If I knew in December 2019 when I reflected on the previous year what I know now, would I have made different plans and had other aspirations? Who knows!
… saw the launch on my second ‘mystery inspired by history’ novel
MISSING Past and Present
at the last social gathering in Kinghorn, a cheerful event held at the Station Gallery.
More used to face to face bookish activities rather than on line, I must admit to have struggled with social media this year, having spurts of activity, interspersed with period when I just could not get my head around it.
(Like everyone, being unable to visit my elderly parents was a constant worry; both having dementia but attempting to live independently. It is only when the security rug is swept away that you realise just how much loved ones rely on visits from family)
I worked on a little book of encouragement for young people who need direction and a bit of positivity; a project I began a few years back. I hope for it to be released February, March 2021. Watch this space for a cover reveal in the new year.
Unable to be creative I worked with local ladies in Kinghorn to prepare
‘Kinghorn Lunch Club Social Memories;’
a lovely little book which, among other wonderful ideas, was a much needed morale boost for our elderly folks during the pandemic.
Click on cover for link to Amazon.
I actually began to write again, focusing on the sequel to MISSING.
With infection rates lower, the highlight of the month was visiting my elderly parents which was a mixture of heart wrenching moments but relief to be with them.
September/ October/ November
How to Value a Skylark ~ The Countryside in a Time of Change
will be launched in January 2021.
(meanwhile my parents were hospitalised not with Covid and transferred to a care home, where both are now cared for and safe. I still long to see them but when it is safe to rwsume my regular visits down south ~ the culmination of a very stressful and upsetting time. So hard not to be with them when they needed us most!)
Click on cover for more information about Brian and the book.
Sales of Kinghorn Lunch Club Memories and The Healing Paths of Fife (currently sold in aid of Kirkcaldy Foodbank which covers Kinghorn, Burntisland and surrounding areas as well as Kirkcaldy)
has been raised to date!
I would love it to reach £1000 as soon as possible!
On reflection, in the writing world I have some achievements to be cheerful about in 2020.
What do I long for in 2021?
~ First and foremost to see my parents and to spend some quality time with them. Both having dementia, I cannot make up for a whole year lost, but I want to do my utmost to make their lives as pleasurable as I possibly can.
~ Secondly I wish Brian Kerr every success with his new book.
~ I’d like to reach my goal of £1000 through the sale of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’
Yes, of course I would love you all to read ‘MISSING Past and Present’ and with that in mind I am willing to give 10 ebooks away if you’d like to email me ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
…and finally I’d like to wish you all a safe Christmas,
…that you’ll be vaccinated soon in 2021
…and that you can be reunited with your loved ones as soon as possible in 2021.