…and a Happy New Year, 2019
By Jeff Baker
About 1:10 a.m. in the morning, January 1st, 2019. Good a time as any to do another of these yearly summations. First; how I spent New Year’s Eve…
Ordinarily, I’m either struggling to stay awake until 12 midnight, but with the job I have now I’m already up as I get home around 11:00pm and we’ve been staying up ‘till early morning to watch “The Fugitive,” “Night Gallery” and others. So, this time we were both up and heard the fireworks popping off around 11:58 and going on until about 12:05. (Someone set off a few at one a.m. too!)
As for the writing, I took advantage of being unemployed for about four months to do a lot of writing, and it may have paid off! I’ve had two stories published (another accepted) and I had one of my weekly stories read on Angel Martinez’ podcast. I was also interviewed in conjunction with the other story that appeared on another podcast. Also, I managed to do at least one flash fiction story a week, which I’ve done since mid-2016.
I could ramble on, so I’ll stop here and say Happy New Year, January 1, 2019.