I find myself saying almost the same thing each year - WOW, HASN'T THIS YEAR FLOWN BY!!!
But truly 2013 absolutely whizzed past me! At times, I was really challenged by how much time was flying past and absolutely terrified that I wouldn't be able to achieve the tasks and goals I'd set for myself, never mind the ones my editors were setting for me.
Luckily, I managed to kill myself, umm, push myself to get things done. And for that, I'm truly thankful!!
If I had to choose my favourite part of 2013, I'd definitely choose the second part of the year. Between June and December, things got SUPER CRAZY but in an absolutely great way. I was invited to partake in a project (more of that when I can reveal it), I got the green light for a trilogy I was dying to write now titled THE UNTAMEABLE GREEKS, and my writing journey took another unexpectedly exciting direction. Sorry to be a little vague but I have to be until the right time.
My love of writing Harlequin Presents was also perpetuated by a 6-book contract (whoop) which means I'm employed until 2015 or whenever I write the sixth book, which I hope will be way before 2015! So readers, you're in for more books from me in the coming months!!
Of course, I couldn't have done any of this without the loving support from my family, personal friends, and writer friends, some of whom are even closer to me than some personal friends. I continue to be humbled by how giving the writing community is each time I reach out and also how much I continue to learn with each book. Thank you!!
I go into 2014 with so much optimism and excitement because my family is happy and healthy, and also I have some decisions to make in the coming months which WILL be life-changing in a good way. My family and I are keeping our fingers crossed that it comes to pass and I promise to share that news too when the time is right.
It's been a fantastic year for me, thanks to you, my readers and friends, and I hope you stick around for 2014!
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THE VERY BEST WISHES FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!!
PS - I've also just found out that awesome reviewer Desere Steenberg has added my December Harlequin book - HIS ULTIMATE PRIZE to her January book recommendations. Whooop! Already a great start to the year. Go check out her other recommendations! http://contemporaryromancecafe.com/january-book-recommendations-by-desere-from-romance-book-haven/