Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow I turn 39 . . . yet again.

It's been an eventful year. It was about this time last year that I decided to try my hand at writing. That was one novel, ten short stories, and about 135,ooo words ago. So as much as I feel I sort of slacked off at times, I do have the numbers to remind my ever guilty conscience that I actually put some real effort into it this time.

I'm still not totally comfortable calling myself a "writer", as that is something that other writers are called. Yeah, I know, it doesn't make a lot of sense. But there it is.

Ah well, I will eat a bite of cake in celebration. The main thing is seeing everybody together again.


  1. Happy birthday! I just had my 40th and it seemed to go easier than 30 did. Hang in there on the writing. It will come if you don't force it.

  2. 39?! So let me see, that makes this your 9th annual 39th birthday.

  3. 39? That's your story and you're gonna stick with it! LOL.

    That burning desire to "put words on paper" is what makes a writer. Yes, Nate--you ARE a writer! All writers question themselves in slumps--that's normal. What you've accomplished is prolific. So here's a pat on your back, Big Guy...YOU deserve it!