It was a blast. :) It was a humbling, thrilling, roller coaster experience that only God, my loved ones and my READERS could have made possible. I don't think I can say it better than that. Honestly, I wouldn't been able to write so many books without those three constants - and that includes you! - in my life.
2013, I got to self-publish (technically speaking) my first book, got to be in a boxed set, got to hit USA Today and - even more spectacular - the combined bestselling list of paperbacks and ebooks of the New York Times. As some authors call it, that one is THE list.
2013, I got to virtually meet a lot of authors and I consider them my friends (hopefully they consider me as their friend, too, hehe).
At the very end of the year, I finally got to spend quality time with my family. Granted, I spent most of the days writing but I got to enjoy a little time off at night. These days, we typically like to spend Christmas or New Year in places where it's chilly / cold. I know, I know - those of you freezing your cute butts off in the dead of winter are thinking we're crazy for doing that. But - we're really just sick of living nearly 24/7/365 in constant humidity!
Anyway, we went up to Baguio again for the New Year and as usual, our stay there wouldn't be complete without a visit to the night market, which sells mostly secondhand stuff. Shirts / tops here can go for as low as $.25! Sometimes, though, if you're lucky you also get to buy authentic designer stuff for really low prices.
Here's what the night market looks like ---
P.S. A certain tweet from a reader had me LOLing.