I decided who I was going to be, since this is a pen name…that took a while. If anyone wonders, it is based on my kids' middle names. So if you don't like it…too bad! I kid, I kid. What better way to make more "babies" than with me channelling my human ones? (That doesn't sound right). Anyway, then I researched a lot and waited a few weeks to set up this blog and the various social media channels I needed to become the new me. I was scared shitless.
Luckily this writing community embraced me with open arms. You guys are truly the best. Each step of the way brought me new and wonderful friends. I have a team that I will not let loose no matter how many times they try to escape my basement. Brandon Ax, Lynda Dietz, Debra Ann Miller, Regina Wamba, & Raina Campbell: I love you guys to death. I will buy more chains and handcuffs for the new year (you can never have too much reinforcement), and promise to feed you from time to time to prove I can be nice.
I'm now in the middle of revisions for the second Luminary book. I have fan emails from around the world (I still cannot believe this), I have a wonderful supportive family, and without each and everyone of you, I wouldn't be able to follow my dreams. Big thanks to my parents for the cheers, my kiddos for making my days shine, and a husband who believes in me (and buys me coffee & wine whenever I run out). I love you guys to a deeper death than the people I mentioned previously. Pinky swear.
Now, a new year is upon us and while I don't believe in resolutions (I never keep them), I do believe in making promises. Last year's I kept so here is my new promise: in 2014 I will not change much. I will keep cheering and supporting the rest of you, and most importantly, I will keep dreaming, writing, challenging myself, and believing.
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! & Happy New Year!
Let's make 2014 an epic year, shall we? See you on the other side ;)