Where did the year go? Everyone’s asking this question as Christmas zooms near. With a near-70-hour work week, up into the wee hours most days, I’ve spent most of it working or sleeping. Not much writing. Ouch. But, with the book-inspired digital Johnny Vic game coming closer to a reality, I’m gearing up for a great 2013. In the meantime, co-workers and friends are shaking their heads. Feeling an ever increasing anger. Things are crazy. The real America seems to be forgotten: in its place, an ill-conceived evil fantasy. Our children are being taught that there is no real, concrete, black and white, right vs wrong. No wonder they’re confused. I grew up watching and playing violence. Cops and robbers. Cowboys and Indians. War heroes. And I don’t have a thirst for blood. But the key word is: HEROES!!! Today’s so-called heroes are those “grey” creations. Not totally good. Got some bad in them. Kids are encouraged to sympathize with killers and rapists now. I can just hear the thought process in those undeveloped little brains. (Heck, they had it tough. No wonder they did such bad things. Hey–I’ve had it tough, too! Maybe I should go out and . . . . . ). People laugh at Mayberry RFD and Father Knows Best. I mourn them. Maybe that’s why I’m so excited about Johnny Vic’s BIG DIG turning into a digital game. He’s a good hero that kids can and SHOULD relate to. Not familiar with Johnny Vic? Go to http://www.annrichduncan.com. My YA series is historical fantasy at its best. (Hey! it was endorsed by the Teaching American History Program Director at Castleton State College! And, by the way, a professor at ANOTHER college nominated my novel, The SEED, for inclusion on their required reading list for incoming freshmen. Not too bad for an unknown like me. Thanks, Castleton State College and Green Mountain College, for making 2012 a good year, with hopes of a better one in 2013!
2013 is coming!