So said my father every St. Patty’s Day without fail. So top ‘o the mornin’ to all of you! Today is the day to celebrate being Irish aka my favorite day of the year. On this day people can look at me and say “hey bet YOU’RE having fun looking like a leprechaun today, you Irish thing you!” and I don’t have to follow up with “Well yes, but I’m mostly Italian” and deal with their gaping mouths and stunned disbelief. Today I can just be Irish!!
So in the spirit of my forefathers, today I will be motivated, get all my work done in order that either today or tomorrow I can have spare time to thrive (meaning write or edit existing completed novels of mine) and be therefore able to query agents. My ancestors crossed the Atlantic to leap ahead, I will cross the sea of turbulent doubts and no self confidence to my literary land of liberty.
I am Irish. I am American. I have Irish Pride. I will be published.