New Day, New Year

I haven’t updated my blog in months. The simple, and personal, reason is this: my mother passed away earlier this year, after years of battling cancer.

In fact, I struggled with writing all of last year as well, even as I was finishing volume 1 of Persia Blues. Luckily for me, I don’t make my living from writing, otherwise I would have been in the unemployment line a while ago.

But today is the first day of spring, which is also the Persian New Year, called Noruz (literally: new day). So I think it appropriate to use today as the catalyst for my renewed effort in writing and creating again. I’ll start with baby steps, a few blog posts here, maybe a piece of flash fiction there. We’ll see how it goes.

Anyway, happy new year to all.


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