I’ve been doing a YIR for a couple of years now. I love looking back and seeing what I accomplished in the year. I’m a bit of a planner (I have two actual planners on my desk – work and family – both Erin Condren planners), so I have things planned out. OK. Fine, I’ll admit I’m kinda OCD. J
Some things worked out as I anticipated, some didn’t. Some got moved around, some got deleted, and some added. But my months were pretty filled.
So, let’s start:
- I wrote 9 books
- I released 13 books
- I attended/went to Mexico for the 1001 Dark Nights Cruise, Apollycon in DC, and Readers on the River in Kentucky and had other book signings
- I spent time with amazing friends and made so many great memories
- Saw half of my house fixed from the flood while still waiting for the other half
FIRSTS: The 1001 Dark Nights Cruise in January was my first. Had I not been heavily medicated because of motion sickness, I wouldn’t have survived it. Lol And I learned an important fact – that while I had a great time, cruises aren’t for me. Biloxi, MS, Cozumel, and Louisiville, KY were all new for me. A really cool first – meeting JR Ward.
I had my first taste of Thai food. Jumped into the online dating scene with more disastrous dates than possible until I decided I was finished with it all, but went out on one last date – which turned out to be ah-mazing. Yeah. That amazing. 😀
I also had my first author retreat. That week was a fabulous time to spend with some of my favorite people, relax, recharge, and talk about all things books. I definitely need to attend another one of these.
Sadly, I lost my father this summer. The family is still reeling from that, even now. It’s all the “firsts” that happen when we lose a loved one that’s particularly difficult. But we carry on, because we must.
Looking back, I can say it has been a good year. My 2018 word/intention was SHINE. I believe I’ve accomplished what I set out to do.
I think I definitely need more firsts, so I’m going to focus on that for 2019, but my word/intention or the new year is FEARLESS. It’s easy to get in a rut and remain there, but I’ve recently been shown what it’s like to take a few chances. While I still refuse to skydive (sorry, G), I want to be more fearless and experience more firsts.
Here’s books coming in 2019!
To see all of the books coming in 2019 and beyond go to my Coming Soon page!
Happy New Year, all! Here’s to a wonderful 2019!!!!