Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m getting really excited for Christmas this year. It will be the first year I’ll be spending the holidays in South Carolina. While I will certainly miss my family back home, I’m glad to avoid the Canadian cold (Sorry, guys).
This will likely be my last post before Christmas. I have a lot of things to do and house guests to tend to. I’m sorry to say that I won’t be meeting my December 23rd first draft goal. I think that goal was a little too ambitious. You can’t rush these things, you know.
I think I’ll take a step back from writing for the next couple of weeks, focus on Christmas and do some reading. I have two books on the go right now. One is a novel by Lane Heymont called The Freedman and the Pharaoh’s son. I’m about a third of the way through it and it’s really good! I can’t wait to review it and Lane has agreed to do an interview with me in the new year. He’s also a literary assistant, so it should be a good one! 😉
I’m also currently reading a YA manuscript by Summer Wier. I’m really enjoying it. I can’t wait to see it in print!
I have some author interviews scheduled for the new year and one potentially BIG one that I’ve been working on locking down. I can’t jinx it, but I think it’ll happen.
This has really been a whirlwind kind of year for me. I’m still a little shocked by how well things have gone for me this year, and I am SO grateful for the people who have helped me, supported me and cheered me on all the way through. My book will be released January 28th, 2014. I’m hoping to do a VLOG either shortly before or on release day so I can personally thank those who’ve been by my side.
Aside from reading, I also have a ton of interviews to complete for my blog tour. It’s strange being the interviewee instead of the interviewer. I’m learning a lot about what kind of questions work and don’t work.
Anyway, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.