Every year around this time, I read or hear someone declare: “I never make New Year’s resolutions.” I have no idea what that would be like. Even as a kid, I relished the chance to reflect and ruminate on ways to make the coming year a little better.
In these last few days of 2015, I want to take a moment to say an entirely heartfelt thank you to my readers and supporters.
Writing is a notoriously solitary occupation, and there are times when sitting in a room alone with my laptop and making up stories starts to feel just a little crazy. It’s the realization that a human heart and mind is on the other side of the page that keeps me going.
Even after publishing, there is no guarantee that anyone will read a book. It’s a little like putting a note in a bottle and tossing it into the deep blue sea, hoping someone will connect.
And you did! It’s in the light of your mind and imagination that a book becomes more than words on a page. Ya Zhen, Rose Allen, Bai Lum, and all the other characters in Chasing Down the Moon truly came to life when you decided to read.
Your personal notes of encouragement, your reader reviews, and the word-of-mouth recommendations you’ve made have been amazing. That support means more than you can possibly know.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for making 2015 such a good year!
I have a couple of projects simmering for 2016, and I'll post more about them as they get closer to completion:
Wishing each and every one of you a new year of happiness and discovery.
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