I swear I was making new years resolutions three seconds ago. Now I’m packing hubby off to the shopping centre because the only present that doesn’t appear below our tree yet is the one with my name written on it.
Actually, its not a slight, but rather a feat of organisation on my part. This is the first time in my entire life that I’ve gotten the shopping done before December 24th. I feel like I might finally be growing up. Now all I need to do to be a real grown up is have an organised fridge, be up to date with the washing, and weed the garden regularly. Right? Eh. Being an adult is overrated.
But this post isn’t about that. Its about reflections on the year that was. I’ll be honest: on paper, this year looks amazing. In actual fact, its one I’m all too eager to see the end of.
Professionally, its been the best year of my life. I get to write full time, for a living. That, my friend, is the dream. While I was writing The Remnant, I was also ghost-writing a book that we hoped would change people’s lives. That book launched in July and guess what! It’s actually changing peoples lives, and I got to be part of it! Every week I hear new stories about people whose health puzzles have been solved by this book. I love it. I couldn’t be happier.
We filmed three incredible book trailers and got a heck of a taste of film-making. I’ve got to say, I’ve go the bug! Now its just a matter of finding another project. Man, that was fun.
In November, we launched The Remnant. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work, blood sweat and tears. I hoped I could churn out the first sequel by March and the second by June but I can tell you now that ain’t gonna happen.
You see, every novel carries with it a certain journey. I always go into it with a simple plan in mind: write a compelling, entertaining book. What always happens is that God takes me on a certain journey to nail the ‘compelling’ bit. Apparently thats something that has to come from a bit of depth.
Apparently that is something that comes not so much from the good times, but from the hard ones. I’m learning to keep that all in perspective, because at the end of the day, I believe this is what I’m meant to be doing. A little hardship almost goes to prove that point.
But I’ll be thankful to cross over into 2016 and see what that holds. Although, I’m writing three books next year. Two of them are Remnant sequels and the other is another ghosting piece. Could be interesting!
In any case, thanks for reading along this year. Thanks to all who commented, and liked my posts. Thanks to all who shared them. I know I could have a much fancier site if I took it off wordpress, but I like you guys. The wordpress community is cool. I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of you this year.
Lets continue it next year!
Merry Christmas to all my fellow bloggers, readers and fans. You make this like a lot more fun.