Another year over

December 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Christmas has been and gone in its usual rapid blur. I once read a poem that stated ‘Christmas morning comes too soon. Anticipation’s best.’ I agree with the writer. The best part about Christmas, for me, is the delicious expectation of it. Once the day itself arrives it is over in a rush and we’re left full of food and trying to find something to do on Boxing Day, apart from spend more money at the sales or (if you’re in Australia) watch the cricket.

Of course, immediately after Christmas, the year begins its last week, treading inexorably towards a new year.

New years can be frightening or exhilarating. They are frequently coupled with resolutions that don’t last more than a few months and, if you’re like me, thoughts about what lies ahead. I started both 2013 and 2014 looking forward to a book release. At this stage, that’s not going to happen in 2015. However, I was working on my latest manuscript again today, and except for the last, inevitable read through, I believe it’s ready for submission to my publisher. This is always a nerve wracking thing, even if you’re a published author. The acceptance of previous manuscripts does not guarantee the automatic acceptance of a new one.

Whatever the case may be with my new manuscript, I know one thing – I will work as hard as I can to help it succeed. I will also continue to get the word out about the Verindon trilogy. So I guess that’s one commitment I can make in the new year and one thing I can be certain it will bring forth – more for me to do. But with that, goes the reward of knowing that people will hear about my books, and hopefully, enjoy them.

Happy 2015! What are you hoping the new year will bring you? Are you going to make a resolution? Let me know in the comments section!

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