For those of you who have been following my blog, encouraging me on social media, and supporting me as critique partners and writing group buddies – thank you so much! In 2014, I was able to make some changes in my life that have hugely increased my happiness and productivity, and which have helped me move closer to my goal of publication.
As a result, I’m thrilled to share this big, exciting news – I AM SELF-PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK THIS SPRING! This is something I’ve been dreaming of in a general way since I was a little kid, and something I’ve been working toward more specifically for the past couple of years.
Aside from my big book-related news, here are some other highlights from 2014:
- I left a demanding day job at a traditional law firm to go into business for myself. I made some financial sacrifices to do this, but now I work mostly from home, am my own boss, and do work that I feel really good about. (This was a HUGE, exciting change).
- I had a pretty major knee surgery and worked super hard on my recovery.
- I started taking art lessons (good for creativity!).
- I travelled to Boston for the New England Crime Bake conference, and for some book research and sightseeing. This was my first “international” trip by myself! (I know Canada-US isn’t a big deal to lots of people, but it was pretty cool for me!).
How about you? What were your highlights from 2014, and what are you looking forward to in 2015?