And in with the new as we say good bye to 2011 and welcome 2012. As I am definitely not a subscriber to the "2012 - we're all doomed!" set, I look forward to the new year with a sense that at last my writing is getting some recognition and seems to be building up a following. It has certainly taken an effort to get there and will take even more to keep up the momentum and really keep it going. Plus, I've made a start on the first draft of a new story in the Harry Heron series.
In the last year I seem to have been kept very busy, writing, revising, editing and re-editing - plus, of course, getting a real editor to look at it all - and I think I can say without embarrassment, that my writing is far, far better for it.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped me, corrected my typos, fixed my punctuation and generally constructively criticized my writing. It's all helped to make the stories better, the characters stronger and the reading experience a good one. Marketing is a big challenge from where I am. There isn't a big demand for books in English here in Germany, but I keep trying. Sales do seem to be happening though, because I keep getting cheques for the royalties, small though they are.
Now I know this is early, but what the heck, I probably won't have a chance to do this tomorrow - so here goes.
I wish all my readers a Happy New Year. May 2012 bring all you hope for.