My Writer Wish List

I was thinking about all of the things that I would have loved to have gotten for Christmas.  Not extravagant things, not a whole closet full of clothes (maybe just 1 new pair of jeans), not a lot of jewelry, and not expensive shoes (okay maybe just 1 inexpensive pair).  The things that I would’ve liked for Christmas are all pertaining to my craft of writing.  Well Christmas has come and gone and I still have my Writer Wish List without anything being crossed off so I guess that just adds another list of things that I need to strive for in the year 2012 to be able to obtain.  Today I thought I would share my Writer Wish List with all of you, somewhat as a way to hold myself to the task of achieving some, if not all, of the items on the list.  

  1. A yearly subscription to the ‘Writer’s Digest’ Magazine and ‘The Writer’ Magazine so I won’t miss one single issue.
  2. A New Laptop that doesn’t go as slow as molasses and would be able to hold some of the software that I would also like to get.
  3. Six month’s supply of printing cartridges so I won’t run out of ink for at least that length of time.
  4. A gift card to either a book store or an office supply store.
  5. A set of pretty purple pens (that seems to be my favorite color to write with even though my personal favorite color is blue).
  6. A year supply of coffee (the good stuff while we’re at it).
  7. A stack of empty journals/notebooks with pretty covers.
  8. The Scrivener software for writers as well the Adobe Creative Suite software.
  9. An Agent
  10. A new batch of customized business cards to pass out and bring in some new clients. 

So that’s my Writer wish list for the New Year.  So what are some of your most needed items on your Writer wish list?  Until tomorrow…Hope you have all of your lists ready for 2012.

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

Writer/Editor

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God Called One of His Angels Home Today

“What we are is God’s gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.” 

~Eleanor Powell 

I had something completely different in mind to blog about today but when my best friend Ms. L called me with some tragic news that took place in her family I was moved to write something totally different.  A 38 year old woman is no longer in this world today due to a heart attack that no one saw coming and obviously (because of her age and good health) could not have been predicted.  Ms. L had just spoken to her last night and she was said to have been lively and energetic, without any sign of something being wrong.  Then she was just gone.  

Now while I did not know this person personally I feel sadness for Ms. L and her family and the immediate family of the person they lost.  Mostly I feel such sadness for her 8 year old little girl who was unfortunate enough to be the one to find her because she had no idea (clearly) that this would be her last Christmas with her mother.  This is a painful reminder of the fact that none of us are promised tomorrow.  

I find myself constantly telling myself that I will start really living my life tomorrow, or next week, or next year, after I have everything mapped out.  Today I realized the problem with that way of thinking.  We don’t know what life we have left on this earth and because of that we have to start living that life.  I’m not dismissing the act of planning what it is that you want to do in life (I don’t think I could stop planning if I tried) as well as what you want out of it.  However, all of that planning should not go to waste by forgetting to live out those plans before we lose our chance to.  

And for those of you out there who have unspoken words that you think you have all this time left to say, say them now because none of us know if we will have another time to say them.  Until tomorrow…Never take for granted the life that you have. 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

Writer/Editor

The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”

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