2018 – Bring it on!

2018 Bring on the new year!

I can’t say 2017 was a bad year for me. But it was a year of devastating losses for my family. But those losses are their stories to tell, not mine.

I learned a lot about myself, and about others in 2017. I met some wonderful new friends last year, people I will call friends for life. And, sadly, I had to rethink other friendships. Or were they really friendships to begin with?

It’s funny how we think that the new number in the year column makes everything fresh again. It’s a chance to start over, like every minute isn’t a chance to start over. There’s something new and exciting about a new year.

I know that for the first time in my writing career, I’m planning my year in advance. I’d show you my wall calendar for 2018, but then it would be giving away my secrets. Also, it’s in my house in Iowa and we are currently living in Texas. Needless to say, I’ve set a strict schedule for myself. I had to, because this way I can’t procrastinate and get behind. If I do get behind, it throws the whole year out of whack. This is good incentive.

I’ve had some serious thinking to do in the last months of 2017. Not just about writing, but about my personal life. So many changes on the horizon, and as far as I can see they are good. Scary, but good. A new business venture: if you follow me on Facebook, you know about Chili. A new home: we are currently house hunting in Texas. And the possibility of some big new things on the writing front.

So as we quickly slide into the middle of January, I check my calendar, to make sure I’m on track. I smile, because I’m lucky to have my loving and fabulous family who understand my crazy life. I’m also incredibly blessed to have a great support staff for my writing, who make my life so much easier by taking on tasks that take me away from writing.

Big new things on the horizon. I want to discuss them, but I need to get my ducks in a row before I spring them on everyone.

Here’s hoping 2018 rocks!

Shine on,




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