It’s midnight – December 31st, here in NZ at least and in just ten seconds it will be 2015. Every New Years Eve I sit and take stock of the year I have had, and I think positive thoughts about what I want in the year ahead. This year, as I am spending NY eve on my own, I thought I would share some of those thoughts with you all.
First of all a huge thank you to all of my readers – you have made my year absolutely fantastic and if it wasn’t for your positive comments, you emails and messages, I am sure I wouldn’t have done as much as I have done this year – you are what makes my writing so much fun 🙂
I have had an amazingly busy 2014. I have published ten books since February. We have moved house twice. I have two new grandchildren. I am no longer married and I wrote two full books for the NaNoWriMo challenge in November. I also lost 20kg in weight, which I am proud of, although I still have a way to go yet.
The next photo is of my son, Peter and his daughter Abby. He also has a new son this year, Sebastian, bringing my grandchildren total to five.
Like most mothers I am inordinately proud of my children. Holly completed her first year as a nursing student this year, despite being pregnant. Peter works two jobs as a painter and plasterer and Thomas has just qualified as a builder, having finished his apprenticeship this year. All I want for them this coming year is to be happy, healthy and to keep living the lives they have carved for themselves and their families. They mean the world to me in every way.
I have two other things I am really proud of, although for totally different reasons. The first one is my new car, brought with the royalties from The Reluctant Wolf. I am a firm Jaguar fan, and this car is a huge deal for me.
And finally, my family pics would not be complete without one of my little dog – Lulu. She is my constant writing companion, either sleeping on the chair next to my desk, or on the floor under it. I would be lost without her.
So, on to 2015. New books, definitely. I now have three series going, and yet I still have ideas for two more. Fighting Fangs (Book 4 of the Bound and Bonded series) will be out in January, as will a new book of mine (not part of any of my current series) The Biker’s Omega. February will see the release of Fae for All, Book 6 in the Cloverleah Pack series and then in March I am releasing Copping A Lot of Sin, which is book two in the Stockton Wolves series.
But there are other things I want to do as well – drawing, photography and losing more weight for a start. I might even give up smoking (yes, I know it’s a dirty habit, but it helps me write lol – as does chocolate and cups of weak tea), I am definitely giving it some serious thought. I want to take a couple of holidays, and just get out of my office a bit more than I have been doing and I am hoping next Christmas, I can take a cruise – it is something I have always dreamed of doing.
So from where I am sitting I think this new year is going to be a lot of fun – and if it’s not, then I am going to make it fun.
I couldn’t resist this final pic. It was posted on a Facebook group I belong to and as soon as I saw it I started thinking of a new story line. So from my muse to yours, what are you doing in 2015?