“All is quiet on New Year’s Day. A world in white gets underway. I want to be with you, be with you night and day. Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” U2
So I am writing this blog on New Year’s Day but because of blogs previously written it will be about a week late. This fits my purposes just fine. So, let me ask you, how is the New Year going?
Have you kept your resolutions? It is a hard thing to change. To effectively implement change one must usually change other factors. For example with a drug addict or alcoholic the best method of treatment is to isolate them in a rehab. This prevents them physically from indulging in their forbidden pleasures. Once released it is a good practice to avoid friends or associates they abused with and to avoid locations where they practiced their habit as well.
I have decided that this year I am going to work harder then I have ever worked before. I am a writer or maybe better put an aspiring writer. The difference is that a writer sells their books while an aspiring writer doesn’t. I don’t attribute my lack of sales to bad writing, by any means. Rather I blame lack of exposure. After all it is estimated that a million books come out every year and it is very hard to get noticed.
One method I am going to use is my blog, “Turn A Page Or Two”. https://johnkaniecki.blogspot.com
I have opened my blog not just for my own writing but for the writings and promotion of other authors. My theory is that in promoting other authors I will bring traffic to my site. If you could please subscribe to get emails about my postings.
In addition to my blogging on Psych Central and Turn A Page Or Two, I hope to do more reading. This will require my sacrificing my long hours on Cookie Jam. I am on level 3535. I don’t know whether I should be proud of that fact or ashamed. Either way I plan to cut down at the game and in it’s place I will do more reading. I never considered playing Cookie Jam as a waste of time as I always did serious thinking during that time.
Another thing I plan to do is increase my time in reading the Bible. I do preaching on a regular basis and I consistently read the Bible. I just plan to increase the time spent. Also I would like to become more active in my evangelistic efforts.
I really have two strong motivations for my great effort I plan this year. The first is my wife Sylvia who suffers from dementia. As a result of her illness I cannot work a conventional job as I must stay home and take care of her. Even in typing this blog I turn my head backwards every other sentence to make sure she’s not wandering into danger. Sylvia spent her whole life taking care of either children as a nanny or elderly people. I can’t imagine that God would abandon her in her time of need.
Secondly there is my mental illness. I don’t think I would mind being homeless so much except I wouldn’t be able to take my medications. The thought of returning to a psychiatric hospital for a tenth time really disturbs me. I’m not young anymore.
Well 2018 seems to be a make or break year for me. I will most likely run out of money this year unless something miraculous happens. Of course in my writing miraculous events are the norm.
Please check out “Murmurings Of A Mad Man” which was my first book I got published. It is written about my time in a state psychiatric hospital called Graystone. https://johnkaniecki.weebly.com/murmurings-of-a-mad-man.html