This is the time of the year where we look back at what we’ve done for the past twelve months and cover our faces and moan in disgust or do a happy dance. This is the time of the year when people make resolutions and dream big for what’s to come. This is the time of the year when you decide how your next year will play out.
2015 has been a difficult year for me. It was a growing pains year, but I made it to the other side and I’m a better person for the struggles I’ve gone through. You really can’t control life, can you? Every time I think I know what’s going to happen, fate intervenes, laughing like a maniac and shoving me headlong down a path I never saw coming. I’ve learned to roll with it, which is difficult since I’m a control freak. I’ve learned that expressing how you feel (even though it’s going to cause a shit storm) is better than keeping your emotions locked up inside of you. Stick up for yourself and if you believe in something, don’t compromise. With all the madness in the world, we need to make sure we’re living the way we want to and sticking to our beliefs. These days, it’s all we have left.
I want to give a shout out to my friends and fans who have encouraged me through this year. Your well wishes have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. Those impatient emails demanding the next book in a series reminds me not to give up on my dream and that people care and are waiting… I self-published one book this year, Rock Star’s Ballad. Despite that, I’ve had my best numbers to date and feel comfortable leaving my corporate job to pursue writing. At first I looked at this year as a writing year wasted. Now, I realize it was God’s way of setting me up financially and giving me material for the next 10 years. LOL.
I have an extremely ambitious writing year planned. I don’t know how it’s all going to work, but I promise that I will be writing and self-publishing in 2016. I’m not sure which books will be produced, but I will be blogging about them once I’m in the project so stay tuned for that.
I believe 2016 is going to be my best year yet and I hope you feel the same. Let’s ring in the new year with excitement, hope and determination. Dream big, work hard and I’ll see you on the other side!
Happy New Year.