Sorry for disappearing this past week; my last remaining grandparent passed away Christmas Day and this week has been a blur. As I type and pre-post this, I'm not even sure what day it is, lol!
Let's see; I didn't set any goals last year and published 3 books....wonder what I'll accomplish if I actually write this year's down? I'll have all of you to hold me accountable...(Kenzie ducks and runs behind the door....)
(Peeking out) Okay; I'll be adult about it, even though I only technically turn four in two months....:)
This year I resolve to:
-Keep with my walking program and shrink back into my blue jeans (I've overindulged slightly this past month and couldn't fasten my jeans on the 26th-hangs head and looks sheepish).
-De-clutter my house. Seriously. With two deaths in the family the past two years, my basement is piled high with boxes and furniture. Time to tamp down the sentimentality and get rid of some things. Do I really need to hang on to ALL of my MIL's angel and cherub knick-knacks? My childhood Coors and Budweiser mugs? All those baby clothes? Okay....no to the first and yes to the other two....we are expecting a little bundle of joy (cough) in June and will need those cute newborn onezies and sleepers....and the mugs are collector items (don't yell at me!).
-Finish my zombie story (oh, you didn't know I'd wandered into strange territory? Think Walking Dead meets Warehouse 13 meets who-knows-what-at-this-point!) and several other wips. And as for my alter-ego, get a jump-start on self-edits for books 5-7 so she can get back to work on books 8-12.
-Publish three more books, plus the two already slated for release in January, making a total of five (I'm getting ambitious, aren't I?) and sign contracts for three more, plus for whatever books I finish (confused yet? Don't worry; you're not alone!)
-Join my sister and her family in Orlando next August. It's time the youngling visits Disney (he was there at age 3 months) plus I want to revisit the Tampa/St. Pete area.
-Move into a better home. With my daughter expecting, we need another bedroom and another bathroom. Plus have an insulated house which isn't threatening to fall down at any given minute.
-Attend one or two conferences. I'm tired of reading about everyone else's fun and want to join in:) Beginning with driving up for the booksigning in Chicago at RT. Lori Foster's. The one in Louisville. And yes, (gasp!) RomantiCon and maybe the Grand Rapids one someone told me about....I think she's a contributor to this lovely blog.....;)
I think seven is ambitious enough for now, don't you think?
Happy New Year!!!!