My Year in Review.

So, let’s be honest with ourselves, 2017 has been of a garbage fire of a year in the world around us. It’s been difficult to concentrate on being creative as a writer, particular as I write happy endings. It’s hard to be upbeat, but it’s important to do so.

My writing year was a busy one. I had three novels and two short stories published this year with Hot Tree Publishing. I also wrote three novels, three short stories, and a novella. I’ve essentially wrapped up an entire series in a year.

My end of the year word count: 206, 436 (not including the multiple flash fictions I wrote.)

Can I have a nap now?

I’m proud of the work I’ve done this year.

Proud of myself.

The Sin Bin series has been written. Next year the last of the books will be finished. I love my rugby lads and I’m sad I’ll be saying goodbye to them.

But…but…I’m looking forward to the stories I want to write in 2018, though I’ll share more on that in another post. But a sneak peek, I’ll be working on a cozy mystery novella trilogy among other things.

How are you feeling about what you’ve accomplished this year? Did you meet your goals?

Five Things Viola Can’t Resist.

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In celebration of my short All Lathered Up being accepted for an upcoming Hot Tree Publications anthology, I thought I would share a few things one of the main characters – Viola ‘Vi’ St.John can’t resist.

  1. Her cat – an adorable black feline named Treacle.
  2. Her Pashley bicycle.
  3. Tweed jackets.
  4. Postcards, particularly ones with pictures of far off places coming from her old friend Geoff.
  5. Sticky Toffee Pudding.

So, what’s something you can’t live without?