Bliss of Pain
Blisters on my feet . . . it’s been years since I’ve had blisters on my feet. Following retirement from dance my calluses have gradually softened . . . way softened. But I’ve decided to dance again – not for performance but personal sake. Gallant musician friends have whipped me into shape. Sure, my technique isn’t as sharp and my body is not nearly as flexible—but I’m not a complete loss. What I’ve learned is that “the dancer” never really leaves a dancer. It’s a passion and I’ve missed nurturing it. It simply is something that brings joy. And I’ve always delighted in the process of choreography, even—and sometimes especially—improvised. My feet are getting ugly again and that brings a certain satisfaction.
For a gal in her 40’s starting over, this round of blister pain is bliss. Better than the first time.
I’ve officially signed with Soul Mate Publishing for the publication of now my 2nd novella, Sea God’s Siren (which will follow the release of my 1st novella, Wind’s Aria) – and the future of the series, The Brother’s Keep, looks optimistic. The position I’m in right now as a writer is exciting and the
possibilities are endless. I’ve found a niche that I absolutely love and that
proves incredibly creative and freeing. It feels oh-so-right. I’m happy to be a part of this publishing house. A component of my contractual process has
involved completing cover art information forms to submit to the artist. What fun it’s been! I’m curious to see the artist’s results. Also, I’ve been
researching marketing options for these upcoming launches and the outlook is positive. Aside from this latest, I’ve had two big freelance jobs to complete this week. Done! It’s been a good and productive span.
is a storyteller, and a transcript editor. She's also a Romans 8:28 kind of Jewish girl ...