Goodbye, Hello, Have Fun

So. 2011. It’s nearly over and done with and in the past. Nearly a yesteryear. And that’s probably a good thing. It’s good to move forward. It’s good to not get snared by the past (says me).

2011 was a funny year. A bit polar. There were some wonderful moments in it. Some moments of loveliness and beauty and fun and happy. But there was also some difficult times. Really difficult times. Times of loss and of great sadness and disappointment and frustration.

I think I’ve learned more in 2011 – about me, about life, about others – than I have in any other year before it. And, though some of those lessons were painful, I’m glad of them. Things happen for reasons, even if those reasons are bad which, usually, they turn out not to be. But they are what they are. It is what it is, so they say.

So to friends,to readers of this blog, to people who’ve been ace, to people who’ve bought my books, and to those who’ve enjoyed them – a heartfelt thanks. To those who’ve been huge and significant this year, who’ve shared things with me, I can’t thank you enough; you’re special.

And to everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope 2012 brings you all you’d like it to.

I received the proofs for Freaks! yesterday so I know how my first day back in the office will be spent. I hope your new years get off to a fab start too.

Be safe and be happy.

4 Comments on “Goodbye, Hello, Have Fun

  1.  by  Sam

    Here’s to a great 2012, Nik. It already sounds like you have some exciting times coming next year with Freaks, etc.

    The next two days will be busy ones for me with family events and a big football game on the first, so I want to wish you a Happy New Year now (after all, you’re a good 6 hours ahead of me).


  2.  by  nikperring

    Thanks, Sam. You’re a good guy and a top blogger too. A very happy new year to you and yours from this writer. I hope it’s splendid, and that your football teams wins!

    I’m sure we’ll chat again in 2012. Well, I certainly hope we do!
    Happy new year!


  3.  by  Dan Powell

    Happy New Year, mate. Freaks! is well up on my list of things to look forward to in 2012. The Moth stories were great, stirred up my appetite for the book.

    •  by  nikperring

      Hey Dan – happy new year. Hope you and yours had fun.

      And thanks for the kind words re Freaks!. Yep, I think The Moth provided an interesting teaser for the book. I received the proofs the other day and still can’t quite believe there are that many stories in it! I’m looking forward to it being out too, hugely!

      Here’s to a cool and happy and successful 2012.

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