The Writer

Y is for Year

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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