Saturday, 22 December 2007

A Christmas Greeting


As I put away groceries and put up my feet for a few moments, I reflect on this past year and realize I've been very lucky. True - money has been tight and I didn't see family members as often as I would have liked. But we remain healthy, we didn't lose anyone and the only black spot in the past week was my Escort breaking down last night. DH is gaining a good reputation with his placement agency which might garner him a full time IT position, my son has finally found his zone with schoolwork and my daughter is developing a good work ethic by handling two jobs in order to save for college.

I had a novel published, I have another one accepted and my first royalty cheque arrived a few days ago. True, it was for $9.75 but I'm framing it anyway.

I look forward to 2008. I'll finish one of my WIPs - either The Yearbook or The Weeping Woman and I'll get an agent.

I wish every one of my 'blogging buddies' (to coin a phrase from Stephen Parrish) a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year. I'm grateful that I've made so many new friends in the past year. You've all done wonderful things for my confidence, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now, I have to get back to work - driving the kids around in our remaining car, writing a 2000 word chapter for a challenge and thinking about a quick and easy supper. Merry Christmas!

15 comments:

Anissa said...

Merry Christmas! Here's to a wonderful 2008. :)

bunnygirl said...

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best in your endeavors for the new year!

Stephen Parrish said...

Merry Christmas back atcha, Blogging Buddy! I'll be watching your career in 2008, hopefully with lots and lots of envy.

BernardL said...

Merry Christmas, Sandra!

Josephine Damian said...

Your first royalty check? Woo- hoo!
It's an important milestone no matter the amount!

Happy holidays! Best wishes for the coming New Year!

And may the muse always be kind.

Peace to you,
Josephine

Mary Witzl said...

I just read what you wrote on the Bookends blog -- about blogging being similar to, but more fun than, high school. That is so true. For me, even root canal was more fun than high school.

Congratulations on the royalty check. And Merry Christmas!

Kanani said...

Merry Christmas! Sorry about the car --mine had $800 of repairs the other day! Yikes! I fear it's time for a new one in 2008. No doubt, I"ll take my time finding one!
Here's to more writing and celebrating your success.

ORION said...

Mele Kalikimaka to you!

Chumplet said...

I heart you all!

Pat, I was watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while peeling veggies in the kitchen and when the pool scene came up, I thought of you! So that's how you spell it...

Church Lady said...

What a beautiful tree!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
(can you post a photo of your framed royalty check? I think that's the greatest!!!)

:-)

Chumplet said...

Psst... I'll email you a picture when I get back to work Thursday, CL. I scanned it so I can frame the copy and you can be darned sure I'll cash the original!

My tree is short but cute. Like me (heh, heh).

wordtryst said...

You've had a really good year, Chumplet. Congratulations, and all the best for 2008!

The Anti-Wife said...

Hope 2008 is full of royalty checks and contracts!

Chumplet said...

All the best to you, too. Royalties for Everyone!

Holly Kennedy said...

All the best in 2008.
I hope those royalty cheques explode on yah!