Christmas Wishes

animated-merry-christmas-image-0270It’s the time of year to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The world is a little crazy and it is time to reflect upon the good as well as the bad. I do wish you all good things, and that  your only struggles are those pesky packages that are suction wrapped!

 

2013-09-18 11.33.25.jpgWe had a health scare for my DH (results were good, so phew), and it gave me a kick up the (now much smaller), rear end, to organise my desk and writing projects. He is my number one supporter in my writing world and has been at my side for over forty years, marriage has been thirty-six of those years, he is too valuable to lose. Who else would cook for me while I grab an hour writing? Seriously, being back in the UK with family is wonderful. I miss our son and daughter-in-law, they live in Canada, but we are going to see them in May, brace yourself Vancouver! It’s been a couple of years since we saw them last, so have a lot of catching up to do. It will also be a great opportunity to be inspired with new scenery descriptions. Ripped Genes came about after a visit to Seattle on my last trip, so who knows what will happen this time around.

I have been on a mission to lose weight since 2012 and it is now on the last 12043187_10153699669452238_1290061132554346510_nhurdle of 7lb. The photograph of me in the press really pushed me forward, I can no longer be a large lady in the newspaper. I hated it!

me collage2For two years I’ve been a Zumba addict but the impact upon my knees is taking its toll, so I joined Jazzercise and love it. My clothes size is now five lower than 2012, and my fitness levels are much, much higher. Sitting at a desk for several hours is not good for the body, so I take mini breaks and fit in housework. I used to tackle the housework then sit down to write, the change in my lifestyle has meant I had to turn things around or give up writing, and well, that is NOT going to happen!

dansMaggie’s Child keeps popping in and out of the Amazon UK top 100 listings. It is mainly Women’s Historical Fiction, not a bad one to be sitting in, especially above Danielle Steel on regular basis!

 

Heels and Hearts is doing well and climbing the ranks slowly. Watch out for a few price drops on my Ebooks in December.

Penny Portait eBook coverI am preparing a book event in my hometown (The Mayflower project is interesting), where I will read a few passages and sign a few copies for readers. This is something I’ve done in a library a couple of times, but never faced my local audience. The Penny Portrait is set in the town, so it is about time I shared it with the residents who enjoy a Victorian romance. I do have a great team behind me and am sure I will have a fun evening sometime in February/ March.

 

animated-thank-you-image-0111I will leave you to enjoy the hectic rush leading up to the holidays. Apologies if I do not always leave comments on your blogs, or respond to them on this one, but I do try and keep up with you all when I get free time. Thank you for your kind support here, on my facebook page, and on Twitter. I am truly grateful.

Best wishes for 2016 to you all!

 

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About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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8 Responses to Christmas Wishes

  1. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the new year, Glynis!

  2. Happy Holidays, Glynis – and congrats on your transformation. I am in the same boat. Lost 55 pounds, many inches, and have about ten to go. Used both diet and exercise and love it. You look fab.

  3. hilarymb says:

    Well done Glynis – that’s amazing … it’s all too easy to sit at the computer … I do get out and about – but must do more … and get the layers off! I lost weight after the hip op – as I’d stopped drinking … but of course didn’t realise why the weight was falling off – otherwise I’d have kept with it – now to start again.

    Vancouver will be great to visit – and though I don’t know it well … I’ve been once – Happy Christmas, Happy Writing and am so glad DH is all well … cheers Hilary

  4. Have a very Merry Christmas, Glynis!

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