Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

It's the time of year to make New Year resolutions.  My list is short, because I want to preserve the possibility I can actually accomplish them.

1.  Query my first book, Not a Mother -- I hope to accomplish this goal by February or March.

2.  Seems like a must-have on all resolution lists -- lose weight.  I want to get back to my weight in 2012 when I got laid off.  I'm a stress eater and I ate a lot and gained back a lot of the weight I'd lost in 2011.

What about you?  Did you make any resolutions?  Or are you playing it safe and not making any this year?  And how often do you actually accomplish them?


  1. Don't waste your time querying, self publish.

    I'm also an attorney and run a blog about self-publishing called The Passive Voice -

    Their are a million reasons to self-publish and I think each of them is mentioned at least one time.

  2. I disagree with David. A good agent is worth their weight in gold. I have so many friends who self-published and are now trying to figure out how they can get their books traditionally published with agents. Normally, you can't.

    Why give up before you start?

    Anyway, back to goals.

    I'm querying my epic fantasy and working on two new books. I usually have more than one book going in case the boys in the back need to clear some trash off the road. I work on the other project and then, voila, it hits me, OK, that's what happens next or that's how I solve that problem.

    Losing weight is high on the list.

    Getting my house organized and fixed up after this move.

    This is the year Far Rider sells. I feel it in my bones.

    1. Right now I'm definitely wanting to try for an agent, but there are quite a few members of my local support group who self-publish, or who are in the process of, or finally did, get their rights back, and they say they are glad for it. So I'm keeping my options open, but still leaning heavily toward trying for an agent.

      Thanks for your comment!

    2. I don't write fantasy, epic or otherwise, but I wish you good luck with Far Rider this year!