Isn’t life funny sometimes?

It’s so easy to dwell on the bad things in life. And as 2016  comes to a close, we can point to many things that just didn’t go well this year. Example, Carrie Fisher died today. Princess Leia is gone, and there is nothing we can do about it. I won’t even delve into politics. Better to keep my readers. I will say, my country is divided and I’m not sure it can be put back together.

But 2016 wasn’t all bad. And that’s the important part. Amazingly, with all the celebrity deaths, there has also been some amazing entertainment. Movies: Doctor Strange, Rogue One, Deadpool (okay, that is more of a personal opinion) and the new Ghostbusters.

In TV: we got a lot of good returns of older shows. Season 12 of Supernatural (and you guys know how much I love that show), Season three of The Librarians (amazing show, if you haven’t seen it). Plus new shows like Preacher, Dirk Gently, and Good Behavior.

There were good times with family and friends. And some really bad ones. That’s how life works. But the triumphs of the human spirit, that’s what I look at. And they are everywhere.

In the middle somewhere is the writing life. Always thinking of new plots, new stories, new characters, while trying to finish the outstanding novel first. Writing is the best, easiest and hardest job I’ve ever had. I love it, I hate it, I can’t live without it.

So that’s 2016 and me in a nutshell. How was your year?

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