Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Year of Change... Now On to the Next One!

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. We've had a wonderful one with friends and family in a very snowy Canada. Watching the fluffy flakes drift through the air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was downright magical. Add Baby TR's first birthday and a visit from Santa to the mix, and you have some very fun-filled days.

Fun in the snow our first week in Canada.

Santa makes a house call!

Baby TR's first birthday.

The wonderful snowy scene!

Christmas morning anticipation.

And now on to 2014!  The past year has been a strange one for me, filled with a lot of change as I got used to my new role as mother while adjusting to writing at a slower pace than usual. But I'm pleased that amidst the sleepless nights, I managed to start and finish a novel and a novella, get a wonderful agent, sign a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing, and copy edit The Pollyanna Plan for re-release next March! And, of course, I'm proud that my little guy is growing into a very active, spirited (!!), fun boy who I'm enjoying more every day.

 However, I am disappointed that I haven't been able to make the blog rounds as much as I'd like. By the time the evening rolls around, I'm so tired, I usually fall asleep on the sofa. I miss you all and I try my best to keep up on all of the news... thank you to those who continue to read this blog and leave comments. They are greatly appreciated and always read! Your support for me over the past year and before has meant a lot.

So my resolutions for next year? Well, I just want to keep up with everything and continue doing what I'm doing -- hopefully well. I plan to start in on my next novel upon my return to London next week, and I'm crossing my fingers for the release of The Pollyanna Plan and then The No-Kids Club next June.

I wish you all a wonderful last day of 2013. Bring on the next year!

23 comments:

  1. Having young kids in the house is exhausting!!!! Don't underestimate the amount of energy chasing toddlers drains! Anyway, congrats for all your achievements this year.

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    1. So true, Laura. I don't sit down for a second when he's on the move!

      And thank you. Happy New Year!

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  2. He looks like he had a really fun first birthday and Christmas! If he's growing into a spirited boy, it's only because he's following his mother.
    Happy New Year, Talli!

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  3. I don't know how you've fitted so much into your time. Happy New Year, Talli! x

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  4. Talli, thanks for sharing these lovely family photos. What you've gone thru this past year is a monumental change - bringing a new being into the world and learning to care for it and yourself. Big challenge. But you are handling it magnificently. I am so impressed you completed writing projects. I have no children to care for and can't finish mine, LOL.

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  5. Parenthood does tend to be exhausting, after all. Especially the first go at it.

    Have a wonderful New Year's Talli!

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  6. You've achieved far more than many other new mums!! Well done, mentor of mine!!! Hope to meet up with you and lovely boy in 2014 ...sometime..... maybe with my new grand daughter

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  7. I can't believe just how big he is now hasn't that year flew by? How lovely to be in the snow for Christmas your family must have loved having you there. Good luck with your books and a happy new year.

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  8. Your little boy is SOOOO cute, Talli!

    ALL The best for 2014!!!!!!

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  9. Hi Talli ... Happy New Year and lots of joy and happiness for 2014. You've had a great year ... with baby TR and the books and your planning for new books to follow .. gosh we can forgive you for falling asleep!

    Enjoy the last few days with your family and Canadian friends .. Happy happy 2014 - cheers Hilary

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  10. It's awesome you were still able to write a novel with your new baby! A year of changes for sure. Happy new year!

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  11. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  12. Happy New Year, Talli! Wishing you more joy and happiness in 2014!

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  13. Happy New Year to you & your most-handsome little guy!

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  14. Baby TR is getting so big!! And handsome - what a cutie! Wishing you all the very best in 2014 Talli! :)

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  15. You've had a wonderful year, Talli, and the most precious creation is your lovely wee boy. Wishing you much happiness and success in 2014.

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  16. I am ever so very proud of you. Good luck for 2014. xo

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  17. Happy new year, Talli!! For the very beginning of my blogging and writing...you have been an inspiration. Cheers to 2014!

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  18. Great pics, Talli. Happy New Year!

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  19. Those are such wonderful photos.

    Happy New Year!

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