Welcome 2018: New Year, New Goals

Design, 2018, To Reach, New Year

Happy 2nd day of the New Year to all my friends, readers, writers, and family! 

The last two years have been difficult to say the least. However, through difficult times, often triumph blooms. In September of 2017 I’ve accomplished a goal I’ve had for myself since I was in junior high. To sign a book contract.

I’m both thrilled, and anxious to finally get this ball rolling after a multi-year journey that involved experimenting with what genres I wish to write in, and what avenues of publishing to consider (self-pub or traditional) At least for this Second Chances manuscript, it’s been a three and a half year hike through 12 drafts, ( not including the 3 rounds of edits I am currently undergoing before it’s Spring release) and multiple rejections. What makes this accomplishment even more exciting; now that I’ve got my foot in the door, I’ve got a number of projects to keep myself quite busy for years to come.

Enough about that. Let’s talk goals for the New Year:

Writing goals:

To revise, submit and sign a contact and/or publish the 2nd book in my Second chances series

To finish at least one of the three WIP projects I’m working on

To revise and submit my 3rd book in the Second Chances series to Beta readers/crit partners

To submit at least one new WIP to an agent and/or Twitter pitch contest. (providing I finish one first lol)

Personal/family goals

To spend more specific quality time with my husband

To spend more specific quality time with my 2 girls

To spend more time with my mom

To commit to a healthier lifestyle (eating, exercising,. more outdoor activities)

To pay off debt

To move (although this might not happen this year unfortunately)

Your turn: What’s one of your goals for 2018? What’s something you accomplished in 2017?





One comment on “Welcome 2018: New Year, New Goals

  1. Congratulations on the contract! You must be thrilled (and maybe a tiny bit terrified? I know I would be). In any case, I love all your goals. They’re great. I wrote about my goals for 2018 over on my blog.

    Thanks for the post, and happy writing to you. Also, happy 2018! 🙂

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