Our first First Friday post is about 2015 and resolutions (for obvious reasons).
First, a few words on 2014:
2014 was the year I lost my grandfather--someone I was very close to, someone who greatly influenced me, and really meant more to me than I can say. I'm thankful I was there with him, to hold his hand when he died. It was the year I watched death and life happen within 24 hours when I watched my grandfather pass and then, hours later, the son of one of my best friends be born.
What is a writing-related resolution I have, and a non-writing/"general" resolution I have?
-I have a few goals, but I'm a pretty private writer and not willing to share them yet. I will say, however, that some of them have to do with my YA series and others with continuing the Whatever It Takes Series (Shane's book will be coming, I swear).
-I feel like I have both long-term and short-term writing career goals that I will be working to balance this year.
-An early 2015 goal of mine will also be getting a newsletter going. Once I have some of Shane's book info finalized, I'll get on that.
-I have a plan of attack (mostly, kind of, maybe, hopefully) for these resolutions.
-Balance better with work and other things...which leads me to my "general" resolution of...
-Balance: Family time, work (includes day job and writing job), writing, training (my MMA), working out, taking care of my horse etc.
-This past year was a struggle with balancing everything. I feel even deeper in love with boxing and KB and MMA, which is fantastic, but added another priority for me to work to balance.
-Fierce also came out, and that upped the writing deadlines and pressure and so on, and made balance even more important.
-Balance is going to be even more important this coming year than it was this past year, for numerous reasons.
-I'm still trying to work on a plan of attack for this one.
And lastly, what was my favorite read of 2014?
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (all three of them!)
What are your resolutions? Have you started thinking about ways to see them through?