Well, it’s been a whirlwind end to the year here in Japan.
I haven’t been able to pay as much attention to finishing my novel as I had hoped, but I manage to chip away at it here and there when breaks in daily life and work allow. Alas, my self-imposed year-end deadline for publication will not be met. On the bright side, my school will be closed for the New Year’s holiday, so hopefully I’ll have a few days, at least, to fuss over the book.
I’m happy to announce that I have reduced the price of both my non-fiction e-book, and my fiction e-short story on Amazon. Amazon still reserves the right to fluctuate the pricing, give or take, however. You can access direct links for both books from this blog.
New Year’s is a big deal here in Japan. Many businesses will be closed for several days on average, starting on or around New Year’s Eve.
My school is open today, Christmas day, because Christmas day is a regular business day here in Japan. Less than 1% of the population of Japan is Christian. Most are Shinto and Buddhist, so the Japanese celebrate Christmas differently than the west. It’s strictly a secular celebration here with no religious meaning.
Please have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best wishes for a safe, happy, healthy and peaceful 2019.