13 January 2023

Published January 11, 2023 by rochellewisoff

Like us on Facebook 

The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit.

PHOTO PROMPT © Fleur Lind

CLICK TO JUMP IN

Genre: Narrative
Word Count: 100

TURN THE PAGE

            Another trip around the sun is complete. I’ve welcomed the new year. Resolutions? No. Like Christmas toys they’re, more-often-than-not, abandoned by February first. Goals? Yes. For one, I’m shooting for two-hundred swim miles by December.

            Other goals include releasing a new novel.

            Scrolling through a lengthy list of my publisher’s suggested edits, I fight the urge to turn off the computer and hide under my bed with the dust bunnies.

Steady girl. You’ve got this. There are paintings to be painted and an important story to tell.

A milestone birthday and new chapter of life loom large on my horizon.  

97 comments on “13 January 2023

    • Dear Jen,

      The year is starting with some promise. 😀 2022 was a good one so I’m hoping this one’s even better. I signed with the new publisher for next novel in October. Had some great art sales.
      At any rate, swimming really does calm my anxieties so I’m not going to put too much pressure on that goal. I made it to 164 miles last year. Not ashamed of that by any means.
      Thank you.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

  • I truly admire your positive attitude, Rochelle, I’ve made a few NYRs too, and so far I’m on track. I hope yours fall nicely into place for you 🙂 And celebrate all year, that’s the way to go!
    I love the expression ‘dust bunnies’!

    Liked by 1 person

  • Instead of hiding under the bed from that list of edits, go to the pool and swim laps – you’ll still be avoiding but gaining on your other goal: win-win 😉 lol Yep, too much life to live to go and hide. Have a wonderful 2023!

    Liked by 2 people

  • I agree with you about resolutions. They are abandoned quickly. Goals are kind of the same thing but practical to work with as they require to be broken down into tasks. I’m sure you’ll get there. Under the bed is needed sometimes. You might find a dust bunny gem.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Bear,

      Some of the edits are a little drastic and a couple I’m not sure I agree with but then she’s given me carte blanche to take all or none of her suggestions. 😉 Lots to consider. The road ahead does look promising indeed. Thank you.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      PS This publisher might be interested in What the Heart Wants and our Bear Starfire.

      Like

      • Love the PS… 🙂 I hope it works out. By the time I did the edits from the last time I tried to get published, there wasn’t enough of a story left to make it worth my time, so I dropped it. Decided to go back to writing for friends. So far, I find that very much more rewarding. Shalom, Bear

        Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Mason,

      At this point in the editing, I’ve come to a slight disagreement with the editor. However for the most part I’m good with her suggestions…or thin this case “their” as there were three.
      As for the swimming, I added 300 yards to my workout yesterday and am feeling pretty pleased with myself. 😀 Thank you.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

    • Dear Ronda,

      Many thanks for your good wishes. I’m happy to have you in my corner. I know Lia has my best interest at heart and most of her suggestions I agree with. Some darlings have already been slaughtered and I’m sure the reader will never miss them. 😉

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

  • I was afraid my “story” was more like an essay but I see I am not the only one to go that route. Once again, without even realizing or intending to, you have made me feel good about my efforts.
    Much luck in the coming year. You deserve everything you are working toward!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Dawn,

      Narrative essay is actually what I meant to go in the genre tag. While we’re called Friday Fictioneers…We’re more like Wednesday Writers…;) It doesn’t have to be fiction. It doesn’t even have to be prose. Glad my piece made you feel good about yours. 😀

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dear Penny,

      With the luck I’ve been having lately…missed a week of swimming with a tummy bug and this past one with a very painful pulled side muscle…who knows if I’ll make my 200 wet miles goal. (I’ll have fun trying in any event 😉 )
      Thank you for your kind words.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Like

  • Dear Rochelle,

    I raise my morning coffee to toast your past successes and 2023 goals. My goal is to be around to read about the book release and the 200th wet mile.

    Since I measure my laps in yards, I cannot imagine, but good for you. You go girl!!!

    Peace,

    Bill

    Liked by 2 people

    • Dear Bill,

      And I raise my nightcap to you. I actually measure my laps in yards, too. I’ve bumped it up from 2700 yards to 3000. 1760 yards is a mile. I’ve had a few physical challenges already this year, so we’ll see how it goes.
      As the book’s under contract I just have to work hard at those edits. I bid you a fond good night.

      Shalom,

      Rochelle

      Liked by 1 person

  • Thank you Rochelle. Hope and strive every day is all we can set goals for. Unfortunately, in this competitive world of ours, making every happy moment count is probably the best we can do. Wishing you a restful day.

    Liked by 1 person

  • Speak to me so I know someone's reading me. (Your comments brighten my day.)

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    lindacapple

    Writing from the Soul, Speaking from the Heart

    Carrot Ranch Literary Community

    Making literary art accessible 99 words at a time!

    Magical Stories by Ronda Del Boccio

    Bringing Visions to Life

    Riverbrat

    Navigating the mountains and valleys of everyday life on the riverbank.

    Our Literary Journey

    Driveling twaddle by an old flapdoodle.

    Addicted To Living

    learning from one crazy experience to the next.

    saania2806.wordpress.com/

    Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

    Invincible Woman on Wheels

    Conquering the World

    This, that and the other thing

    Looking at life through photography and words

    Kelvin M. Knight

    Reading. Listening. Writing.

    Na'ama Yehuda

    Speech Language Pathologist, Writer, Blogger -- musings, anecdotes, stories, quotes, life lessons and growth

    Diane's Ponderings

    Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

    Penz-o-Paula

    Paula Shablo

    Lost Imperfect Found

    Self-discovery through self-reflection.

    Sarah Potter Writes

    Pursued by the muses of prose, poetry, and art

    Sammi Cox

    Author Aspiring

    Neil MacDonald Author

    A writer's journey

    Autumn Leaves

    For those who enjoy fiction

    Native Heritage Project

    Documenting the Ancestors

    Living In Eternity

    If Eternity Is Forever, Am I There Now?

    Rereading Jane Eyre

    Author Luccia Gray

    zicharonot

    Catskills Memories, Genealogy, travel and commentary

    %d bloggers like this: