Resolutions for 2020

Not going to lie. I wasn’t sure about posting resolutions — mostly because I haven’t done so in quite some time. With PTSD and depression ruling much of my life these past couple years, the concept of goals seemed too intangible to consider putting any thought into. 

But here we are, the start of a new year, a new decade, and I’m ready to start moving forward and creating a life that is my own. 

Writing Resolutions: 

  • complete the newest revision of current manuscript (Aeons: Book 1) to send back out into the query trenches
  • draft short story for creature anthology to submit to editor
  • begin adult revision of Aeons: Book 2
  • begin drafting non-Aeon novel

Professional Resolutions:

  • begin classes to complete degree
  • post to blog more consistently 
  • be more active on social media

Personal Resolutions: 

  • get back into weight lifting
  • establish more healthy habits
  • post (at least) 3 singing videos

Really, what this all comes down to is me trying to hold more space to love myself this year. So here’s to a year of self-love, growth and acceptance. 

Cheers, everyone!
– Bree

2016: A Year For Moving Forward

I guess it’s that time again, for that obligatory post on New Years Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I am not above creating my own resolutions. After all, I am, at my core, a goal-oriented person. But I think there’s something very flawed about the idea of only self-reflecting on what we want out of life once a year.

But for shits and giggles, here’s my post from last year on the resolutions I had for myself. 2015 RESOLUTIONS!

Overall, I did a decent job at my resolutions for 2015. The only place I got tripped up was beginning to query. I’m not upset about this one because I had a lot of learning to do as a wordsmith in order to get GUARDED polished and ready to go.

The good news: I now have the skills to write a seemingly enjoyable book. The bad news: I had an epiphany about a week ago that ended in me adding a second POV to my book. So before I can polish and send this manuscript off, I need to rewrite four chapters in the new POV, as well as draft 13 additional new chapters.

It’s going to be a lot of work, but if the changes I’ve seen so far are any indication, GUARDED’s going to be far better for it. If it’s not, well, I’ll pry be back here for 2017 Resolutions, spouting about some new problem I’m having with the same book.

::head:desk::

Moving on…

I did read more! Granted that wasn’t hard to do given my measly tally of six books for 2014. In 2015, I read a grand total of 26 books. For books new to me, I read one fantasy, 16 YA fantasy, four YA contemporary, and two nonfiction. I also reread the Song of the Lioness Quartet because tis my favorite.

So while I do have plenty of goals lined up for 2016, the two I’m actually going to list and focus on are:

  1. Finish GUARDED and begin the querying process. The query’s done and set and vetted. Now I just need to get those additional chapters written and the rewrites done then I can send the MS off to slaughter. WOOT!
  2. I have vowed on Goodreads to read 50 books this year, so that’s the goal. Side note: should probably learn to use Goodreads properly…

A lot happened for me in 2015, some good that I was sure to share here on the blog, some not so good that I kept to myself. I’m looking forward to 2016 hopefully being better than last year. I’ve got a lot planned for the blog, and I can’t wait to share all of it with you!

Happy New Years, Everyone! And happy writing!