Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Resolutions

It's that time of year again. Resolutions! Last year I made some different resolutions (like making a mantel...okaaay, that's not strange, lol!). This year is much more simple and focused.

2017 Resolutions:

1. Finish the book I started writing last year.
2. Revise & polish said book.
3. Query the book (even if the first query I send is on 12.31.17)
4. Exercise more.

Now let's see how I did w/2016's resolutions...

1. Write a book. I almost got to the end of that first draft, so close, but no cigar. 

2. Spruce up our back porch. That did happen. For like a month. Then we remodeled our bathroom, and the back porch became a catch-all for old vanities, wood, paint buckets, etc. My flowers withered & died and sawdust mixed with the weeds. But the new bathroom was worth it!

3. Begin querying this spring. I did, sent around 20 queries and got one full request and a partial.

4. Revise my New Orleans paranormal. Never even got close to starting that revision, and have no idea if I'll ever get to it, honestly.

5. Turn an old headboard into a fireplace mantel. It is still sitting in our shed. The hubs wanted me to get rid of it during big trash pick-up (and oh boy! did I get rid of so much that day? yes.), but I stubbornly held on. There's a bridal shower I want to help host this year, and I think it'll make a neat backdrop. So it's not a resolution, just on the 'to-do' list. Along with five-hundred bajillionty other things. Can I get an amen?


  1. I've given up on making resolutions. For example, as I write this, I'm eating cake. A big ol slab of it. I think I've just given up.

    1. Oh, cake, how I miss you...(eating better is something else I'm trying to do, as I type this I'm eating yogurt, bleh)

  2. Amen!
    Headboard into a mantel? Very interesting!

    1. You should Google it, there's some really neat ones out there!

  3. Not bad on the 2016 resolutions! Onward to 2017 :)

  4. Happy New Year, Leandra! Good luck with this year's resolutions; they sound very similar to the ones I should be working on year after year. :)

  5. I made zero resolutions. :) I do know I'll be publishing four books, revising and proofing four others, doing cover design, formatting, editing, and reading a lot.

    Good luck with your goals!

  6. I think you made good progress with your 2016 resolutions! Except 20 queries is nothing. You should really send 2 or 3 times that. Good luck on your 2017 resolutions & have a great weekend!


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