2020 has been rough from the very start, but I’m feeling more hopeful as the calendar runs out. New year, new government, new me? I don’t expect overnight changes, but vaccines are being approved and distributed. The winter weather has settled in, but spring is closer every day. There are still lockdowns, and it’s been a good month since I’ve been out for more than lunch or shopping. One of my favorite movie quotes is, “It can’t rain all the time.” Maybe the clouds are starting to part for brighter days ahead. I’d like to think so, even if the darkness doesn’t break right away. I have a lot of projects to look forward to, editing, querying, and publishing are all on my goal list for 2021. Fantastic America, and Midwestern Magicians are still on my desk, and inching closer to a book shelf or E-reader by the day. Tomorrow may not be much of an improvement over today, but I’ll take any improvement on the way to better days.