⇒A 2500 word short story competition, 20lbs down from 30 days ago, and nearly 30k words into a story that isn’t any good but is coming along nicely makes for a year turning out quite well. I would have to say that I have done more listening on how to do things over the last couple months than I have actually done of anything. Yet, there are multiple sources saying that learning is as much absorbing as doing. Suffice it to say that it has been a productive couple months as compared to previous… perhaps years. Maybe, it’s the age, maybe it’s the settling in for the last half of this ride of life. Creating something, anything, that might outlast ourselves might be a narcissistic venture, but it is motivating nonetheless.