Out with the old.
Is it me or is there a heaviness lingering about, on this last afternoon of the old year? I felt it when I went out for an errand–the gloomy sky seemed to press down on me–and I feel it now, while I write. Our sofa beckons: “Come here, Lisa, forget your to-do list, put your feet up and watch an episode of the British Baking Show!” Well, in the words of Jonathan Toomey, “Pish Posh!” There are many things to set right before midnight, and writing this last post of 2015 is one of them.
There are probably stats on how many posts I’ve done since I started blogging, more than 50 I suppose, which is pretty good for me and consistently using the Internet. I wonder though what I could have possibly said that was memorable and important. For all of you who were disengaged with this online journal, I apologize. There are certainly better models and cleverer discussions. What I can offer is a glimpse at my continual journey as a published author of two books, and a third coming out in June.
For me, everything about writing books is a big deal. Right now, marketing the darn things is my focus, and I’m putting together a marketing campaign over the next several days regarding my goal of selling 1000 copies of Peace Cottage and Raising Evangeline. 2016 is the year of getting the word out. Hopefully my clever daughters and husband can help me come up with something clever and catching. More on that in the next few days.
But here’s a thought: Why not get your 2016 holiday shopping done early by taking advantage of Curiosity Quill’s sale of Peace Cottage today and tomorrow only? I mean, for ten dollars, you could get ten presents that wrap well! That’s not a bad idea for me either…Here’s the link to the sale:
Happy year end, my faithful followers, and may the new year shine brightly in your hearts and hearths.