By Vicki Vass
This is my last scheduled blog post for 2015, and I wanted to take a few moments to reflect back on the past year. A lot happened over the past year, and I’m not talking about at my full-time job.
In 2015, I published my first cozy mystery novel, Murder by the Spoonful, the not-so-real adventures of my two close friends, Anne and CC, intrepid antique hunters who stumble upon a murder. I followed that up with writing their second story, Pickin’ Murder, based on my husband and mine’s vacation to Nashville.
Much of the rest of the year has been spent on marketing the books, attending book signings at Affordable Antiques in Naperville and hosting Facebook events. Not only is it one of my favorite antique stores but they have agreed to stock the books there.
I also completed the National Novel Writing challenge of writing a 50,000 word book in 30 days over the month of November. I started a new series titled Gem Hunter and am very excited as it combines my love of writing with my love of gemstones. Look for it soon.
And, I am now six pages into the third Antique Hunters mystery. What trouble will Anne and CC find themselves in this time? Where will their antiquing lead them? I’m not sure yet as the story is still developing but I am eager to find out.
For one last thought, I reflect on my resolution that I made last year. The most important was to finish a book once I start it. This has led me to complete some books that in the past I would have tossed to the side. It has been an interesting experiment, and I’m not sure it will carry over into 2016.
What about you? What were some of the highlights of your year? What were your resolutions? What will be your resolution?
Thanks for reading, and I wish all of you a happy, blessed holiday season.