Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, including a safe and happy New Year’s. My favorite part will always be spending time with loved ones I don’t get to see as often as I’d like to. It’s not that I don’t love the decorations, the music, and the special foods, but the people mean so much more to me than anything else. And now that it’s over, part of me is glad that life is settling down again. Another part is sorry though. It’s a long wait until the next get-together.
But it is what it is, and it’s time to figure out what I’d like to accomplish in 2022.
Last year, I tried to set goals for the entire year. This works for a lot of people. They come up with long lists, and they know the odds are against them that they won’t accomplish all of them, but they will accomplish some of them. Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t work for me. At all. In 2021, I set a list of goals: write/finish/edit/publish nine books, tackle a couple of business related goals that make me want to run away when I think about them, and go through two ‘work at your own pace’ writing courses.
I succeeded at two things on that list.
With that epic failure behind me, I didn’t know what to do for 2022. Then, a couple of days ago, a dear friend encouraged me to basically focus on one thing regarding my health, instead of several. Once that became a habit, add something else.
And that’s fabulous advice. So, instead of focusing on the whole of 2022, I’m going to try to focus on one quarter at a time. There are three months in each quarter, so three projects seems like it should be doable. Especially these three. I have two books that are basically finished. A little editing, a little rewriting, and they’ll be ready to publish. The other is to start plotting the third book in the Weko Harbor series, and working on the character profiles. By the way, that was an affiliate link. Learn more about those by clicking here.
Okay, there are four goals, but there are only three for writing. Here’s hoping I can meet them all!
Now, I just found a pleasant surprise at Amazon. Three 5-star reviews for my new book, Loser Wins the Girl. You can check them out by clicking here. (that’s the same affiliate link as above)
Okay. One of my goals that isn’t work related, at least not entirely, is to start going to bed earlier. That ship has sailed tonight, but it’s not as late as I’ve been going most nights. I’m not entirely sure that training my brain to write during the day is going to work – because it really prefers to be creative between the hours of eleven p.m. and four to six a.m. – but I’m giving it a good shot.
Now, once again – I hope you have the happiest, most blessed new year ever! I also hope you enjoy this version of Auld Lang Syne – by one of my most favorite musical group ever!