January first. It’s the time of year we both look back and forward. What did we accomplish last year? What do we want to accomplish this year? One thing remains true at the turn of every calendar year–time moves forward for everyone
I had a full 2014 for sure. Here are some highlights:
Books read: 116 (that’s the count on Goodreads. I may have read a few more than that but we’ll go with that number). Many of the books I read were reviewed here on my blog as well.
Books written: 6 (this would be from November of 2013, though).
Books self published: 2
In addition to the writing and reading, I’ve worked full time at a job that pays the bills and took several trips this year including on to see the family this summer. Here’s a pic of all eleven of us.
I also visited several Tennessee state parks including:
Fall Creek Falls
Rock Island State Park
And the Smokey Mountains (Tennessee side)
Phew, what a year!!!
And 2015 promises to be another busy one. Here’s a peak at what I’ve got planned….
This year will be all about improving my writing. I am working diligently on edits for Enduring Love, book three in my Remembrance series, which I plan to have available by my birthday (Feb 28 for those who are keeping track). Book four (the last book in the series) is making it’s way through a critique group where I’m getting some great input from other authors. Beauty from Ashes will be available at the end of 2015.
I hope to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Dallas this September where I can take workshops on the craft as well as interact with other authors, agents, and publishers.
And then there are a few more trips planned.
It feels like I’ve blogged a lot this year but they’ve been mostly book reviews. I’d like to incorporate more personal blogs a couple times a month as well. When I was uploading these photos from the state parks I wondered why I didn’t blog about each trip after I’d gotten back from hiking. Expect to see more photos in 2015 from me!!
And more giveaways!
After taking a year long break from Sparkpeople and The Biggest Loser challenge, I’ve decided to jump back into that as well. The accountability is priceless and I’ve missed my online friends. The first challenge starts Jan 15 and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with former BLC friends and meeting some new ones. And while I’m at it, I’ll work on that healthy lifestyle as well.
So, let’s start the new year off right. What are your goals? Leave a comment and on January 31, I’ll give away a $25.00 Amazon gift card to a random winner.
Happy New Year!!!