2019: A New Chapter

In a writer’s cave far, far away…

So, I’ve been hibernating in said cave the past month or so. It’s time to rip out the page that was 2018 and start a new one. I have hopes for 2019. Not huge ones but I’m going to work each day toward becoming more organized, more focused, just…more. I want to continue to improve as a writer. I want to get better at marketing. I want to get unfinished projects finished.

I want to be a better wife, mom, “Jammie,” MiL, SiL, and friend.

I want to clean out my office, my closet, the library, and shed the physical and emotional detritus that often weighs me down and holds me back.

Will I accomplish all of this? Probably not. But that’s not the point. The point is to try. If I don’t try, I’m already doomed to repeating the past. That’s an exercise in frustration and insanity. I had enough of that in my life last year.

I’m not making any publishing promises. Last year ended in a creativity black hole. New words just didn’t want to form. The next Red Dirt book releases on my birthday in March (and will be available from Harlequin a month before that if you want it early.) I’m three books behind in other series, plus three rewrites of two previously released books and a compendium volumn. They’ll get done when they get done. No promises beyond that because I think part of the problem was the pressure I put on myself. My main goal this year is to rediscover my creativity and love of storytelling. I lost that last year and it makes me sad.

So that’s where I am here in the opening hours of 2019. Thanks for sticking with me and I hope you’ll hang in there for our next ride. Happy New Year.

Advertisements

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
This entry was posted in Writing Life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to 2019: A New Chapter

  1. siobhanmuir says:

    I think all those goals are reachable and a great way to look at remembering your joy of writing. Good luck, Silver!

  2. You can do it! :hugs:

    I really do hope all the good things come your way this year, Silver. You’ve earned them. :hugs:

Got something to say?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.