As much as I'm happy for the hours to slow down a little there are things I'm already looking forward to next year.
First is finishing and selling my twentieth M&B Medical story. Also hard to believe that I first got the call for Their Marriage Miracle in 2010. Where have the years gone? There is a stack of books in my office that attest to a lot of time sitting at a desk since then. Explains why I'm doing a lot of power walking at the moment.
I'm hoping to make great inroads into this pile of books, plus the ones he-who-doesn't-understand-the-need-to-read is completely unaware of. I'm referring to those on my tablet. With sun, a deck, and time away from the computer I'm planning on attacking the book piles from Christmas on.
The most exciting things I'm going to enjoy are watching
The just turned three year old has enough energy for a small village, and is learning to play soccer, dance on the trampoline and basically take over the world.
His sister is four months old and I know there are going to be lots of exciting changes over the next twelve months. At the moment she's placid, gurgles a lot, and sleeps right through the night, something her brother still struggles with.
And if I needed anything else to look forward to it would be many evenings on the deck with my man and a glass of wine in my hand.
What are you most looking forward to in 2016? Any special family event coming up?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
Aww, look at those grandkiddies Sue! I can't believe that little girl is 4 months already!ReplyDelete
My 2016 is already filling up. The much anticipated (by us)release of the 2nd book my sister and I have written together - Numbered - at the end of January. ARRA romantic high tea and awards ceremony in Sydney in March. Mediterranean cruise in April, Adelaide for the RWA conference in August.
Oh and I have to fit in writing some books along the way... :-)
Aww, Amy, you exhaust me just reading your list, and knowing you, that's only the beginning.Delete
Gorgeous grandkids, Sue. Congrats on 20 Medicals - what a wonderful achievement.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to jumping on a plan on Christmas Eve and spending three weeks in Europe - oh bliss!
Three weeks in Europe, Jennifer, sounds wonderful. I know you'll have a fantastic time. We're hoping to go next year but haven't set the dates yet.Delete
Aw, look at the grandies...aren't they cute. :-)ReplyDelete
You have a lovely list of things to look forward to next year, Sue. And no doubt I do too...but the only thing I can think of at the moment is getting my current manuscript in shape to send to my editor before Christmas. ;-)
Yeh, Michelle, I get that entirely. Getting the book finished takes over, doesn't it? I was lucky to get my last one finished a week ago so I can relax for Christmas.Delete
Awww, look at those gorgeous babies...ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to a new phase in my life next year- the empty nest and all the adventures that will bring. I also can't wait for another weekend in Blenheim with my gorgeous writing pals (hint hint!). I'll definitely enjoy some relaxation; a few days in Sydney for the New Year, reading books and taking stock. Bring on 2016!
Okay, okay, you're invited. We just have to set the date!!! Tell me, what are you taking stock of? :) I bet we see more amazing books out there written by Louisa George.Delete
Those grandkids are so cute :)
At this point in time I have the ARRA High Tea and Awards dinner we are hoping to go on another cruise at sometime just have to wait for another Dr's appointment for hubby and should be good to book :) and I plan to read as much as I can and spend time with my grandkids and family and friends :)
Yeah, I adore the pair of them, Helen. We're staying with the family at the moment to babysit while mum and dad go to Christmas work parties, except illness has struck and all is quiet around here.Delete
Sounds as though you've got a great year coming up. Enjoy.
Hehe... I hear you on the reading pile Sue - most of mine is on the ereader so not so visible. That said, my current reading and book buying plan is primarily to read the unread titles on my ereader. I'm part of a book club online and fortunately every title for next year is available at my local library. The bonus there is that I will only buy those titles if I will re-read - most are non-fiction or memoirs. The ones that are fiction are not my standard genre aka romance.ReplyDelete
I still intend to read any review titles that are offered.
My plans for the holiday break is to just take time to recharge... I literally said to an accountant on the phone at work today "I know you just told me your name, but I'm blanking" - she was understanding (she blamed it on how close to Christmas it is) but it's still embarassing when my job means we deal with accountants often.
Lyn, definitely enjoy the break and make the most of it. Interesting how book groups bring us to reading books we'd never normally contemplate and, more importantly, we thoroughly enjoy.Delete
Have a lovely break, Helen.
Sue, lovely photos! I'm looking forward to working harder (hopefully) in shorter, more organised sessions so I can spend a little more time on other things. This is the theory. At the moment I feel stretched out both ends so I'm hoping to take charge a little more. :) Will see how that goes. Happy 2016!ReplyDelete