Tag Archives: 2014

2014 – The Year of the Girlfriend

Most of my really good girlfriends don’t live near me.  This is due to a variety of reasons: me moving from California to Montana, friends from Montana moving other places, and having lots of friends that I met on the internet.

One of the “life” (as in not writing) goals I’ve made for myself for 2014 is to focus more on spending time with my girlfriends, and in my case that means traveling.

At the end of this month I’m meeting up with Nancy and Patty in Portland for Nancy’s Birthday.  The city might not survive us, but it will be a blast!  I cannot wait…I even have a countdown ticker!

In March, I’m heading to Arizona to spend some quality time watching Spring Training baseball with my friend Tracey.

I also hope to get in one L.A. trip to visit my BFF (hopefully for my birthday?) and possibly a reunion with my best Montana (now east coast) friend Tiffany.  This is going to require a lot of planning and travel, but I’m hopeful.  There’s nothing like spending time with girlfriends to recharge your batteries.

What do you like to do for girlfriend time?

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New Year – New Goals

All right, it’s that time again. Setting goals for the New Year.  You can check out my post about being kind to yourself and setting realistic goals over on Indie Jane.  This is something I need to seriously remind myself of not just when I make my goals list, but also throughout the year as I start adding things onto the list.  I always, always add on.  It’s a sickness.

Here are my writing/publishing specific goals for the new year.  Hopefully you’ll help keep me accountable! That whole “putting it out there so someone else knows your goals” is always a good idea.

1.  Finish Sun, Moon, Stars.

I’m making a big push this month to finish the rough draft of this fairy tale adaptation.

2.  Publish Sun, Moon, Stars. 

I’m hoping to get this novel out to you guys by May! (Notice I didn’t give a specific date in May, lol).

3.  Finish Aspire.

This book – it lives in my head but it’s having a hard time coming out through my fingers.  This could be because it’s currently in “chose your own adventure” mode in my brain, there are three possible paths and I need to PICK ONE!

4. Publish Aspire

Look for it in September-ish of this year!

5.  Write the Rough Draft of Red. 

This is going to be my October – December project. I’m kind of giving up on the whole NaNoWriMo idea because November is literally the worst month of the year for me to try it.  But my “end of the year” writing will be on Red.

6. Publish the Fairytale Trilogy Omnibus.

Once Aspire is out I can publish an ebook with all three novels. This excites me!

7. Work on Austen Co-Authoring Project with Melissa Buell.

This is a really exciting project idea and now that we are past the holidays, I’m hoping we can carve out more time!

That’s it for my 2014 writing/publishing goals.  I do have blogging goals (I hope to be more consistent here, and I have another potential project in the works).  I always start out saying I’m going to be kind to myself and then the list looks way intimidating!  Scarily, this is my pared down goals list!

What are your goals (writing or otherwise) this year?