Like a lot of you, I’m ready to see the back of 2018. Sure, I had some great moments—buying a house, releasing a new novella and my first M/F story, taking some great trips, visiting with awesome friends—but overall, 2018 was one dumpster fire after another. I’m already side-eyeing 2019: you better behave yourself.
I had a list of things I wanted to do in 2018, but as it turned out, life had ideas of its own. I did get some things marked off the list. I bought a house and moved me and my parents into it. I upped the percentage of income I’m putting toward retirement. I paid off some debt. I attended three romance conferences (Spring Fling, RT, and RWA) and presented panels at two of them. I oversaw the Daily Dragon for Dragon Con. I submitted a partial and got a full request.
But some other things had to fall by the wayside. I didn’t finish the novel I wanted to finish (though I’m closing in on THE END). I cancelled two trips because I ran out of time. We still aren’t unpacked. So some things are definitely carrying over to the new year.
I’m not writing out a long list of resolutions or whatever this year. I just have a few goals:
- Finish the novel that’s nearly done and submit the final.
- Finish unpacking and getting settled into the new house.
- Go to NECRWA and RWA.
- Do the Dragon Con thing again.
- Get into better writing habits in general.
- Move more. I spent wayyyyy too much time sitting in front of a computer.
There we go: short and sweet. Looking forward to a better year in 2019 for everyone!