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Sunday, March 22, 2015

New Beginnings

Never let anyone steal your joy.

It's a new day, day 3 of writer friend, SG's, 100 daily writing challenge.

My new notebook grows fat with juicy words, delicious gossip and hidden secrets. I purchased a new notebook especially for this writing challenge. It feels good to crack the spine, fold it flat, and sniff the page. It is a new beginning.

Today I type facing my new desktop monitor. It is an ASUS 24" monitor. This new monitor is something I purchased from a computer store in Yonkers for $189.

My old monitor proved useless and demanding. I must admit, it morphed into a pig. From the start, it didn't work. When I least expected, it would fade to black. Just about the time I'd given up to move forward with the purchase of a new monitor, it would turn on. I tolerated the erratic monitor behavior for more than four years. Yesterday I trashed it. This new monitor marks a new beginning.

Friday marked the first day of spring. Spring is that calendar event saying winter is done.

Winter was tough this year. Snow fell. And fell. And fell.

For seemingly endless weeks, the air was frigid and everyone wished to be someplace warm, right after they trampled Phil the groundhog.

But Friday, that first day of spring, snow fell. And fell. And fell.

What began in late morning as a flutter of fine flakes, lasted into late evening becoming a blanket of white.

From a seat with panoramic window view, I watched as roads filled thick with snow. It was as if old man winter had wagged its frosted fickle finger one last time at those of us who dared think he was done.

But today is a new day.

The air is fresh and the sky is clear and bright. And like the snow storm that just as wildly blew in and softly departed, like it or not, old man winter is showing signs of fatigue, a positive sign that at long last spring is here.

I am grateful for this new day; I am grateful for my new desktop monitor. I am grateful for mustering the courage to dump the old one. Finally. I am grateful for signs of spring, SA and her 100 daily writing challenge, and most definitely I am grateful for you dear reader.

Thank you for reading and being a part of my story.

Here's to new beginnings.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

Writing Tip:

Has someone betrayed you? If so, don't get angry. Get pen. Make that individual a character in your next novel. Think of the fun it will be to cover that person in snot, vomit, or blood. Writing is fun.

Writing Quote:

"Write whatever you want, so long as it is the truth."--Stephen King

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