Like an ancient building, parts of me are wearing away, falling down or missing. My joints ache unbearably, and my head doesn’t work the way it used to. The eyesight is appalling and the memory almost non-existant.
I have been ignoring the signs for a while now, adopting the attitude of just ignore it, and it will go away… but try as I might, I cannot deny that I am getting old. Too old for so many things these days, but nothing I will ever admit to, not yet. If I want to do something, I will, even if it costs me later, as I can’t believe that my time is beginning to run out.
Already, certain members of my family are treating me like an ancient relic, constantly reminding me that ‘I have to be careful at my age…’ And that going up ladders or even walking into town on my own is just not on. In case something happens…
I catch them looking at me and know what they are thinking. I know I forget things and I’m not as steady on my feet these days, but seriously, I think I am fitter than most of them, even if it does take me longer to do things.
Secretly though, I quite like the slower pace, and the ready excuse (should I decide to use it) for not doing so much. In fact, I don’t remember saying no to so many things before, and I quite like it.
But before anything else gives up the ghost, I thought I would give some thought to some of the things I haven’t yet achieved. Not a proper bucket list, you understand, as riding a wild horse along the edge of the sea, or getting really close to Niagara Falls and getting soaked to the skin, is beyond even my dreams, this is purely connected to my writing and blogging endeavours.
My Writing Bucket List
Book trailers Should do more of these, and/or improve the ones already done
Paperback copies of our books Some of the covers/editing could be better?
My own blog tour Could do another one?
Character Interviews Could do more of these too
Guest posts Always need more of these
Box set of my crime thriller series
Our own newsletter A work-in-progress
A well-known author endorsement Wishful thinking?
Write a best seller More wishful thinking
Start a writing team A work-in-progress
My memory lets me down again, as I’m sure there are more things I want to do, but you get the picture. And another thing… Anita is just two years younger than me, but not suffering from old age at all! Well, nothing she will admit to, anyway…
Oh well, I’m off to do some work on current WIP, that’s if I can remember where I was up to!