Is it too early to talk about New Year’s resolutions? Probably so but that’s never stopped me before. For this writer, creating New Year’s resolutions combines two of my favorite things: daydreaming and thinking about the future. So I’m doing a bit of both today in my Monday Musings and I’m sharing my thoughts with you, as a way to make my accountable to someone.
This year, the word for 2017 was FAMILY. I count myself lucky that I was able to spend the time I had with my younger brother before he left us. I will never get over the loss and I will certainly never forget Lance Matthew. From the first day to the last day he was a blessing to us all. As we said at his going home ceremony, “Han var den basta av oss!” (He was the best of us.)
I have decided that the word for 2018 is ADVENTURE!
Short of setting my hair on fire, I'm up for most anything. In fact, I am going to try new things, see new places and re-examine places I have already been. (I love the Gulf Coast in case you didn’t know that.) Hopefully, this new focus on adventure will be reflected in my writing and somehow, through my adventures, maybe you’ll get to see some new places too.
So rather than make a bunch of lame New Year’s resolutions that I know I’ll never keep (lose weight, reverse the hands of time, yada yada yada) I’m focusing on one word. Just one. No matter what I’m doing, no matter what my schedule, I will make time for an adventure or two or a hundred. I refuse to spend another year of my life chained to the keyboard.
That doesn’t mean I won’t write a bunch of books. Oh, I’ll always do that but I’m working on my time management. If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that time is short and only we can determine what we do with it.
So what are your plans for 2018? I’d love to hear about them. Share your plans in the comments!
As far as writing goes, the Return to Seven Sisters books will come to an end with Blooms Torn Asunder, Garden of Thorns and A Wreath of Roses.
In Gulf Coast Paranormal, I play to write at least four books in that series.
I've got three books for Guinevere Forever, total.
I'm not sure how many books will be in the Belles of Desire, Mississippi series. I think at least three. There's quite a bit of a story to tell there.
I know this post is kind of short but I've got a book to write.
And don't forget The Ghost Lights of Forrest Field comes out Wednesday!
As a kid, I never wanted to be a superhero but I would have traded all my Barbies to be Nancy Drew. That love for mysteries and a total obsession with ghost stories is what led me to become a writer. I just love a mystery!
I'm a true blue Southern girl who loves living on the Gulf Coast. When I'm not playing the trumpet or hanging out with the people I love, I'm probably daydreaming.
It's really what I do best.