I've never made a habit out of doing a long post on social media because in some regards I've always been shy and private when it comes to myself. However, this year has been one of firsts! And I need to remind myself that I'm allowed to be proud.
I published my first book! Secrets of Baker Street will always have a spot in my heart also with the lovely people at Orange Pip Books. Perhaps in the future my lovely Watson and Holmes will get a resurgence? We shall have to see.
Then after that one Our Strange Symphony came along. A project I have been harbouring in my heart for years. A story of love springing unexpectedly - the best kind of love.
I published my first poems! Someone saw them and thought, 'Actually...this is pretty good!' - for someone who burned her diaries and poetry (I'm hardcore what can I say) and swore off the medium entirely... I am overjoyed.
I produced a flipping pilot for my series 'Dead Stiff' I got to work with such talented VAs! Even if it goes no where - I did that!
I got into screenwriting! I got in competitions!!! I even won a few!
I frequently find myself full of doubt. Tearing myself apart for perfection that doesn't exist.
But if I've learned anything this year its that you can't please everyone - but as long as you're enjoying yourself - you're exactly where you need to be.
Keep holding on. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
Bring on 2022. Let's smash it.