I can't say that I am sad to see 2016 go! It has been a really tough year in my household and I am looking forward to a new and hopefully much better year.
This past year year we have suffered deaths in the family. I have had major health challenges, not the least of which was a complete hystertomy in the latter part of the year. Our car was broken into and left undrivable for over a month. Medical bills and other bills caused stressed. Depression gripped both my husband and myself. I saw some slow book sales. I had some of my very first trolls in the social media world. I thought about leaving writing forever. So yeah, I am ready for this year to end! I have a lot of goals and plans for 2017 and I am ready for it start!
I hope everyone had a very good time tonight! Be happy but also be safe! I want to "see" all of you next year! Happy New Year Everyone!
2016 was certainly a hard year for myself and my husband. So I am putting my goals for 2017 out into the universe in hopes of making the new year so much better than this year! Today I am talking about some personal goals. A lot of these goals tie into the others I have talked about this week.
1. To be happy. 2016 saw my depression and anxiety get the best of me quite often. I hope that this year is much better. Working outside of the home again might make me feel less isolated. I will be helping to pay down a lot of bills and lower my stress. I am still going to be pursuing my writing career as well, and taking the next step by looking for agents. Hopefully being able to exercise again and getting in shape will improve my emotional health as well.
2. To continue to work on my marriage. Marriage is hard and you need to work on it. My husband and I had a tough 2016. I am hoping that he can soon quit his second job and we can have more time together. I would love to be able to take him on a small getaway this year. We both suffer from depression and I have anxiety, so we have communication issues sometimes, but we are working on them. This year we will become even stronger than ever.
3. I want to make more time for my art and comics. Working and writing may take up a lot of time, but I need to make time for other creative pursuits as well.
4. I want to declutter my life in many ways. I do have many things that I need to get rid of, but also some habits that I could stand to lose as well.
It's a new year and a new start, might as well make some needed changes and set some goals that can make my life better!
Still putting my goals for 2017 out in the universe! Today I am talking about my health and financial goals for 2017! I'm putting them together because finances are directly related to my stress levels!
I am continuing my theme of getting my goals for next year out into the universe. Today I am going to talk about my writing goals for 2017! I may not be writing quite as much due to the day job, but I will certainly be writing! Three novels to write, and at least six shorts. I will probably write some short stories as well for anthologies and magazines when I see calls that speak to me. I may not have a release a month in 2017, but I will still be pretty busy!
I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend! Can you believe that there is only a week left in 2016? This has not been a good year for myself and my husband, so I say good riddance to this year and am working hard already to make sure that 2017 is even better!
This week I will be setting some goals for the new year and sharing them with all of you so that I get my intentions out into the universe and so that I have some accountability as well!
So let's start with some goals for this blog. This blog is a new start for me, so I intend to grow it to the level of the blog that I left behind for this new start.
1) With work and writing, I don't think that I will be positing every day, but look for me 4-5 time a week!
2) I am still catching up on giving book reviews, so I hope to have a review for you are least once a week, if not then at least every other week. I love to give well known and indie authors some more exposure.
3) Updates on my own writing and books for sale. Hey, a girl has to make a living too.
4) This year I would also like to talk about and share some causes that I support and am passionate about. I have this platform and I want to use it for some good.
5) I am also going to be blogging about my art and cooking this year. Get to know all my passions!
I think thats a pretty good set of goals for this blog, don't you?
I just wanted to take a moment to wish all my readers and fans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that you have a great weekend with your family and friends!
I will be starting my new job this weekend, but on Christmas night after work I get to spend some time with the family and give presents to my little nieces! And I get to spend the nights with my hubby! Yay!
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Karen is a woman looking to make a new beginning after breaking away from an abusive past. Her first stop is a tattoo shop, to show herself that she is no longer afraid to live her life the way she sees fit and to mark her freedom with a permanent reminder to never go back. When she catches sight of her tattoo artist, Ben, well she suddenly has things other than ink on her mind. Ben is wild, free and uninhibited, everything that she wants to be and more. Soon she is left alone with the man that embodies her dreams and sparks begin to fly. It's safe to say that she gets way more than she bargained for when she originally stepped into his shop, as Ben helps her unleash her wild child and truly begin her life again. One wild night can truly change a woman forever.
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In Curse of the Blood, not even service to his king in time of war could prepare Melvil for the pleasurable evil he would suffer at the hands of Honnor. One act of kindness dooms him to a life that he never wanted.
In Alone No More, the tortured Melvil is back, living a life of penance. One night he saves a young woman from ghouls and sees hope for the first time in years. Ella is a woman alone in life, until a mysterious Frenchman saves her from more than ghouls.
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This year I was lucky enough to be part of two great anthologies for charity! Both have all proceeds going straight to cancer and aids research! Great gifts that also give back! Can't beat that!
The tribute book series 47 - 16 comes to completion with the highly anticipated second volume in the series! Filled with beautiful, emotional, powerful stories and poems from some of the greatest voices in their fields! All proceeds from the sale of this title, in both print and digital, are being donated to Cancer Research and Cancer Care.
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Farrokh Bulsara - Better known to the world as Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 - 24 November 1991) - the silver tongued, flamboyant front man for Queen was an inspiration to many. His loss is still felt around the world today, 25 years after his passing. Inspired by the music and memory of the man, comes a collection of new, original pieces from some of the greatest and most vibrant authors in their fields! All proceeds from the sale of this book (print and digital) will be donated to The Mercury Phoenix Trust for HIV Research in Freddie's memory.
Available on Kindle and in paperback!
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Sorry all, I disappeared for a little bit there. But I am back and gearing up for the holidays this weekend and starting a new day job this weekend as well. That is part of the reason I have been missing for a bit, in order to pay down some medical bills and car repairs I have been searching for a part time day job. I am happy to report that I have found one at a nearby theater, which means I get to see some free movies too on my days off! Hopefully that means medical bills will be paid down shortly and I can even finally pay off my student loans and help my hubby save up for a new car and a house sometime in our near future. I am happy that not only am I part time, less that 30 hours a week, but that my shifts should only be 6 hours long, leaving me with time to keep writing and editing! And now our car is even running again, though we still need to get a window put in our back door. Still, less walking and more time for my husband and I and for writing work! I am hoping that I am getting a slight head start on a great 2017! I have big plans for the coming year and I am going to do everything I can to make it better than 2016! That means keeping up with this blog too! So I hope not to disappear again!
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