I'm excited about the new things coming up... But I'm still really excited about Through a Dusty Window... It's at the point now where someone out there picks it up to read every day (or at least I get one purchase every day on Amazon) - which is more than I'd hoped for. I've also had quite a few people - friends and acquaintances - get in touch about having read it. I think that the best thing anyone has said -- and I've heard it a couple times -- is that one of the stories (or more) has stuck with them. That they've found themselves thinking about the characters even days after they'd finished reading. I've also had a couple people say that they wished there was more to read. What more could I ask for than that? (Much better than being relieved when it's over, huh?)
Before I'd put work out into the world for criticism and reflection, I didn't really ever think about what it was that I wanted people to say to me about it. I knew that I wanted to be able to say that I was a writer. That I'd written such and such a book... But I don't think I got much beyond that in my dreams. So the feedback has been a very welcome thrill. And I feel grateful for every single reader that feels compelled to say anything - whether here, to me personally, or on Amazon or Goodreads... It's very validating.
Thanks to everyone who has read my stories - and for those for whom historical fiction or literary shorts aren't really your thing... maybe you'll pick up Samantha's Solace when it comes out? YA romance anyone? :)
Can't wait to see what this year holds... so far it's been wonderful.