07-21-18 Patricia Sargeant

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Do Over!

This is my first post since the new year so let me start out by saying, Happy New Year!!

How many of you are glad 2012 is over?? One of the good things about ending a year and starting a new one, is you can consider it a do-over. 2012 wasn’t what you hoped it would be? Do Over! You didn’t accomplish those goals (aka resolutions) you promised yourself you'd make?  Do Over! It’s a new year, a whole new calendar, 365 brand new guilt-free days, so start over! And...make ‘em count!

Personally, I don’t have many complaints about 2012. It turned out to be a pretty decent year for me, not to mention crazy busy. I had two new books published—Dark Obsession and House of Cards, a previously published electronic book—Forget me Not-- went into print. I did my first ever book signing at The Tucson Festival of Books and it was pretty successful. I attended RWA Nationals in L.A. and was the chair-person for the Literacy Signing, which was also a big success.  The only drawback so far was learning I’m type two diabetic...but on the ‘glass-is-half-full side, it’s making me more aware of my health or rather it’s making me more aware that I should be more aware. heh

So, for me, 2013 isn’t so much as a Do-Over as it is...same-o same-o. The new year looks to be about the same as last year, with the exception of the published works and the health issues. I do have a new book I’m working on, but, until my muse returns from her extended vacation in the Bahamas, I don’t see me finishing it anytime soon.  Anyway, it’s still a crazy-busy year with two book signings set up, RWA Nationals and chairing the Literacy Signing again, plus my youngest son is graduating high school and then planning to enlist in the Air Force and my youngest daughter is moving to LA to become the next Meryl Streep so I’ll be spending more time with them.

So, what was it about 2012 you’re glad to put into storage? And, what is your number one goal for 2013? Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of House of Cards or any one of the other books in my backlist.


Stacy McKitrick said...

2012 was a mixed-bag for me. It was the first year I'd ever been let go from a job, but it also gave me a chance to write full-time, and I love it (my husband has noticed how better my attitude is). For 2013, I'm hoping I can make my writing profitable!

Terri Molina said...

That's great Stacy. It's amazing what change can do for your attitude. Best of luck with your writing!

Judith Ashley said...

My number one goal for 2013 is to be more physically active. I'd sprained my ankle in late July and it is just now healed enough that I can walk around the house, go to the store, etc. most of the time without pain. Before that, I walked .5 to 1.5 miles a day in addition to going to the store, etc.

Life dealt some hard blows in 2012 and I'm looking forward to fewer which means I'll be writing more consistently as I was at the beginning of 2012.

Interesting how being busy doesn't translate into being prolific with our writing. I can say that I was Very Busy in 2012...

Sarah Raplee said...

2012 was hectic but great! Learning that I love to write short stories was a lovely surprise when we launched Free Reads from the Genre-istas.

Maybe your muse needs a change to get her kick-started in 2013, Terri. Read some of the short stories on the FRFG blog, then try writing one yourself. The fact that you have a complete story within a week is very rewarding!

One of my goals for 2013 is to complete and polish another novel.

Terri Molina said...

Ouch Judith. Glad you're healing well.

Sarah, I've never been good at writing short stories, but I'll give it a shot...maybe it'll turn into a novel. haha I'll definitely check out the FRFG site.

Thanks! :)