New Year’s Resolutions

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Time to plan for the next year and to hope your plans don’t flop before March. For me, I make resolutions for my health and for my writing usually, as well as some others that are lesser ones, to an extent. This year, I’ve tried to keep them simple, hoping that will make them easier to stick to.

As far as my writing is concerned, I’ve resolved to get three publications out this year. It’s a doable number, as I have a day job and spend a good portion of my evenings doing paperwork for that as well. Three projects, including the next book in my Thorn Grove series, that’s it. Oh, and to have fun at any conferences I go to.

I’ve planned two so far and they only extend into the spring. First, I’ll be going to Romancing the Smokies on March 19th in Knoxville, Tn. This is my first event of the year and I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a one day event, with lunch, a booksigning and, as always, a great opportunity to network with other authors and readers. Here is the link. If you are in the area or plan to be, it’s a great idea for a day. Even if you can’t make the whole event, we’ll be having a booksigning that is open to the public. Here is the link for more information.

The other event I’ll be attending is Weekend with the Authors, May 13-15th in Nashville, Tn. This event will incorporate panels, parties and a booksigning. It’s sure to be a lot of fun, but also another opportunity to “get my name out there”. An author in this day and age has to face the prospects of promotion and marketing their products, one of the things I still struggle with. At least this event will make the process less onerous. Again, here is a link to learn more.

So there are my writing resolutions for the year. I’ll be posting about my personal resolutions later this week.

Do you make resolutions? Or are you one of the people who have decided to let the year unfold as it will? What is your philosophy about resolutions?