Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season and finally has some time to relax. For me, I’ve been to Wisconsin to see my dad get remarried and came home to meet my male’s mom. Scary but true. Funny thing- I like his mom- a lot. She’s definitely the mother of the male I adore- she’s a sports nut, but more importantly- she loves her son and cares for him. Made me miss my mom in the midst of it all.

I know I’ve been a bit slack the past 2 weeks with everything- but I promise- it’s for a good cause. I finished writing a story that’s been contracted- Cupid Shoots, She Scores, a futuristic, erotic multi-cultural, BDSM romance for Loose Id. It’ll be out sometime in February. I can’t wait, and honestly- I think it’s showing my new writing skills nicely. It also was wonderful to take to writing again.

The two weeks off allowed me to rest from writing over 20k in a month or so. It also gave me time to take care of my health a bit (though I need to see the dentist on Tuesday). Personally, I needed this down time. I’ve plotted out some books, and started revised plotting of others. For me- that was important. More important that I could’ve imagined. I’ve discovered that this year- I want to have it all and I want my writing to be productive. So- to do that- I’m doing something important- scening out my books. It’s new for me- but seems to be working more effectively.

I also got the best Christmas/Yule gift ever- I got my Palm Tungsten E-2. I lubs it! It’s great having my music and my ebooks to read whereever I go. More importantly, it means that I can show others my books that I’ve written. It’s a great way to showcase myself now that people who read are now learning about the digital world. YAY!

I’ll be continuing more on the BDSM 101 starting next week. We’ll be talking about scenes and toys. Once I finish that up– we’ll be taking your questions to answer. So feel free to email me at cynnara AT gmail DOT com. Entitle it “Mistress Cynnara–” and I’ll be glad to answer any and all sex questions you have.

As always, I think back on the last year, realizing where I fell short and where I grew. Today, I realize something important. I’m becoming more of the person I need to be. Which is important. Life is change. Living life and being happy– has become very important to me. My health is important too. So, along with my writing- I will be taking some down time. Time for me and for my male. Time to play and time to teach. This year is going to be MY year. I believe that I can make my mark in the world-one that shows me for who I am and what I can do. This year is the heart of my renewal- the rebirth of Phoenyx. For me- this means a lot.

Happy New Year everyone! May 2009 be the year of change and happiness for one and all.

Always,

Cyn