2014 was a quiet year on the blog front. I had been busy working, writing, and waiting–I rewrote A MAGIC DARK & BRIGHT in its entirety and began querying. I started writing three new books, worked on over a dozen interior layouts for Spencer Hill, designed 4 book covers for various clients, three websites, and bookmarks and postcards and bookplates. I entered contests and rewrote AMD&B again. I made the decision to self-publish and dove head-first into revisions and marketing plans and learning as much as I could about the world of indie publishing.
2014 was pretty awesome. But I have the feeling that 2015 is going to be even better! I have BIG plans. If my word of 2014 was bravery, my word for 2015 is focus. I don’t know exactly what the next few months have in store for me–but I know I’ll be busy.
I need to be able to shut out all of the noise around me–be it from social media or just old-fashioned distractions and time-wasting procrastination–and get to work. I also want to be more present in my everyday, offline life–this means I’ll actually (GASP SHOCK) put my phone away and enjoy the people and experiences right in front of me.
I have a lot on my plate this year– I want to publish two books and finish at least two more, all on top of my full-time job and my freelance work and you know…being a functioning human being. I don’t want to burn out. I can’t afford to burn out. So hopefully by committing myself to this one word–focus–I’ll be able cross off every line on my goal list.
Do you have a word for 2015? I’d love to hear it!