In Celtic mythology, the salmon is associated with wisdom. It was believed that by eating salmon, you could gain wisdom and even the ability to see the future. Now, I’m all for omega-3s and enough smarts to keep my head firmly attached to my neck but I like a little mystery around my future. If I don’t know what’s coming, I don’t have to suppress my wild hopes. I can let them meander and grow and cling to every moment.
My philosophy heading into this new year is twofold:
1) respect the salmon—that is, do my research, continue to learn as much as I can about the publishing industry
2) hope, knowing that hard work is the surest road to success but without hope, it’ll be a miserable and disappointing journey
When I began this blog back in 2012, I wanted it to be a chronicle of my writing journey. Somewhere along the way, I got lost in the tangled brambles of expectation—imagined or otherwise. I tried to write what I thought people wanted to see from me, and I grew to hate blogging. This year—and take this as an election promise (which is to say, retractable)—I hope to return to blogging. To produce content I enjoy and which you might like too.