So, here’s the thing about New Years. Everyone is all about making resolutions that involve getting fit/weight loss, getting out of debt, etc. But I find that when I call them resolutions I tend to break them in about 2.3 seconds.
I like goals. My husband makes fun of me about this. But it works. It’s like using a mind-trick on myself to think about them as goals rather than resolutions.
In 2018, I decided it was the year I was going to get myself out of debt. I started down that path. I continued with it through 2019. It’s hard, though, to keep yourself from spending on credit cards and pay those f*ckers off. It was a lifestyle change for me. I was used to getting what I wanted, when I wanted and didn’t blink when I handed that plastic card over to pay for it. These days, I’m much better about it. I’m 19 months away from having a big chunk of debt paid off.
I still have a toxic shopping relationship with Amazon, though. 😉
But I also had setbacks in 2019. I paid off my flashy sports car. My son graduated high school. My job moved from 13 miles to 36 miles away. And I ended up having to buy a new car (a hybrid–not that I want to do my part for the environment; it was totally self-serving. I wanted to save some money on gas).
My job went from sort of boring to very busy as I moved into the position of Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Chairman. I also managed to pass my Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam. I was kinda proud of that one as it was a super hard exam and I passed it on the first try.
In my author-world, I released four books.
I re-launched my action/adventure series, The Adventures of Ransom & Fortune with volumes 1 and 2, Highland Fling and Dead of Winter, respectively. I also released books 2 and 3 of Dragon Protectors, Seducing the Dragon Knight and Tempting Her Dragon Bodyguard.
I also released the audiobook of One Knight Only, book 1 in Realm of Honor.
I’m particularly proud of this as it’s one of my favorite books in my backlist. Plus, the narrator, Katherine Willis, does a marvelous job.
So, for 2020, what do I want to accomplish?
For starters, I want to repaint the house. It’s a big job, but I find painting rather therapeutic. I also want to get back to cross-stitching.
In my writing world, I have lots of new releases coming your way. Coming in February and March, volumes 3 and 4 in The Adventures of Ransom & Fortune.
Volume 4, Lord of the Underworld, is a brand new adventure I think you’ll really enjoy.
I’ll also be kicking off my urban fantasy series. I’ve been dying to release this and started writing this in 2012. It’s been a long time coming, so I’m really excited to get his out. Look for Call of the Dark in late May. PLUS, I’ll have a super-cool pre-order giveaway you won’t want to miss so be sure you stay tuned for more information on that. And if things go really well, I’ll be able to get the second book in the urban fantasy series out, Blood and Bone.
And also coming in 2020, the audiobook version of Only For A Knight, book 2 in the Realm of Honor series.
Whew. That’s a lot for one year. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you stay up to date on what’s happening.