Did December 1st catch you off guard this year? There is something about a late Thanksgiving that makes the entire holiday season seem compressed. And if you were a NaNoWriMo-er, November likely flew by at an even more alarming pace. Were you basting the turkey with one hand and trying to amp up your word count with the other? I admit, I was not too far removed from that scenario.
On this Monday and first day of the last month of 2014, this is my holiday card to you all. I wish you a season that is busy enough to feel festive but buffered by enough quiet time to reflect and be creative. I wish you inspiration and courage as you make your 2015 writing goals. I wish for other writers to cross your paths who will challenge you and encourage you. I wish you whatever success looks like to you and you alone. And I hope that when you are looking back at this time next year you will be reviewing your most exciting literary year ever.
Thank you for the privilege of being your Editor and for the opportunity to interact with such a wide variety of talented authors. I have learned something from you each and every month and I look forward to spending time with those of you I haven't met at Conference in April.
So from my desk to yours, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a prosperous New Year.
Debi Archibald is a Colorado Springs native but spent most of her life wandering both the Arizona desert and healthcare administration. She is now blissfully reestablished at the foot of Pikes Peak. She has completed two novels, one of which may actually see the light of day. In addition to fiction, she ventures into humor and short memoir. A recovering foreign language geek, she is also passionate about hiking, cooking, reading and being a grandmother, the role she is sure she was born for. She shares her home with the world’s most human Siberian Husky, Sasha. You can find her at pikespeakpen.com.