Another year has gone

Goodness knows where it went. I'm pretty certain that the last time I looked I had just got back from Canada on New Year's Eve 2013.

Kudos to anyone who gets the reference in the title, by the way. You have been with me a long time if you do.

As people who know me will be aware of already, I do not celebrate New Year's. For me, it is more about reminiscence - looking back at the achievements of the year gone past, clearing the decks for the new year, and raising a glass to those that are no longer with us.

2014 has been an enormous year for me in so many ways - personal and professional. I will not linger on the former, but I will say that it has taught me a lot about myself and freed me up to be more honest with myself, and I think that my new year's resolution will be to continue that trend.

Professionally, of course, most of my successes have been logged on here. Out Of The Lens and So What If I Dance? were a phenomenal step forward in my theatrical pursuits. Equally, the publishing of The Puppet Master has given me an enormous boost to my writing confidence. The third book of the series, now retitled The Chandler's Den, has been written, and my focus is now on finishing the redrafts of The Night Banks.

Equally, Nick and I have plans for 2015 which we will reveal once we are ready to do so. For now I shall just say that if all goes to plan, it will be quite an exciting year for Kingsmill & Chave.

A very happy new year to you all. I hope that 2015 is good to you, and I look forward to sharing experiences throughout the 12 months to come. I hope that it will be a really interesting year, and I hope that you will come with me on the journey. To quote one of my fictional heroes: "I'm going on an adventure!"