Exciting news! Green as Grass is now available for pre-order from Cedar Fort and Amazon! I just returned the proof of Green as Grass to the publisher and it's looking good so far. I'm so excited for it to release in March! It has taken what feels like forever, but I really do feel it's my best work so far and I love the story and characters. I love feeling like I am growing as a writer through practice, support, editing, and draft after draft.
There is so much joy in the creative process, no matter how difficult it is, and no matter how hard it is to have one's taste be higher than one's abilities! Every effort to make the gap smaller is worthwhile and fills me with a sense of accomplishment.
I may not be great about making and sticking to resolutions, but I have always loved the feeling of a fresh start. I love Mondays--a chance to start the week fresh and new, coming off a recharging Sabbath and ready to do better than I did the week before. I love mornings--a miniature chance for the same. And I love the new year celebration for much the same reason.
I saw a comic that struck me. One person said, "what are you expecting this new year?" The other responded, "flowers." And when the first person skeptically asked why, the other responded, "because I planted flowers."
I don't know about you, but I plan to try planting flowers this year! I love the steady, repetitive rhythm the changing seasons bring to each year. Sure, times get hard and I (like everyone else) have had my own share of struggles. But there are always moments of great, precious beauty even in the midst of those struggles, and I can feel myself growing and changing through them, which is perhaps the most exciting part of all.
Happy New Year!
who am I?
My name is Mary-Celeste, but my friends call me M.C. I am a writer, wife, mother, amateur gardener, sourdough bread baker, n00b video gamer, Austen enthusiast, tabletop gamer, Trekkie, and generally cheerful human being. I write Regency romances and I post about it here (among other things). Thanks for stopping by!