Tomorrow isn’t just the last day of the year, it’s the last day of the 2010s. As in a whole decade, ends after tomorrow. That fact has me feeling pretty emotional in a lot of ways. It’s more than just writing a “2” instead of a “1” when you write the date. It feels like the end of an era.
Thinking back to the last time I remember this happening – so, 2009 – I don’t recall feeling any strong emotion about it. I would’ve been almost 13 years old, so probably too preoccupied with all the awkward growing up stuff (I know, so much fun, am I right?). At the time, I was probably more worried about the infamous Mayan calendar bull crap that turned out to be complete hogwash (but of course, my naive pre-teen hormone-laced brace-faced mind was almost entirely convinced the world was totally gonna end).
This decade shift feels different. Energetically, chronologically, I’m in a drastically different place than I was ten years ago. Now I’m a lovesick recent college grad struggling to find a “real” writing job while carving out a niche for my novels and somehow squeezing some semblance of a social life amidst all of that. I’ve left some awkwardness behind, but some of it still exists in the recesses of my mind. I read an interesting Tweet earlier today (I don’t think I’d be able to find it now to show you, sorry) talking about how kids born between 1997 and 2005 (as an approximation) will likely be settling down and finding permanent stability in this next decade.
I guess that could be hopeful or terrifying, depending how you look at it. I want to be hopeful but I honestly am terrified. And in anticipation of this decade shift, I wrote this story you may have heard of if you follow any of my socials.
It’s called Forgetting What I Couldn’t Remember, and it’s about a girl who travels back in time to teach her old bullies a lesson. There’s a lot more to it than just that, but you’ll have to stay tuned to hear more about it as the release gets closer. I’m hoping to have it available for purchase by the end of January, but it really just depends on how quickly my cover art gets finalized.
This story fits the uncertainty and reflective mood of the new decade. It shows the reader where I’ve been and where I’m currently headed, and blends it all together in a delightful mix of crazed honesty (or at least, that’s how I hope it comes across). It’s not a memoir, but there are numerous elements in it that could function similarly. I’m very excited for you to read it! Keep tabs on that by following me on Facebook and Instagram @angelinasingerauthor if you feel so inclined 😉
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Here’s to a new decade filled with new possibilities and life changes that bring us all closer to where we want to be. And remember, we’re not scared – we’re EXCITED. See you on the flip side, my readers!
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