I once blogged here about the importance of always finishing a book (April 2016 ) but for the last couple of years, I've been unable to do that. The reasons why have been many and varied but, on reflection, the main one has been a lack of focus and determination following a run of rejections. Keeping going, keeping believing, fending off doubts and finding inspiration, let alone actually sitting down and putting fingers to keyboard, can be hard at such times. Who was it that said that success is 99% persistence? They might be right but alongside persistence is the support of fellow writers and friends who are there backing you every step of the way. And, even more importantly, believing in you when you don't always believe in yourself.
So to all those fabulous people I'd like to say a HUGE thank you and wish you a wonderful New Year and all the best of everything in 2018!