Song of the Day: Blow Me Away by Breaking Benjamin
I don’t know about you, but wow. Where’d 2012 go?
I have to say, 2012 wasn’t too shabby. It was a mighty good year for me. I published 3 books, attended publisher signings and parties as a bona fide author, garnered many reviews (both good and not-so), won a couple more contests, was quoted alongside William Shakespeare, started a new business, made a few bucks, and gathered new fans. I also stepped down from a successful three year run as the chapter president of my local Romance Writers of America chapter. With thumbs hooked in my suspenders, I’d say I’m somewhat proud of my accomplishments as a writer this past year.
On to 2013. It’s resolution time.
I made only one resolution last year—to treat my writing as a job. A paying job. My intentions were good. But like so many jobs with strict, mean, unreasonable bosses, my workload exceeded my hours. Sheesh. I should have a talk with her. This was just for the author in me. Never mind my responsibilities as a wife and mother. It’s not easy being a glamorous Domestic Goddess. Especially when the minions are charging headlong through terrible toddlerhood and the onslaught of puberty, respectively. Ah…that’s another story entirely.
Back to the, ahem, failed promise I made to myself. I will say that though I didn’t achieve the sweet spot, the clear, defined line of office hours, I did eventually find a groove.
I can switch from author, to freelance editor, to mommy, to wife, to friend rather easily, and quickly. Still, I would like set business hours. I will succeed!
That’s what resolutions are for. To make, break, and make again. (Who doesn’t like a challenge, right?) That’s also the great thing about New Years. It’s a do-over. And this time, THIS TIME, I’m going to get it right. I’m going to find that magical time portal that will allow me to suspend the clocks just so I can get more writing hours squeezed into my day. Or, maybe I’ll just find a better balance with my time.
How about you? What New Year’s resolutions have you made for 2013?