It's December.. and in Hawaii that means we're having some pretty mundane weather... for us.
Lots and lots and lots of rain...
... and the rain usually leads me into a meditative kind of mindset. Thinking back over the year as we get ready to move into 2019!
Looking back over this year, I've had some real ups and downs.
I went to my first RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference and then I was stuck in the Denver airport for more than 12 hours, but I bumped into one of my favorite cover models at the gate - crazy cool!
But to get home to Hawaii, I had to travel from Denver to Dulles, from Dulles to Hawaii- and huge thanks to the crew on the Dulles-Hawaii flight. I had a full blown panic attack at the back of the plane and they gave me the room to sit down and walk myself through the meditation that I needed to get myself under control until I could get back to my seat and my medication. They were truly kind and helpful.
I went to the InD'Scribe Writers and Readers Conference in Burbank, CA and got up in front of everyone at the Karaoke Contest and won! It felt great to just get up and sing after years of not doing it. And meeting so many great readers and authors? So exciting!
Psst... I also went to Olive Garden (Hawaii doesn't have them but we have the commercials - it's torture!
It was also my first signing! So exciting and scary at the same time!
And on top of all the great stuff... I had to have surgery on my right wrist. In Denver, my wrist and hand were so numb, I was dropping pens and coins. It was shocking and scary, but my physical therapist is Wonder Woman - literally! She's running in the Honolulu Marathon this weekend! I'll be hiding in my room (from the traffic) and writing.
in 2018 I wrote and published:
A Dance for Christmas (Coming December 11)
They're all on Kindle Unlimited so you can read them all for free if you're a member!
I'm really looking forward to 2019! My birthday is February 19 so it'll be 2/19/2019 it feels like magic to me... I hope you'll continue to hang out with me on my journey through my publishing career.
Mele Kalikimaka & Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year)