January marks a new beginning and a fresh start for us. I am planning what I intend to do during the new year. However, my resolutions have only slightly changed for 2019.
First come family needs and concerns. This very much includes seeing to health matters.
After that I resolve to continue my writing. This I do faithfully beginning early each morning. I am at this time hard at work on a new novel. It’s the fifth one in the Kim Reynolds mystery series and I believe the best one yet. Kim has evolved as a very real individual not a cardboard character.
I will also continue to send my work out to various publishers and publications regardless of acceptances. Most writers meet with a lot more rejection than acceptance. In that respect, I am typical. But if writing is something you feel compelled to do—like me—than you work at it regardless.
One of my continuing resolutions is striving to improve the quality of my work. With that in mind, I pay attention to editorial and reader comments. The year 2018 brought publication of my novels, DEATH PROMISE, for adult readers and WITCH WISH for teens. There were also short stories published in a variety of genres.
I intend to continue reading diverse books and writing reviews of those I truly enjoy.
I resolve to do more landscape painting. I’ve let that go of late.
I confess housework comes last—but it does and will get done, as does shopping and cooking. All of life’s necessities.
What are some of your plans or resolutions for the year ahead? Are they the same as last year or have they changed?