Posted in For Fellow Writers, The Ponderings of Life, Words Upon Words

It’s a New Year

After a nice break visiting family in Canada, we returned home last night and I was welcomed home by my package of Everlasting copies! I am selling signed copies to anyone living in the Raleigh area who hasn’t grabbed their book yet. Two of the six have already been accounted for, so I have four left to anyone who wants one for only $10 each. Comment on this blog post or let me know on my Facebook Page if you would like to purchase one. For those of you who do not live in the Raleigh area, you can still have your copy, too! Everlasting is available for purchase NOW on Amazon, Amazon.ca and CreateSpace! The Kindle version of Everlasting should be available within the next month or so. I will let you know when it is up.

To continue this combined post of both an Everlasting announcement and my New Years resolutions, for those of you who were wondering, I did not reach my goal of reading 40 books in 2015. College work, writing for NaNoWriMo and publishing Everlasting put me behind, so in December, I adjusted my goal to 30 books–like 2014. And I reached it! On December 31st, 2015, the last book I finished reading (#30) was Fellowship of the Ring, part of the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, one of my inspirations for Everlasting. I hope to finish my posts about the books I read in 2015 soon.

Apparently the lesson I had to learn in the latter half of 2015 was about adjusting goals. I could not write 50,000 words in November, so I changed my goal to 40,000 and reached it. I could not read 40 books in 2015, so I changed my goal to 30 and reached it. I think it’s important to be flexible when “life gets in the way”, as people say. We can’t always reach our personal goals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go halfway. We can still try!

That being said, I always make two New Years Resolutions in January for the new year. A certain amount of books to read and a certain amount of books to write. In 2013, I made a goal of reading 50 books and writing one. In the end, I wrote two books and…I don’t recall the exact number of books I read, but it wasn’t 50. 😉 I believe I read close to 43. In 2014, I made a goal of reading 30 books and writing one. In the end, I wrote one book and read 30. In 2015, I made a goal of reading 40 books and writing one (best to keep that number small). You know already how I did on that score.

In 2016, the goal is the exact same as last year. I hope to write one book (probably Bridget’s Journey the Sequel…which still doesn’t have a real title) and reading 40 books. I’m hoping that this year I will redeem myself and strive for 50 books next year! I’ll let you know in 12 months how I do.

Before I finish off this post, I have another announcement to make! Starting tomorrow, January 9, until Monday, January 11, Bridget’s Journey will be FREE to download on your Kindle or Kindle app! I will post again over the weekend to remind all of you.

It’s a New Year, folks…so, happy reading and happy writing!

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