Hope for a New Year

I’m spending New Year’s Day doing what I do every other day of the year, which is writing and consuming too much coffee (and mom-ing, obviously). I don’t usually do the resolutions-thing because I always assume I’ll fail, anyway, but I do have a couple of goals for 2018…

1) Publish two books this year.

With two kids and so much work outside of writing, it takes me forever to finish a book. So, up until now, I’ve only ever been able to publish one book a year, but…considering how much I’ve already finished in The Assassins of Light and The Reign of Darkness—the final book of the Creatures of Darkness series (yes, I’ve already started it)—if everything goes smoothly, I should finish both of those in 2018. (I’ve also gotten quite a bit done on my side-project The Wildness Within. So, who knows? Maybe I’ll finish three books this year. 😳 …That’s obviously the coffee talking.) I’m really close to the end of first draft of The Assassins of Light, though. So, you can expect a release date announcement very soon. 😊

2) And…most importantly…make 2018 better than 2017.

2017 was a rough year for a lot of us, I think. It was a year that showed us the worst in people. Many of us experienced some of our worst periods of depression or struggled more with mental illness than ever before, but I believe we came out of it braver and stronger. 2017 reminded us how important it is to stand up for each other and fight for each other. It was a year that made us write and create harder and deeper than ever before. There was no time for apathy, no time for complacency. We either took a stand against evil, or we stood with it. So, even though 2017 broke me at times, I have a renewed hope for 2018. Because we’re not invisible anymore. We’re here. We’re together. And we’re going to fight for each other. ❤️

Happy New Year! I hope we all have a happy and wondrously creative year! ❤️

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