I hope you are looking forward to 2014 as much as I am.When I look back through the year and focus on what I accomplished during the fast pace 2013 - I’m excited. What about you?
I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do what I call What I want to Accomplish during the New Year. I write at least six items down and put the paper in a place that is out of sight, therefore, out of mind. By the time the New Year rolls around, I’m reminded of that list, which I actually had forgotten about until now. So in anticipation, I go looking for that little piece of paper, trying to remember what I wrote.
Well, when I read my list, I was, once again, amazed at what I had accomplished. I usually jot down six items and get all excited if I complete at least half of what’s on the list. They say, the mind is an incredible organ that we barely tap into.
Right now, I’m enjoying a hot cup of coffee and thinking about what was on my list. I gave myself 5 for accomplishing 5 out of 6. I’m happy. Especially happy about my western historical series and seriously considering writing a fourth book.
Here’s my list:
#1 Finish Ghost Thunder – DONE – available on Amazon in ebook or print
#2 Finish writing and publish the first book to my Silver Sage Creek series, Better She Die – DONE and DONE – signed a contract with Secret Cravings Publishing and they wanted the next two books!
#3 Write book two, BetterShe Live – DONE (released in September)
#4 Write third book BetterShe Love – DONE, and will be released this month (January 2014)
#5 Research and write the draft for third Yellow Creek series – Nope
#6 Offer my Santa Series in print – DONE, and put the ebooks on for $.99 on Amazon - DONE
Now, as I contemplate the New Year. I’m once again getting excited for what’s ahead for the New Year.
What about you? Will you write a list along with me? Just jot down a few things that you would like to accomplish this year. Make it short, but long enough to challenge you. I’d say, no more than 6 things. Now, take the paper and fold it up and put it in a place where you can easily find it, but because it’s out of sight throughout the year, you can forget it. Great. If you’ll let me know that you made a What I want to Accomplish in 2014, let me know. I’ll remind you about your list in December 2014.
Besides accomplishing the above list, I also enjoy two books signings with some wonderful authors at Marissa’s Books and Gifts. I even joined an authors’ group for a Fit and Fabulous 2013 Year, which I was supposed to work out and lose at least ten pound. What can I say…DIDN’T HAPPEN! Oh well, you can’t do it all!
Have an amazing New Year. If you’re partying, stay safe. Here’s the way my hubby and I usually spend New Year’s Eve: