New Years Resolutions

We set them every year—sometimes we fail, sometimes we concur—but either way we go into the new year with the hope for something magical to happen. This year will be the year that things will turn around. This year will be the year that we’ll eat more healthy, exercise more, be a kinder gentler version of ourselves.

I, like most, have set my sights on amazing things for 2019. After a year of growth—and finding the determination within myself to say, “frack it all, I’m gonna do it!”—I find myself at the beginning of the new year with a laundry list of things I want to accomplish. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that my 30th birthday was kind of a turning point for me. It was the moment I decided to screw the doubts and go for it.

So, here we are. My resolutions are as follows…

Now, what the what does that all mean?

Haha!

Firstly it means getting my debut novel, which I wrote back in July for Camp Nano, published! I have had so much enthusiasm for that world, and those characters on social media that I just knew that The Girl in the Clockwork Tower was going to be the novel that finally stuck. (if you want more depth about this project, I’d love to give it to you, just like this post!)

Next up I need to get Clockwork Hunt (the second book in the series) ready to be seen by publishers as well. Then either for Camp nano or NaNoWriMo ’19 I plan to write Clockwork Rose which is the third novel in the series.

My other goals include doing a little bit of art every day and growing my small business.

For those of you not following along at home, I started doing art again about two years ago?-ish, and have enjoyed growing as an artist. This year I’d like to kick that up a notch by doing art every day, not just when I felt like it so I can continue to grow! So be on the lookout for more art pieces on my social media feeds.

Then, of course, there is my business, LitNerd, that I’d like to double. By double I mean hit up more art/craft/vendor markets, bring in more sales, and add to the plethora of designs I already have available. This past year I more than doubled it, which was amazing, but I’d like to continue that momentum.

And so I begin 2019 with a roar! Anybody else just the teensy bit terrified?

Good! Fear is good!

Here’s to a year full of growth!

Lou

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