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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’ve been pottering around the house today after a quiet New Year’s Eve, and reading everyone’s celebratory posts and those posts looking into the new year.   Usually I’m all over that on social media but, this year, especially after the recent siege in Sydney, things have felt more reflective.

And so, I’ve been sitting here reflecting on just how lucky I am.  I’ve got a great family and wonderful friends, all of whom are in generally good health, a job that I enjoy (most of the time!) and fabulous work colleagues.  I’ve got a roof over my head, a reliable car and the means to indulge some of my whims… including the means and the motivation to spend time creating characters in my head and putting them in lots of tricky situations before giving them their happy ever after.

Which leads me to my New Year’s resolutions.  I make all the usual ones every year – eat better, move more, yadda yadda yadda.  And I’ll still do that, because, let’s be realistic, I could stand to lose a few kilos.   But this year is going to be the year of the book.

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I’ve got a good third (maybe a little more) written of Katherine Montgomery’s story which remains to be titled because I suck at titles.  She’s all kinds of self sufficient and I’m loving helping Will Bartlett sweep her off her feet.  I can’t wait for you all to meet her.  I’ve also got Annabelle Reynolds regularly whispering in my ear and, while she really is normally the shy, retiring type, she wants her happy ending with Reed Mackenna, and soon! Finally, I’ve got this little idea bubbling away that…

Well, I can’t give all my secrets away!

So, I really should get back to the writing.  To you and yours, I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve and that you will have a magical, wonderful, amazing 2015.  And I leave you with my mantra for the year…  I can and I will!

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