Oh, wow, it’s 2017!

December kind of slipped by me, or flew by, actually. Between getting ready for and taking a family vacation, the holidays and working on fixing the mess I made of my NaNo book, I kept my head down and plowed through the month, only looking up now and then.

Now it’s January and my schedule is only a little bit lighter! I still have writing and family stuff, without the big vacation and the holidays I can get more writing in, right? I’m hoping I have several deadlines coming up fast!

I’m not sure how long you’ve been following me but I have this thing about resolutions.. I don’t make them. Instead I set goals for the year. This year my main goal is to publish 4 books, both novels and novellas. Who’s on board for this one?

2014 is nearly behind us,

and as we look ahead, I wonder what you all have planned for the 2015…

As for me I was looking at the calendar this afternoon and realized that I have several goals for the next year… I don’t make resolutions, I set goals, so here we are…

  • Publish at least one book, possibly two.
  • Be more healthy / Lose weight (I’ve already started, I’m spending time on the treadmill every day and I’m cutting my sugar intake)
  • Attend Tucson Festival of Books
  • Spend time with my family (we have 3 family trips planned this coming year)

What are your plans for 2015?

NaNo ‘12, Day 9

Today was better than yesterday, but still not great. I managed just over fourteen hundred words, it’s not the sixteen-sixty-seven that we’re supposed to get each day, and I still finished the day a little behind, but not too far and all it will take is a good day to get caught up again. I’m confident I can do that.

Camp Nano, Day 15

Doing good, I seem to be back in the flow. Managed just over 2200 words today, and that included four hours away at a birthday party! I’ve got some good things going and I can’t wait to get back to it in the morning!


I’m nearly done with the first draft of the second book in the Kitsune series.  I’ve been winding down the story for several days now.

I realized this morning that I had somewhere between 4000 and 9000 words to go to reach my goal word count for the first draft. Then I realized that if I continue to reach my daily word count goal of 1000, then I could conceivably finish the first draft within the next week. this was more than a little thrilling. I went to work and managed to make more than double my daily goal today! I felt great.

Once I finish the first draft I’ll start the rewrites, and my goals for that stage generally shifts to a chapter or scene basis rather than a word count one, but still, progress is progress, and goals keep you moving.

I’m loving my goals, and achieving them!