Not just a new year, but a new decade. I wonder about a lot of things, but now that we are once again in the '20s, I wonder if the fashion industry will dress us in a "new look at the 20s" with a revival of the flapper look? Will raccoon coats return? Mary Janes and cloches? Time will tell.
2019 passed in a whirlwind. Our year was filled with major ups and downs, including the death of a close family member and a major move from San Antonio to the Houston area. I’m hoping for a much calmer and happier 2020.
So many of you have asked when my next book will be out. Since I haven’t actually written novel words on a screen since April, it won’t be anytime soon. However, I plan to start writing again this week, God willing. So look for something new from me either this fall or next spring. Probably next spring, since I write slower than a lazy snail.
You’ve also asked if there will be more Gracie books. I’m happy to tell you YES! The book I’m working on now will be another Gracie book. It will follow the story timeline but will be a standalone novel. Feel free to pass this news along.
A couple months ago I shared photos of my writing room. My sanctuary :)
When we moved, we also moved some of our plants besides the Thanksgiving cactus I shared with you previously. Over the heat of the summer, most of those plants spent long, hot days on a shady patio with only a little attention here and there. I'm thankful they're Tough Texans, too, and hung on.
In order: a baby from our bird of paradise now blooming in January instead of October - that's okay... it can bloom whenever it wants - and there is another visible bud not shown in this picture; the last of our jalapenos; the anthurium my husband gave me for Valentine's a couple of years ago - also showing a new bud; the plumeria stick... oh, but when it blooms :) ... beautiful. And a newcomer: we planted a magnolia tree, our departed son's favorite.
Also, apologies to those who commented on my blog last month who I didn't respond to or visit. I just saw your posts the other day. This Christmas season was super-hectic and I simply just did not even have time to think about checking my blog again after that first day or two. I will do better this month. This year.
I wish all of you good health and happiness throughout this first year of a brand new decade.