Another year is almost at its end and I tend to do a lot of reflecting with the new year approaching. December has always brought change to my life. I got an acceptance from Evernight two years ago in December. My Father died in December eleven years ago. I’ve had a few breakups in December. Reflection is good for the soul.
I’ve never been happier. For the first time I am surrounded by brilliant people who not only work as hard as I do but understand success takes dedication. None of them want a hand out, or instant gratification, well we all want it but we understand life doesn’t work that way. We push each other towards the finish line and I’m in awe of the people who’ve come into my life in the last six months. People who keep kicking my ass to do better and aren’t scared to tell me where I need to improve.
As this year draws to an end I am so damn thankful. I’ve looked back at the amazing changes, friends, fans, and books I’ve written and read. I am a lucky fuck, and I’d like to thank all of you for it.
What’s important is what’s right in front of you. What’s putting a smile on your face. Those people who never give up on you. Those people are the ones you put your energy into. Let everything else go. Lighten your own load. Life is much too short to do anything less.
A new year is coming, make it the best one ever. Own it.
Song of the week: How’s It Gonna Be by Third Eye Blind
To do list:
Finish Clouded Hell this weekend. I am fucking determined.
Finish my anthology story.
Finish the free Christmas story for my mailing list.
Wrap presents, which is actually one of my favorite parts of Christmas
Figure out what else to get my brother.
Mail out presents to the family.
Mail out the giveaway pens.