This has been both a very tough and a very rewarding year for me.
I saw the first two contemporary romances I’ve written make it onto real book shelves. I still don’t get tired of popping into a Barnes & Noble every time I pass one, and just having a peek to see if they’re still there.
We moved again (*groan*) in the middle of the year. This one was the toughest yet, as my girls are 14 and 15 and don’t transition as easily as they used to. On the plus side, we found a real dream home. Out in the country with nothing but the wildlife for neighbors and still within a ten minute drive of everything I need.
At the beginning of the year, I signed with an agent for the first time, and she went to work right away. It took a long time to finalize the details, but we signed a two-book deal with Kensington, which will see me back in bookstores in 2017, and another for 3 new medieval e books with Lyrical.
In 2016, I’m looking to refine and focus my energy more. Writing and publishing is a huge learning curve, and a lot of energy gets wasted going down the wrong roads a time or two. Things that don’t work for me, have to go (both personally and professionally). I’ve been doing an incredible process of energy healing over the last few weeks, and whether you believe that sort of thing is useful or not, it has affirmed what I know to be true. I have to live my truth, my way, to find the right path, and surrender to it. Instead of trying to bend it to go the direction I think it should go.
I’m looking forward to it. Watch the chicks and me shoot straight as an arrow for where we need to be. It promises to be a wild flight.