Phewwww… Let me just take a deep breath, then I’m going to start my rant for today. 🙂
I think we need some nice music, hm?
It’s 2 days before Christmas, and I’m happy to say I covered all my goals for 2013. I wrote a nice number of books, translated some into German, successfully changed my author name, quit my day job to have more writing time in the future, and I wrapped up all the presents for Christmas already…yes I did!
2013 was a hard year and also an extraordinary one for me. I never expected my books to be this successful on the market, but with the fame there also came a flip side. People expected me to write, and write, and write and give them new books in no time. I seriously tried. But in the process, I lost something else out of sight. My family. I spent 10 hours a day on my computer with no looking over my shoulder to see what’s happening behind me.
I’m going to be better next year, I promise.
I also met some interesting people this year. Awesome people, funny people, people with issues. Some of them got the best out of me, others got my worst. I had to fight a few battles and got the chance to laugh a lot, too. But now, as the year is coming to an end, I really want nothing more than to take it down a note and find back to my balanced self.
And when I’m there, I’ll start into a fabulous 2014 with writing Susan Miller’s book in the Grover Beach Team series. For now, I’m not planning any farther than that. Let’s wait and see what the new year brings for all of us. 🙂