It is almost time to say good-bye to 2009. I don’t like good-byes. They can feel too final. And I’m not great with final. Handing a manuscript to my editor, knowing I can’t fuss with it again before it goes to print is ridiculously difficult for me. But I digress.
Like it or not, 2009 is about to be history. I hope you enjoyed a year of good times and rich memories. I hope you smile as you think back on the last 365 days. I will remember 2009 as the year BUCK FEVER came out into the world in hardcover and DOG GONE stepped out in paperback. An exciting book year, in my world. A year that culminated with wonderful reviews, blog posts that I am oh-so grateful for, and heart-swelling emails and letters from people who read the novels. These things made 2009 special and happy.Beyond the books, 2009 was also the year that we adopted Sake the Siamese, the year my stepdaughter became engaged, and the year my beloved niece left home to attend the University of Vermont. Yes, in many ways, 2009 was a year of happy beginnings.
So, cheers to 2009 and a big, fat welcome to 2010. Let’s hope that the coming year is filled with lots of happiness, wonder, peace, and prosperity for all.Happy New Year, everyone!