Somehow this year is slipping by, though I am getting a lot accomplished. I have published my first book, I’m about 1/3 of the way through drafting the second one, and I’m taking submissions on a joint magazine project with New Zealand author Z.R. Southcombe. I am hoping by the end of the year, I’ll have the second book in the Malcolm Stone series published, but I’m not setting that as a hard goal, yet.
When I look back over the last year, it is interesting to take stock of what I have achieved. While it’s not a lot, I’m proud of it. As I said, I published my first book, and that is a big deal. I also started graduate school and am about half way through. I have been out of college for 12 years and wasn’t sure I’d go back, and if I did I didn’t know what I wanted to study. Well last year, after a little prodding from my supervisor, I went back to earn my M.A. in Human Resource Management. This has made me realize that perhaps I should have studied business in undergraduate instead of criminal justice and psychology.
Though, more important than looking at what I have accomplished, looking towards the next 365 days is exciting and daunting. Within the next year I should have another book (possibly two) published, my husband will be graduating with is doctoral, I should be nearly finished with my M.A., and there is a possibility for a relocation. It’s an exciting time for us Staleys. I look forward to seeing what we get to do in the 365 days.
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