Christmas Eve here in almost always sunny Montpellier is, this year, dull, cloudy, with a pretty stiff breeze. But the room is warm and quiet and there is an odd atmosphere I can’t quite put my finger on that lets you know, by some strange psychic means, that the time is special.
I spent this morning tying up some loose ends so that perhaps over the next couple of days I might just indulge in a lot of reading and try to stay away from the keyboard for a little while. After that I will be back in the thick of it, editing, proofreading and reviewing. And in the New Year I will be embarking on an entirely new venture for me – recording audio books. Quite excited about that in a ‘sad person’ sort of a way.
A quite amazing thing happened today. I had just finished reading a novel “What it Takes” by Terry Tyler and had loved every word of it. So, of course, I wrote a review and put it up here on the site and on Amazon. I meant what I said and was so impressed that I have since downloaded every book Terry Tyler has written so far – lots of great reading for me this Christmas. Terry, bless her, was good enough to post the review on Facebook and now lots of people are not only congratulating her but saying how good the review is. Brought a tear to my eye. That’s what they call payback in the best possible sense and it makes all the work worthwhile.
Merry Christmas all and may each and every one of us have a happy and prosperous New Year.