As I write this blog we are coming to the end of the year. As you read this blog we will have started the journey of a brand new year. As writers the year stretches ahead of us full of endless possibilities. The year is a blank page on which new books will be written. The tiny germ of ideas will form, slowly breaking forth into new shoots and growing into a fully formed project. Glasses will be raised as books are launched and we will meet old and new friends at conferences and retreats as we continue to grow as writers. My wish for you all for this year is that you will follow your dreams. No matter how difficult it may be, no matter how hard the road, whether there are peaks or valleys, just keep going. Believe in yourself, just as I believe in each and every one of you.
However, as the name of this blog suggests, we are more than writers. For the past year I have been the webmaster for the Association of Christian Writers, to whom this blog belongs. It has been my privilege and honour to support and represent so many outstanding, not just writers, but people. Thank you for allowing me to carry out this role and to be a part of your journey. It has been an amazing year.
But we are also so much more than that. We are also Christians - Children of God. I know it has been a difficult year for many. Even as I write this there are those who are fleeing from persecution or have been evacuated from flooded homes. For those people the New Year is not starting with joy, but heartache and terror. However, as Christians, no matter how hard the road, we have God taking the journey with us. He is there every step of the way. May you know God's peace and Joy whatever the year may bring. The old year is gone and a new year of our Christian lives begin. I leave you with John 16:33
I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.
About the Author
I hope you will allow me one small indulgence as I start my new year giving away a free book. Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie's Guide to Killing Your Boss is available from my website
Wendy H. Jones lives in the beautiful City of Dundee, Scotland. The Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie Mysteries are set in this city. The first two books in the series, Killer's Countdown and Killer's Craft are available through Waterstones, Amazon and her website. The third book in the series Killer's Cross will be released on 16th November, 2015
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