Friday, January 6

The Second Best Thing

Take a look at my cover. Raise your hand if you knew I would have it up here! Sorry, couldn't help myself. 2011 was a great year. But becoming published was the second best thing that happened. The first? I became a grandmother for the second time. My grandson made his way into the world in November. My granddaughter hasn't figured out that he isn't a doll yet, and has had a few jealousy issues when she sees me or hubby holding him, so we have to make sure we fuss over her too. I love being a grandparent!

There have been a lot of changes this year. Son went to college, daughter and grandbaby moved out, parents moved in. And I got dead serious about my writing. I spend hours a day in front of the keyboard. I have my good days when I'm on a role. And there are the bad days when everything I write is crap. But I've learned to accept that, and I try not to get into a tizzy over it.

That's the biggest lesson I've learned this year. Don't sweat what you can't change. The world's not going to end. At least not until 12/21/12. LOL! Just kidding.

Now on to writing the next book. I feel it calling me. And if you want to know more about Dreamers, visit my website or go to Hey, did you really think I wasn't going to throw that in there?


  1. Congrats on your second grandchild. 2011 was a wonderful year for you. 2012 will be too...if it doesn't end...:o

  2. What a great year you've had, and you're right--those grandbabies trump everything! I'm happy for you on all counts, Shawn.

  3. Yay on the new baby and yay on the book - good luck with your launch party!!!

  4. Great post, and so glad you put up your cover. It's a beauty! Congrats on the grandson. I've seen pics on FB, what a sweetie.