I couldn’t let the new year start without wishing all of you a happy one. On a scale of 1 to 10, 2014 will go down in history as about a 4, for me anyway. I was sick quite a bit and am still dealing with the aftermath of those darned pinched nerves. I didn’t get as much writing done as I would have liked, but that’s the beauty of a new year. By the way, resolutions aren’t necessarily bad things so long as we’re realistic and honest with ourselves.
On a positive note, I can type again, hold a book, knit, and move about freely. I have the company of family and friends, whose support is without measure. I owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to my fans. I thank you for your kind words, for letting everyone know about my novels and for dipping into your pockets for a chance to read one of them yourselves.
What are my plans for 2015? I’ll hit only the highlights, both large and small.
- Complete book 2 of that Majesta Landing series, which is Tec’s story. You met him in book 1. He’s a helicopter pilot, a laid back man with a sense of humor. Everyone is a friend–everyone that is, until he meets Dr. Mairenn Vestergaard. She gives him a run for his money!
- Finish knitting a pair of fingertipless (is that even a word?) gloves for my son. My next project will likely be an afghan/blanket.
- Continue therapy for the pain in my back. What started in my upper back is slowly moving southward. For some reason, it reminds me of squeezing toothpaste out of a tube.
- My grandson wants to learn to play the piano and guess who his teacher will be? You guessed it!
- Get the garage cleaned out. We’ve lived in our house for almost 8 years and we never finished unpacking. Why is it we park $30,000 cars in the driveway and fill our garages with stuff? (My husband regularly threatens to bring in a dumpster.)
- Lose a few pounds (isn’t that one ALWAYS on the list?).
- And last, but not least: do a better job of staying in touch with my fans–more blog posts, Facebook interaction, etc.
Have a great year! As Captain Picard told his daughter in the Star Trek TNG episode, The Inner Light, “Live now, Meribor. Always make now the most precious time. Now will not come again.”
Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams. Make each day count.