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New Year, New Home, New Goals

We’re finally in our house!

  • The Kitchen!
  • Dining Room!
  • Living Room!
  • Master Bedroom!
  • Ensuite!
  • Tupperware!

(Do you think I have enough Tupperware? Probably not…)

We moved in on December 30th, so we got to bring in the new year in our new home. I am currently writing this in my half-setup new office! Woo, first time home owning!

Anyway, now for something not as exciting… I failed at my 2015 goal of finishing a full first draft of a novel. I know, I know… LAME! But I did get further than I ever have before, so that’s something right?

But now it is 2016, and I am setting the bar even higher! (Then, even if I don’t reach it, I will probably get further than I did this year. That’s my problem… Not setting the bar high enough!) This year I am going to PUBLISH my first book. Crazy, I know. I’m going to dive right into The Tree of Eternity and get this book DONE. New year, new home, new (lofty) goals!

How am I going to do this? I’m going to write. And edit. And write. And edit. REPEAT. Until I am done. Then I am going to put it out into the world and see what happens. Oh, and start writing my next book (Which will be the first of a trilogy that I am super excited about!).
I better get to work!

What are your goals for 2016? Comment below so I can stay on your case 😛 (And please stay on mine!)

2015: The Year of the Book!

Book Heart

I. Am. Going. To. Write. A. Book.

During 2013 and 2014 I wrote a lot, but somehow I did not end up with anything that is actually complete. I didn’t even make it past the first draft stage on anything. But, now that I have many first drafts in various stages of completion, I am going to finish one of them.

My New Years Resolution is to write a book. Write the whole darn thing. To completion. I may not have it 100% ready to self-publish (but I hope I do! And you can help get me there by clicking here.) but I am going to finish it.

I’ve already selected which story I am going to finish. I’m about one third of the way done the first draft. Soon (once I take a look to make sure there are not any typos or glaring mistakes) I will post the first chapter of the first draft here on my blog, so that others can read it and tell me I suck— I mean, tell me that I can do this! I can write a book!

Now, I wrote this post so that I would be beholden to the vastness of the Internet in completing my goal. So, please hold me to it!

Love you all, happy New Year, and I hope that you all reach your goals for 2015!

Happy New Year!!!

Ratties2013 came and went so fast. It flew right on by. It had it’s ups and downs. I’m sad it’s over but happy for a new beginning. Yes, generic. This whole blog post is going to be rather generic.

There were many good times in 2013… Deciding to take a chance and quit my job to write full time, realizing I was sick of school, finishing the semester with no idea when I will continue my degree, completing NaNoWriMo for the first time ever, my husband getting a new awesome job, adding a couple new ratties to our family, seeing concerts, having great times with friends and family, and more!

But 2013 also had it’s bad times… The multiple times when my husband and I could barely afford to eat, all the vet bills, our poor ratties being sick, when our beautiful pet rat Sansa died, when my dad’s heart stopped beating while him and my mom were on vacation and he had to get a heart monitor put in, and, well, much more.

But, as sad as the bad things were, I think that the good times made up for them. 2013 was a good year overall and I look forward to a good year ahead.

So, happy New Year everyone! I wish you all a great 2014!

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