Why “News” is a Plural Word

Oct 1, 2018 | Me, Updates, Writing

Over the years, I’ve made many changes to this blog.

The site has reinvented itself a number of times. Going from a hand-built site that had a beautiful front end (but clunky code running in the background) to a full-service WordPress blog.

The site used to have a weekly tagline, and I kept that up for years hoping that someone would acknowledge it. But it never happened.

And I used to post about writing technique and secrets. Honestly, I’d like to get back to that eventually. But now is a different time for me. A pivotal time, which may test my resolve, but with the potential for great rewards.

Up to the beginning of this year, I posted progress reports only on occasion. Lately, it seems like progress is all I have to talk about.

And that’s a good thing.

It all goes to show that “News” is a plural word. For a time, it seems as if nothing is happening, but when one development suddenly pops up, more arrive before the first is even done.

I touched upon this subject once before. But now it is more true than ever.

So What’s the Good News?

Well, I can’t tell you. And if you’re a regular reader, then you know why. But in case you aren’t, here’s the deal:

All I have are potential opportunities right now. I have nothing concrete to announce. But good things are happening behind the scenes. And it seems like every day sets a new record for how close I have come to achieving my dreams.

Apart from that, I am filled with a sense of optimism and hope. And this particular hope is a breed I have not experienced before. I tend to be a positive person in all situations, regardless. But lately I have been relishing the possibilities of making a real achievement, and leaving a glowing mark on the world.

And the feeling grows with time. I have had one or two setbacks during this period, sure. I’ve had to take a step backward here and there. Yet even my disappointments feel constructive, and, for the moment, seem to clear the way for even greater possibilities.

What is the good news I am sitting on? Well, I’ll tell you when it hatches. Until then, any number of things can go wrong, and I could always find myself back at square one.

What Can We Do to Help?

My appreciation goes out to those who are praying and well-wishing for me. Whatever you’re doing, it’s working.

In the meantime, keep checking this space. Keep Netflixing. Let me know your thoughts and feelings about everything I post, and, most important of all, enjoy the lives you have. You deserve the same happiness and optimism that I am experiencing right now. And there’s no reason we can’t all succeed together.