It’s that time of the year when I like to reflect back on where I’ve been and where I’m going.
In difficult times- like we’ve experienced globally this last month- I try to find a ‘silver lining”. If such a thing can be found.
I try to keep my perspective broad and mindful. I try to look forward with not just what I want to happen to me personally/professional but to ensure those goals don’t have a negative impact on my family (as best as I can).
SETBACKS: If I were to tell you what all I did this year to advance my writing career you might think that I’d had more setbacks than leap forwards. It seemed like, certainly felt like, every time I tried something I met several obstacles. But as this year comes to a close- those obstacles now look more like well timed markers cleverly placed to show me what it is I really want and the direction I really want head toward.
So how did I cope with all that?
I drank lots of tea. London Fogs, Iced Passion Tea, Arnold Palmers, Camomile Tea. Tea. Tea.
I read a fair amount of books.
I sat outside in the sun
And I wrote a short story series that takes place in my hometown, Love Comes Home. I’d been scared to do this because up until this point I’d only written in first person POV and the short story series is in 3rd.
But now it’s time to look forward.
My goals are simple:
To enjoy what the next year brings me.
To be thankful for the things I have and the people in my life.
To see the Seahawks go to the Super bowl and the Gators take it all the way.
AND…if I need to be more specific-
To write two books, finish and edit one thats nearly done, publish at least 2 books (the second in my No Strings Series and a fiction book about lifetime friends and betrayal tentatively called Tattered and Broken Wives) and to remember that undoing so I’ve had a successful year.
Thanks for hanging out with me friends. I’ve love to know what you do when the days are long. I’d also love to know what you’d like to see happen for you in 2016! It’s the year of the chick, after all. We’d love to cheer you along.