This post is likely to provide zero helpful information for those of you in search of all things writing or written, but I need to write it. For various and sundry reasons, last year (2007) was one of the most significant in my entire life..and I can’t let it go by without “gushing” a little. Please allow me this brief moment of self-indulgence.
2008. I’ve successfully outlived most of the time settings in the science fiction I read as a kid — 1984, 2001, etc. No resolutions. Well, one — to grow and achieve and succeed at least as much as I have this past year. That’s going to be a tall order. It was a breakthrough (dare I say,monumental) year for Mrs. Simmons’ boy, Scot. I am doing things and accomplishing things that I had resigned myself to never doing or accomplishing in a million years.
I am working on the second draft of a potentially “award-winning” novella/screenplay and will self-publish a book of poetry this year.
I have built an impressive listing of clients, supporters and resource people in the last year…and I wanted to thank as many as I can.
Thank you, Hutt. I’m writing the acceptance speech this week.
Thank you, Kristyn and Rad — my “group.” You are so important to me, so instrumental to my success and you’ve helped even more than you know. You’re the best.
Thank you Roger for being there. In hoc.
Thank you Alan and Moglett for your artistic support — early and ongoing.
Thank you FDP — my first clients and still the best.
Thank you Maria and Jeff for being my students…and clients.
Thank you Rob, Deborah, Aviel, Dan, Janene, Margaret, Fred, Maria, Ed, Bob, Susan, Whit, Bill, Lidia, Mark, Steve for your support and friendship.
Thank you, Tim for your story.
Thank you Big John M. for founding and fostering The GRRRRRRRRRRRoup.
Thank you William Stuart. You are the perfect client.
Thank you Vinh (of the Wisconsin Buis) for growing with me.
Thank you Cindy for your love and support.
Thank you Caitlin for your pep talks and your confidence.
Thank you Marineland…for moving away.