Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years

We don't tend to do a lot of personal posts here and for a good reason: we're old and we forget what we were going to say. But I did want to take a moment and be serious.

2011 was a hard year for me. I lost my job at the beginning of summer and began a new job at the end of summer. I'm now employed at less hours for less money and struggling hard to keep my head above water.

Some amazing things have come from this however. I discovered that I'm very serious about being successful at my life. I might not have as much money to spend but what I spend isn't wasted.

My family has been crazy supportive (and that means child, siblings and Carolyn). When people love you, they understand who you are and do their best to see you in the best light you shine in.

I'm not yet making enough money from writing to pay any bills but that is my goal. I'm hoping 2012 will bring both Carolyn and I more success as writers and as writing partners.

I especially hope 2012 brings more light and happiness for all the people who touch our lives. Each of the people out there who take the time to read the blog, interact on Facebook or Twitter, read the writing...

each person out there who touch us with the stories you write. All the amazing authors whether best selling or starting out. We're thankful for you and are looking forward to more adventures, more laughs and more sharing.

We're looking forward to a new year and new experiences with all of you.



  1. Thanks for sharing! It has been a hard year for so many, and yes family is where it is at... I love your optimistic outlook and wish you plenty of success in 2012!

  2. I lost a good paying job a number of years ago and it took me about 10 years to finally get back to that kind of wage again. Mind you, many of the jobs I had while trying to get there I enjoyed more, so I figured it balanced things out somewhat. And now - finally - in my 52nd year, (which is 5 years ago so that tells you how old I am *g*) I found a job I love more than all the other ones put together and started out making way more than I did at the one I lost. So, never say it can't happen - that karma can be kind.

    And Happy New Year to you - both :-)