But yes, today is my 37th birthday and I had the delights of supermarket shopping and harvest festival at my son's school to honour it. My daughter and I had a fun, girly morning watching one of my presents, Disney's Cinderella, and she was utterly transfixed by it. I then laughed my head off at the bonus feature of Tangled Ever After, it's been a while since I laughed like that!!
The afternoon was spent helping my little monsters make me a birthday cake. Letting loose a 5 and 3 year old in the kitchen may not have been my smartest idea but it was a lot of fun and it tasted great!
Then it was Indian takeaway of dinner, and there's a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge for when I'm ready for it. And it's probably best to ignore not one, but two boxes of Maltesers with my name on them.
So what does the next year look like? Well...
- It will see my first, and hopefully my second publication, which I'm still waiting to hear from. Ideally, there will be at least one or two more too.
- It will bring in my first three royalty statements, and I hope to continue that one into the many years beyond.
- It will also see my youngest child start at school full-time (definite mixed feelings on that one, in a 'yay' but 'sob' kind of way) which, in turn, will see me step up and embark on my writing 'career'.
The next twelve months will certainly be interesting, and I can't wait to get stuck in...