Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Off to a great start...

This is going to be a great year because:

- I remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit on New Year's morning first thing, to the SO and the cats, which is the best luck ever, on the first day of the year.

- I ate cornbread, blackeyed peas and collard greens at my neighbor's New Year's party. I am so set.

- The first two e mails I opened were two more great reviews for THE HARROWING. It is so amazing to write something and have people who love this genre have the exact experience that I wanted to create. Oh, heroin.

- The first song I heard on the radio was Todd Rundgren singing "Hello It's Me" and Todd gave me my first writing job ever and changed my life. That is so nice a check-in omen to have on the day...

- The music all day was all that.

- Cabbalistically 2007 is a 9 which is the number of mastery which means even all you non-California space cadets who DON'T believe in all that sh.. stuff are going to benefit from the magic...

- Every year of my life has been better than the next, even when challenging. How can I argue with that kind of progress? You got to admit it's getting betta... getting betta all the time.

- When I'm not writing, I'm dying to write.

- I know the greatest people on the planet. And there are so many more to know. That's the best thing of all.

Happy New Year to everyone!!


Stacey Cochran said...

2007 is a year of mastery, eh?

I've got a good feeling about this year; I'm predicting this is the year that I finally sell a novel to a publisher.

The Harrowing kicks ass, and I pray to God, you keep cranking out novels like it for many, many years to come.


Stephen Blackmoore said...

And a happy new year to you. Really looking forward to reading your book and I wish you all the luck... well, not all the luck, I need some, too, in 2007.

JT Ellison said...

Alex, I can't believe you say rabbit, rabbit -- we do bunny rabbits three times. And I thought we were crazy. Where'd you pick up the tradition???

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Stacey, you are the best - thank you! That makes writing just a little more imperative this morning!

Bet you sell, too. You deserve ever good thing.

The luck of the Irish to you, Stephen... and speaking of Guinness, will I see you at LCC?

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

JT, my soul sister! That's hysterical. It does make you feel a little unbalanced to go around muttering Rabbit Rabbit to unenlightened victims. Bunny rabbits three times is its own kind of weird, too.

I got it from my friend Sa, who's just a repository of interesting myths and customs (half of which I'm sure she makes up herself...). She probably got it from the Renaissance Faire.

When/where did you get it?

JT Ellison said...

My mom, who got it from hers. Now I'm determined to track down the origins, but a quick google of Bunny Rabbits New Year's Eve turned up some... rather interesting items.

We actually say bunny rabbits on the first of each month, too. I write a post it and out it on hubby's alarm.

I'll let you know if I find anything.