If writing were…
...a lunar new-year animal, maybe it would be this year’s representative: the Earth Ox.
We’re supposed to expect stability and dependability, albeit slow progress, in the coming Ox year. Patience and hopeful plodding towards success… Sounds like a typical year of working on a manuscript.
So, happy New Year to all of you who follow the lunar calendar (Jan. 26, 2009 - Feb. 13, 2010); and happy Writing Year, to all of you plodding along on your manuscripts.