The good news: in 2014 I did finish BIRTHRIGHT. And believe it or not, I wrote a collaboration with a friend. I also started another collaboration, and have been working feverishly on book 3 in the DESCENDANT series. I prepared WATER SO DEEP for publication. I attended a Utah conference and one in Kansas—and none in Texas. And I no longer live by the beach (boo!) but the mountains instead.
In 2014 I learned two very valuable lessons. 1. I can work through the hard stuff, even if it happens slowly. But equally important, 2. I realized that I don’t always have to.
I am allowed to not write for a month. Or two. I am allowed to catch up on TV shows I’ve missed instead of writing blogs, and to go Christmas shopping instead of finishing a chapter. Because stuff happens, and I am human.
I have high hopes for this year.
1. The ebook of WATER SO DEEP will release February 2nd. The hardcover may be a week or two later, depending on circumstances beyond my control. And that’s OKAY.
2. Book 3 in the DESCENDANT series is about half-drafted, even though it should have been to the editor by January 1st. And that is also okay. I will catch up, and it will be published on time. (I HOPE.)
3. WSD will have a sequel, and I will write it and hope to prepare it for publication sometime this summer. Maybe.
4. My collaborations and other projects will continue to move forward. I hope to finish at least two of them aside from the above mentioned projects.
But if life happens and things get in the way, I will adapt. No matter what goals or resolutions I reach, I will keep writing, keep trying, so that no matter what, by the end of the year, I will have made progress.
And that, my dear friends, is the whole, entire point.
Progress for the win!