A Year in Review
We're kicking off 2017, and thus ends another year filled with happiness, troubles, and triumphs.
While I'd love to say my year was filled with just sunshine and roses, I know not many of us can say that. But it's been a great year in spite of its issues. So here's a partial rundown!
I finshed writing three books.
I had an article accepted by The Writer.
I had an article accepted by Women on Writing.
I finaled in a contest sponsored by Women on Writing
I started writing for Movie Pilot.
I've written 132 posts for Movie Pilot with 785,000 views.
I took a class on writing for television.
I wrote a pilot script for television.
I signed with an agent.
I published a book.
I taught a class for new authors interested in writing romance.
I created book videos for several of my favorite authors.
I redid my kitchen in 1950s style.
I created three websites, one for an author, one for an illustrator, and one for an attorney.
I got the rights back to several of my older novels.
I got into crafting (painting clay pots and wooden signs).
I reconnected with someone I love very much.
My health had its ups and downs, but I'm able to sit here this evening and type this blog so I'm blessed.
I could go on and on, but those are just some of the highlights. What are you some of yours?
I've been interviewed by Lisa Haselton's Reviews, and with it, I included a special excerpt from my latest release, Last Showing. You can't get this excerpt anywhere else so check it out here.
And please let me know your thoughts in the comments on Lisa's blog.
My Favorite Christmas Song
Mary, Did You Know has been one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs for as long as I can remember. (O Holy Night runs a close second.) Pentatonix and Cee Lo Green both sing wonderful versions of Mary Did You Know. Check them out!
Which version do you like best?
Authors and Readers
Writing isn't a hobby for me. It's my dream. My goal. I can't imagine doing anything else, and while I could still write without readers, it wouldn't be half as much fun. Well, not really even a quarter. That's why, when I saw this post on bookmarket.com, I wanted to share it here. 51 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love.
I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate my readers. Your support means everything to me and to every author who sits behind a keyboard every night.
My thoughts, experiences, challenges, and goals. Right here. At least once a week or so. Oh, and opinions, too. Those will definitely come in. Join me!