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Friday, January 2, 2015

It's a New Year - 2015 Is Here!

Welcome, I’m Judith Ashley author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series. I write contemporary romantic fiction that celebrates spiritual practices that nourish the soul and honors the journey from relationship to romance.

It’s time to take a look at what I want to create in 2015. There are things I want to do. The big ones are spend over two weeks in Ohio with my friend; spend four days at the coast in April with two other friends; travel to Las Vegas in July for the US Conference for The William Glasser Institute; and attend Emerald City Writers Conference in October. Each of these events will take planning and will have an attendant expense.

Smaller activities are monthly gathering with my own women’s circle, the monthly Dark Moon gatherings, building community within my neighborhood with like-minded women, and staying connected to other people I’ve met on this journey.

Sponsoring and teaching at least two Basic Intensive Trainings for The William Glasser Institute is also on my ‘Things to do in 2015’ list. I love to teach and plan to write articles showing how the basic concepts of Dr. Glasser can be used to enhance our lives bringing us more of what we want. I’ve already created a couple of workshops for writers to use these concepts in their writing lives and in their writing but somewhere along the line stopped promoting them.

While these are all activities I’ll enjoy, what is uppermost – actually at the top of the list – is completing the last three novels in The Sacred Women’s Circle series.  Hunter, Gabriella and Sophia each have stories to be told. If you’ve been reading the earlier books in the series, you’ve met these women and may even have an idea of what their story will be about, who will end up with who – I promise you this, at this point even I don’t know who Gabriella will marry – only that she will.

The incomparable Christy at Gilded Heart Design is working on the cover for Hunter. I’ve got my own work to do before she can finish the covers for Gabriella and Sophia. You may want to read her post on Cover Design to see what it takes to put a great cover together.

You can also check out my author page at Windtree Press to see her work as well as click here to visit my website.

My goals for 2015 are doable if I stay focused and on track.

Do you set goals for yourself? How do you stay focused to maximize your success? I’m always ready to try out new ideas, so please share.

4 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

Best of luck with all your plans!

Judith Ashley said...

I like the word 'aspirations'. I do aspire to completing these projects and I agree with Bron and others that being happy or experiencing joy is a most important aspiration.

Diana McCollum said...

You have some wonderful goals for the new year, Judith! I'm wishing for you, you do complete all of them. I'm doing goals for 2015 by the month. January is finish my novella and up load it to Windtree Press and other sites.

Diana McCollum said...

You have some wonderful goals for the new year, Judith! I'm wishing for you, you do complete all of them. I'm doing goals for 2015 by the month. January is finish my novella and up load it to Windtree Press and other sites.