Here we are approaching the new year! Many of us are looking forward to 2019, and the rest of us are looking back. (If you are looking forward and backwards at the same time, you have a talent that needs explaining.)
I’d like to mention all my “last” things of 2018.
My last review of Daughter of Nyx:
Enlightening by Linda Alverson/Montgomery on December 25, 2018
Over the course of reading this well written book and its previous members of the Haunted Series, the many and diverse characters have been introduced slowly. As they appeared, they became well known and like Mia's world. A world that would have been too much all at once but over the twenty-five books well understood. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every one! And I always look forward to the next one!
Thank you, Linda, I think you’ve got it! Whoa.
My last step on the scale: “@#%%&* #@%%!!!!”- Thanks to the Christmas goodies, pre-Christmas Stress, and my normal bad habits.
Last snowfall: 3” - Thanks to the Yuper scooper, I cleared the walks and the three-car driveway in under twenty minutes!
Last thought: Why do I need a three-car driveway when I only have two cars?
Last book published: Daughter of Nyx
Last book in editing: Sideshow
Last first draft completed: The Promise A Cid Garrett P.I. novel.
Last word written: Home.
Last meeting with the Webguy: In the carwash, when he reminded me that I hadn’t written a blog post in a while. Because I couldn’t escape the car - we were in the Lava Falls at the time - I agreed.
Are there things I could have done better in 2018? Maybe. But I do have the satisfaction that I got up each day and did my best. Are there things I will never do again? Oh yes, they fall under my last step on the scale.
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but many people are. It’s not like there aren’t bad habits to break or new good habits to gain. It’s that I’m a realist, and promises made while under the haze of the sedation of good food or spirits aren’t really going to be kept beyond the first week without a plan of some kind. I really do wish that healthy weight loss could happen spontaneously. “Oh, my goodness, I wasn’t looking, and I accidentally dropped five pounds!” or “I was so busy I didn’t notice that I forgot to indulge in bad behavior!” But only a character in a book is going to get away with that logic.
Thank you for being with me during 2018. Your comments and messages have kept me writing. I do hope to hear from you in 2019. First book out should be Sideshow. It should show up late January, knock on wood.
Have a Happy New Year. May we look back on 2019 as the best year so far.