...And good riddance. I'm not sure quite what to say about this year. My usual wrap-up doesn't quite feel right. There were absolutely good things this year, but as a whole...I'm happy to see it over and cautiously hope for better in 2021. I had so many plans for 2020—writing plans, travel plans, plans of all kind—and very few of them came to pass. Obviously this year did not turn out as any of imagined. I realized recently that this is first year I haven't written a whole book in a long time, certainly since I've been published. It's not a good feeling, but I'm trying not to be too hard on myself. This has been a year filled with anxiety, fear, and trauma, and that calls for more kindness and patience with ourselves and others.
I did write part of a book (not the multiple books I'd planned, but...), and I'm determined to finish it as soon as I can in the coming year. I'm going to self-publish it (and I already have a gorgeous draft cover for it), so hopefully it will be in your hands sooner rather than later, but no promises on the timing. I still love the characters and the story (more dragon shifters!) even if the writing is very slow right now.
The major writing accomplishment of the year is the re-release of the first four Chronicles of Tournai books with all new covers by the amazing Natasha Snow and the release of book eight in the series. They're all so pretty, and it's lovely to see them together. And despite this year's lack of writing progress on the series, I absolutely intend to write more in the series.
So many thanks to all of you, for reading and reviewing, for talking about my books, and for keeping in touch this year. I'm grateful to all of you. Much love to you all and wishes for health and happiness in the year to come.