But I do want to take a minute to reflect some on the year that just ended. 2015 had its ups and downs, its wonderful moments and not so wonderful ones. I'm very grateful for so much that happened this year and very proud. I signed my first publishing contract and saw my first two books published. Signing that first contract was a giddy, brilliant feeling I never could have imagined before. Holding my books in my hands was amazing too. I dove into the process, worked hard, and learned a lot along the way. And acknowledged that I still have a lot to learn. I'm proud of those two books, and I'm grateful for everyone who has supported me in my quest to become a published author and everyone who has bought my books, read them, reviewed, let me know you enjoyed them. You are all wonderful. I'm grateful too for all all the wonderful books I've read that have given me hours of enjoyment and all the new authors I've discovered. Which if I wasn't so scattered I would have listed for you here. (Can I blame the craziness surrounding the holidays and a book release? Or would that just be excuses?)
And now I'm looking ahead to a new year. I have one book slated for publication in 2016 already, and I hope to have more. I hope to write more books than last year. Actually it would be great if I could manage to write a little faster, or at least procrastinate a little less. It's something I'll work on this year, right along with not letting time get away from me so much. I'm not one for resolutions because they're so easy to break, but I do like the idea of starting new in a new year. I like the feeling of hope that a new year brings. I always have. I'm hoping for good things in 2016, for me, for you, for everyone.
So happy new year. I wish you happiness, health, and all good things in 2016!