The Storm, the Switch, & the New Year

Time to join in with the myriad of cheery expressions and hope-filled exclamations of this celebrated time shift; tipping from 2017 into 2018 …

So, a happy New Year to you all!

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I hope everyone enjoyed their time over Christmas; I hope you spent your moments surrounded by the ones you love, and gave of your energy and emotions to those you admire, and enjoy; I hope you indulged in the little things, as well as the big, but not to the point of spoiling; and I hope you took enough of a pause within all the chaos to drink in and reflect on what this time of giving and celebrating is really all about. 🙂

I had a memorable Australian Country Christmas, spent with close family.

I sketched this with my neice’s crayon pens to get into the merry spirit:

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A Christmas Dragon … no surprises there!

The weather gifted us with this:

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The wide open sky country of mid-west QLD

And this:

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The best view of sunsets!

And we got to meet one of the farm’s furry residents:

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She was a bit shy, little sweet-heart

Come Boxing Day, the weather took a turn to this:

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I actually captured a lightning strike!!!

Which was chased down by an even angrier front:

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This was a monster

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Seriously, the photos don’t do it justice …

Whew! It was wild; but so awesome! We survived unscathed, and returned home to the coast the following day with some great memories.

Tick over to the 29th, and I finally have the last $$$ saved up to picked up my belated Christmas gift:

 

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WOOT!!!

 

Aaaand now the new year has finally begun! So, what’s planned for me? I have a feeling this year is going to be HUGE (in so many good ways), so I am going to spend January mentally charging myself and doing some home/ office rearranging and updating in preparation for what is being anticipated.

But my calling is still the same. I am still dedicating the majority of my efforts toward my Dragon Calling series. I plan to have Book 4 launched sometime in the first half of 2018 … and wouldn’t it be awesome if I also managed to launch the 3rd Companion Guide in the second half of the year! I’m not making any promises on that second release, but I can guarantee the first one! I am currently working through rounds of major self edits in preparation for handing the manuscript over to my editor.

I will be working on the 4’s cover design this month, as well as the Promo Posters.

No official release date on the book yet, or the Cover Reveal. Sorry fans! But to make up for it, I DO have the new ‘Promo-styled Posters’ for Book 3! I know, I know, book 3 has been out for almost two years; I should have done the posters ages ago. My excuse was that I was working on the 2nd Companion Guide, and that the posters weren’t a priority, since, you know, they actually aren’t official promotional material (just a fun and cool-looking accessory).

Although … I will give you all a hint that the ‘Promo-styled’ posters may actually be used for official pitching in the not-too-distant future. I won’t say too much at this stage, and just leave you all wondering what on earth I am going on about. 😉 You’ll see soon enough (when I make an official update at a later date).

Anyway, I will leave you with my gift of the Promo-styled Posters for Dual Destiny (Book 3 of Dragon Calling).

Enjoy! And bring on 2018!

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THE ALLIES

 

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THE ENEMIES

 

 

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About WhimsicalWerecat

In short - Creative extraordinaire, warrior princess, dragon-lover, anime enthusiast, partisan of fantastical things, and most assuredly and proudly peculiar!
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