Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Words for 2016

Making resolutions has never been my thing, they just don't work. I'm more of a goal kind of gal, which I'll blog about next week. What really gets my attention are WORDS. Listed below are the words that seem to come to mind for 2016:

Breakthrough - Wow! Wouldn't we all love that, in so many areas of our lives.

Excitement - Since a writer's life is so full of dedication and discipline, a bit of excitement thrown into the mix might be nice.

Magic - While this word seems to be used quite a bit - by all sorts of creative types - it's still one of my favorites. Whether you call it inspiration, creativity, divine intervention, or something different altogether, as writers we must have magic in our work.

Epiphany - It's always a big deal for me when I learn something in a new way, or even better, for the first time.

Connections -  Since the word networking seems a bit like it has ulterior motives, I like the word connections much better. It implies the possibility of new friends, new experiences, and new ways of thinking.

Harmony - This word not only implies peace, but a sort of "working peace." Love it!

Evolve - For me, each new year offers the opportunity to keep evolving as a writer, a friend, a spouse, a parent, and so much more.
I hope to see myself continue to evolve and mature in 2016.

On Monday I'll begin a rewrite of my middle grade novel Livvi Biddle. I'm hoping to have it completed by May so my beta readers can take a look before it's edited one last time. There's also a new opportunity for us regarding The Scandinavian Santa. It's too early to share, but if this opportunity pans out I'll be sure to share an update. One thing I've definitely learned in my time as a professional writer is to tread my storyteller's journey with a measure of magic and a pound of patience!

Wishing you peace, love, and laughter in 2016. Happy New Year!


  1. Great words for 2016, I'm wishing you a great year. For myself, I'm just hoping to get back in the swing of things.

    1. Thanks, Sara. Hope all is well with you and your family. Wishing you all the best in 2016!