2020 – Happy New Year

For years I would do New Year’s Resolution. About February they were dust in the wind. Then my friend gave me a Wishing Pot. Each New Year’s Eve I sit down and open it up and read what my wishes were for the year. Some come true, some don’t, and some happened that weren’t in the Wishing Pot at all.

wish pot

Another year, another opening of the Wishing Pot. What did I accomplish? What did I forget? What did I not write down but I did anyway?

What will I put in there for next New Year’s Eve? What are my hopes and dreams for 2020?

 

1 writing-related, 1 health-related, and 1 personal. It is funny how I won’t think about those wishes until it is time to check them next New Year’s Eve. Happy wishes to everyone for 2020 to be all you want and need it to be.

What is your wish for 2020?

and how did it become 2020???!!!


Jill James, romance writer

2019 – Happy New Year

For years I would do New Year’s Resolution. About February they were dust in the wind. Then my friend gave me a Wishing Pot. Each New Year’s Eve I sit down and open it up and read what my wishes were for the year. Some come true, some don’t, and some happened that weren’t in the Wishing Pot at all.

wish pot

This past New Year’s Eve I got my wish pot off the shelf and opened it up. Imagine my disappointment to find no wishes inside. The wish pot had still been packed away last New Year’s Eve after the move to our new house and it was months later that my office was finally in order and the little pot on a shelf.

 

 

But, now it has new wishes for this coming year. 1 writing-related, 1 health-related, and 1 personal. It is funny how I won’t think about those wishes until it is time to check them next New Year’s Eve. Happy wishes to everyone for 2019 to be all you want and need it to be.

What is your wish for 2019?


Jill James, romance writer

2016 – Happy New Year

For years I would do New Year’s Resolution. About February they were dust in the wind. Then my friend gave me a Wishing Pot. Each New Year’s Eve I sit down and open it up and read what my wishes were for the year. Some come true, some don’t, and some happened that weren’t in the Wishing Pot. Each New Year’s Eve I sit down and wish for some new things. Some come true, some don’t, and some happen that I didn’t put in the Wishing Pot.

wish pot

What is your wish for 2016?


I’m wishing for more butt in chair time to put out more books in 2016. I’m wishing to continue my new lifestyle choices of portion control and some exercise every day. I’m wishing for happiness and healthfulness for me and my family.

Best Intentions

 

woman_runningIf you are like me, you start everything with the best intentions. Nothing shows this more than my attempt every New Year’s Day to eat better, exercise more, get in shape this year. By the time February rolls around I’m off the wagon and upset with myself. This year will be different.

Why, you may ask? Because this year the husband is making the vow too. After years of being skinny and his medical tests coming back great, this past year, not so much. So now, he is determined that we will eat better, exercise more, and push each other to take care of themselves.

For the first time in many years I feel like I can make some resolutions for the coming year, because I have a partner to share the hard road with me.

Onward and upward!

Just like resolutions for eating and exercising I’m also resolving to put myself out there. To step boldly out of my comfort zone. With that in mind:

LoveintheTimeofZombies smallMonday, January 12th, I will be interviewed on BlogTalkRadio about my new release, Love in the Time of Zombies. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hummingbirdplace

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Saturday, January 24th, I will be on a speaker panel at the Silicon Valley RWA Meeting, talking about self-publishing. http://www.svrwa.com/meetings/future-meetings#jan2015

Jumping into 2015 with both feet! Splash!!

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance with a dash of urban fantasy.

New Year’s Resolutions: Help or Hype

Everyone makes them. Most of us break them. I usually last until February. Now I’m in to setting goals. I’m aiming for 250,000 words written this year. If I produce the stories I want I will have that goal. We shall see!

If you are more into losing weight, more exercise, or breaking bad habits, check out these helpful aids:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/31/seven-apps-that-will-keep-your-new-years-resolutions-alive/

Jill James, author of contemporary and paranormal romance

Happy New Year of 2013!

Where Did The Year Go?

It will be December this week. Where did the year go? Lots of people do New Year’s Resolutions this time of year. I do them sometimes, but most times they don’t last beyond February. LOL

I actually like to look back and see what I accomplished this year. 2010 has been very, very good to me. I signed a publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press. At the beginning of the year, my goal was to put myself out there. I did this. I sent query letters, I sent my writing out into the world, I posted on numerous more blogs, I accepted opportunities when they arrived. I did guest blogs, I agreed to a group blog with my RWA chapter, I put myself into cyber space to find other authors, promo opportunities, and how to navigate the world of e-publishing.

It has been a great adventure and I’m really looking forward to 2011 when my book will be real and in my hands (or on my eReader, as the case may be.) I’m looking forward to hearing people have bought it and enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

What did you accomplish this year? What event are you most proud of?  Jill James