As 2010 has drawn to a close I've been doing a lot of reflecting on the highway of my life. Sometimes it's been a bit of a roller coaster rather than a highway but I've been extremely lucky as well. I've had books published, short stories and even poetry. I've had very satisfactory sales and they continue to grow. I've had some good reviews for my work and some not so great reviews. I've developed - slowly, shyly and certainly with great technological trepidation - an online presence and even made some e-friends. I've enjoyed very satisfactory and comforting relationships with my sister, my nieces and nephews, my friends.
So a lot of 2010 has been a great blessing for me and I'm truly thankful for that. I've also though, had my share of bad news and ill health. Difficulties with money and balancing the budget and all the other everyday trials and tribulations that most people experience. I don't consider myself to be special or different in any way to 99% of the population and this is not a tale of woe. It's just that in looking back at the year I see that many of my plans were disrupted by 'life'. There's a saying that 'life is what happens to you while you're planning for something else.' I'd have to say that's pretty true.
So now we are in 2011 and, once again, I've made a lot of plans. I plan to finish the Witchcraft Wars series and get Slade's Destiny published. I plan to get fit and healthy again and, hopefully, stay that way. I plan to write another book, or maybe even two. I plan to redecorate my house and go for a completely new look. I plan to spend more time with my friends and family, both physical and my cyber friends. I plan to make 2011 the best year ever.
Now all I have to do is wait and see what life decides my plans will really be. I wish all a healthy, happy, prosperous, joyful 2011 and that life doesn't get in the way of too many of your plans.