Is December 21, 2012 Foretelling an Armageddon? Gorham Printing Encourages the Idea of a New Beginning

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Staff at short-run book printer in western Washington says no, December 21 can be viewed as a new beginning for writers everywhere.

Mahatma Gandhi - "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

In less than three weeks, the well-anticipated date of December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan long calendar, will come to pass. Is it the end of the world? Will an alignment of planets throw off the rotation of the Earth? Not according to NASA and many other agencies and professionals.

Everyone’s calendar in the western world, whether on a wall, a desk or a Garfield plastic pocket one has an ending date of December 31. Then a new year starts on the infamous January 1. It was no different for the ancient Mayans, as one period ended, they would start a new calendar. Think of December 21 as a new beginning, a chance to start new projects you’ve been putting off over the years.

While surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take stock of this fun fact of history on the 21st and write. Kathleen Shaputis, from Gorham Printing, says, “Now is the time, your time, to begin writing your memoirs or the great American novel.”

Short-run digital book printing has opened the way for self-publishers to create and publish their books as never before. Let December 21 be the turning point for beginning a tome of memories or completing the dramatic ending to a manuscript.

“Maybe your main character is born on December 21, 2012 and the story unfolds in the future with levels of incredible technology and advanced medicine,” Shaputis continues. “Use the 21st as a jumping off point for your book if you’re stuck for an idea.”

Whether anticipating the end of the world or a new, brighter future, begin writing now. Don't know where to start? Visit Gorham Printing's website and request a free copy of "A Guide to Book Printing and Self-Publishing."

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