I hope you all have had lovely holidays filled with family, friends, and warmth. You'll know if you read this newsletter all the way to the end that we've had our ups and downs this month.
Hell, we've had our share of ups and downs ALL. YEAR. LONG.
But concentrating on this month, we survived our first winter storm of the season and managed to avoid the bursting of frozen pipes. WHEW! And we managed to get a little perspective during a scary moment.
And now, as I write this, we are looking at a 60°F day after enduring a 28° below 0 wind chill a week ago. You don't have to be good at math to see that that's a 78° shift in temperature. CRAZY! But that's Kentucky for you.
I'm spending this week between busy holidays and the start of the new year to reflect on the previous year, enjoy a nice break from busyness, and plan for upcoming month and year.
Part of the planning is deciding what my goals are with this newsletter, with the blog/Substack, and my writing goals for 2023.
My number one writing goal is to finish and publish Danger is in the Shadows. I've fallen behind on this goal for a couple of reasons outside of my control. But I'm doing everything in my power to make this book a priority for 2023.
I've received emails from many of you asking about Danger is in the Shadows, and I just want you to know it means a great deal to me to know you're excited to read the next book in the Paynes Creek series. Just knowing that you're looking forward to it inspires me to write.