Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

It is hard to believe another year has slipped into history. If the first day of the year gives any indicaton of what lay ahead, it seems I will be writing more in 2010. I spent the day working on chapter three of Becoming Isaac--I love it. It includes an strange man who among other things is a globetrotter with unusual talents. He is a Fromage bon vivants.--even rarer than a chimney sweep these days.
I have been thinking a lot lately about what I hope this new year will bring. Writing has become a passion. It has opened my mind to a new world. I feel like the more I write, the more I have to say. Getting into Costco was one of my goals. Now that I have been there for 3 1/2 months, I find myself being itchy. I have no idea what the future holds for me or my books, but I do know that Isaac's message is much bigger than me, the 9 utah costcos and the nice people who shop there. It seems like it could be a message that others would enjoy and benefit from.
I turned 36 last October. It seems strange to be be thinking about what I will leave behind when I pass on to the next world, but for some reason that thought is always in the back of my mind. Maybe it has been for years. I have often told people that Isaac is the man I hope to become someday and Jake is the man I am today. I still feel like I have too many "Jake Days" and not enough "Isaac Days", but I'm working on it. Cheers to more "Isaac Days" for all of us in 2010.


Tami Harris said...

What a fun surprise for me today as I was running through Costco for a box of diapers to have you there signing books. I picked up the first book back in Sept. and read it way too quickly. I was so anxious to escape back into the world of Niederbipp and was so sad to have to wait so long. With the chaos of the real world around me, I didn't even realize that it's been close to three weeks that I COULD have had the book already! I am SOO excited to get to reading. You are absolutetly right, Isaac's message could benefit SO many more people. I hope it spreads like wild fire and you find great success this new year. I just hope you still have the time to spend in Niederbipp, so we don't have to wait too long for number 3!

Anonymous said...

I was givin both of the books for Chrsitmas, and have finished them both. They were the best read I have had in a long time. Please keep writing!

Karylyn Bliss said...

My husband and I met you in the Bountiful Costco store last week. We purchased Remembering Isaac and you inscribed in the front cover "To the Bliss Family, Viva Neiderbipp" and signed you name. At the time, all I knew about you was your warm smile and humble demeanor and a feeling that I should support your book. Now that I have read it, I wish I would have purchased the second book and had you sign it also. You have an amazing gift for telling a story that makes the reader feel like they are right there in the town of Niederbipp. I am blessed to have crossed paths with you. I too, say "Viva Niederbipp!"