January symbolically marks a new beginning and a fresh start. With that in mind, I have resolved to continue writing with a positive attitude.
In 2022, I sold seven new short stories to publishers and saw them published. I also sold two novels, one new, one reprint. The reprint, TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS, is available with three others of my romance novels from Luminosity:
My new novel, HEART OF WISDOM, will be published July 24th of this year by Level Best Books. It combines historical family saga with mystery. I believe it is my most unique, original novel.
I will continue to send my work out, short stories in particular 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.
Building a readership is not easy. I hope to increase mine. I also 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?