Fond memories of 2013 have to be May 3rd and September 20th because those are the publication dates of my debut and second novels with MuseItUp.
Mariah's Marriage in May was followed by Bella's Betrothal in September. After hundreds of thousands of words and nearly as many rejections (exaggeration - what exaggeration?) it was thrilling beyond any words to click into the book stores and see my books and my name up there.
But here's a thing - the really fond writing memory of 2013 was Lea's acceptance e-mail for Bella's Betrothal. Why? Well, one success might just be a flash in the pan. The taking of a second book was much more of a validation.
And for 2014? I gave up making any proper resolutions over a decade ago. Around the beginning of most years, I try to up my success rates at the things in life that trip me up. More house-cleaning. More exercise. Less snacking. You get the idea. This year I'm targeting the clutter. It grows around me in an alarmingly organic way. For two weeks I didn't leave my study without an item heading for the bin. It has slowed down, but there's still progress every day.
And the writing resolution. I will finish the book I'm writing. I will. I will.
And I will never again start a book with characters I think I know and believe they'll do what I say.
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