On January 3rd I’ll post a blog about goal setting and the coming year–but today I want to do something a little different. New Year’s resolutions are all fine and dandy, but I think it’s also a good idea to look back over the previous year and celebrate our accomplishments. Too often we focus on the negative, we put all our attention on what we failed to do. This year, instead of beating ourselves up, let’s remember the good times we had!
Me and Cheryl St.John on disco night.
In April, my critique group traveled to the Romantic Times Convention in Kansas City. We booked adjoining rooms and brought more chocolate and snacks than I’d care to admit.
Author Ann Stephens and I share a table at an agent party.
We laughed and goofed off, taught a fabulous workshop, signed books, learned a little something, and generally had an awesome time.
This fall our local ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) group attended a quilt show.
Author Cathy Richmond admires a quilt.
We also celebrated National Authors’ Day by having lunch together.
We celebrated Christmas along with a good-natured photo bomber…
Did I accomplish everything I intended? No. Not even close. But I sure had a good time trying!
How about you? What is your fondest memory from the past year? One commentor will win an advance copy of The Marshal’s Ready-Made Family.
Available February, 2014
A Marriage of Necessity
Gentlemen don’t court feisty straight shooters like JoBeth McCoy. Just as she’s resigned to a lifetime alone, a misunderstanding forces the spunky telegraph operator into a marriage of convenience. Wedding the town’s handsome new marshal offers JoBeth a chance at motherhood, caring for the orphaned little girl she’s come to love.
Garrett Cain will lose guardianship of his niece, Cora, if he stays single, but he knows no woman could accept the secrets he’s hidden about his past. The lawman can’t jeopardize Cora’s future by admitting the truth. Yet when unexpected danger in the small town threatens to expose Garrett’s long-buried secret, only a leap of faith can turn a makeshift union into a real family.