It went by much too quickly, the year 2014. It was a good year, with everything, that belongs to life:
Girls days with my best friend.
Time to relax and cuddle
Time to become annoyed
Time to have fun
Yes, even big boys become young again, sometimes :o).
But he prefers bigger toys: for my hubby and my dad it was unforgettable to join the engine driver on the Gotthard route.
I prefered to put my feet up and relax.
We have seen lovely houses in the Engadin,
... we have enjoyed a warm spring,
... we have searched, more or less successful, Easter nests ... some were found a day later *LoL*,
... we found out happily that not all tulip bulbs were munched away by mice ... but mostly all ...
... and that the yellow peonie has finally flowered again after a few years absence.
We have enjoyed, to walk through our garden accompanied by Noah,
... we have learnt, that it isn't always quiet and joyful up in the mountains,
... we have found delicious fungus, ...
... we have enjoyed summer (even though some say that it hasn't been here at all),...
... we have met this little guy on his probably first expedition out of his nest, ...
... we have smelled lovely rose fragrances, ...
... seen and smelled the sea ... and yes, even plunged in it, ...
... we have met Granny, ...
... and I could finish my novel in probably the most pleasant office in the world ...
... I visited friends at their markets, ...
... and looked after my bunnies. I'm so glad that they are still with us. They are estimated eight years old and sometimes they need some medical care. But most of the time, they feel well and enjoy life with each other. I guess, I'm the only bigger nuisance for them :o).
It was the year of the fallen trees *sigh*, but we were always very lucky, that no one got hurt. So, as soon as snow has disappeared, I'm calling some big guys to cut down the trees along the street. My heart is bleeding, but safety goes first.
- Das Überwinden, zuerst mit dem Manuskript an jemanden zu gelangen, der es Test liest und korrigiert und einem seine ehrliche Meinung sagt (ich kann dir einfach nicht genug danken *zwinker*) .
- Das Zittern, ob die Geschichte was taugt und von einem Verlag angenommen wird
- Das Herzklopfen, beim Unterschreiben des Vertrages
- Dann beim öffentlichen Vorablesen die Angst, völlig zerrissen zu werden und die Freude als das dann nicht der Fall war
- Und nun die Spannung, ob die Geschichte auch wirklich gekauft wird.
Nicht zu vergessen, die heissen Backen der Verlegenheit, als ich hörte, dass mein Vater die Liebesgeschichte aus der Feder seiner Tochter am Lesen ist *kicher*.
Das alles waren Erfahrungen, die ich nicht missen möchte. Danke, an meine beiden Helferinnen, an den Forever Verlag, aber auch an alle Leserinnen und auch Leser *räusper* da draussen.
The most exciting thing for me in the year 2014, was the publishing from my first novel. What ever I'm going to write after that, it won't bring back the feelings from the first one:
To find the courage, to give the manuscript somebody to test reading and find all the grammar mistakes and to get an honest opinion.
The tremor after sending the story to several publishing houses. Was it good enough to get published?
The heartbeat while signing the contract.
The panic while strangers in a community read it. I was full of fear they would stamp me and my story into the ground.
The joy, when they didn't
And now the exciting wait whether the book will be sold or not
And last but not least the slightly embarrassing moment, when I heard that my father was reading this love story his daughter wrote *LoL*
All those was such an experience I really wouldn't want to miss. Just great! A big thanks to my two helpers, to the publishing house Forever and to all the readers out there.
And at the end of the year 2014, I also like to thank YOU! Your comments, your mails, your finger crossings whenever necessary, your laughter, your interest, and just your visits here in my blog, are something very special and precious for me. I wish you all a happy new year! May it be adventurous, exciting, healthy, colorful and full of luck!
Wir lesen uns im neuen Jahr wieder! / We're going to read us again in 2015!