Happy New Year!

Hard to believe it's already 2014! I'm looking forward to another fun year of writing and reading. Here's what I'll be up to:

Writing Goals

  • Query my space opera, Rain Reader
  • Finish and edit Rain Reader #2
  • Complete a draft of one other novel (I've had several ideas swirling in my head for a while, so I've got to determine which one goes on paper next!)


Reading List

My TBR list grows like a group of rambunctious bunnies in springtime, but here's the start to it for this year:

  • The Fire Chronicle, Stephens
  • Skin Game, Dresden
  • Lady Thief, Gaughen
  • These Broken Stars, Kaufman and Spooner
  • Something by JR Ward (I've been told many times to read her series)
  • With Fire and Sword, Henrich Sienkiewicz
  • A Turn of Light, Cznedera
  • Shadow's Son, Sprunk
  • The Sparrow, Mary Doria
  • Blood Crown, Ali Cross
  • Cutlass, Ashley Nixon

Thoughts for the Year


One of my favorite new t-shirts from Christmas
and a great saying the whole year through!

I also saw this advice from author Sarah Rees Brennan over the holidays, and I LOVE it. I'm thinking of printing it to post on my writing space walls, because it's THAT important.

 Think of a book special to you, and how much bleaker and poorer your life would be if that one writer had not existed—if that one writer had not, a hundred times or a thousand, made the choice to write.

You’re going to be that one writer, one day, for somebody you may never meet. Nobody can write that book you’re going to write—that book that will light up and change up a life—but you.

What are YOUR goals, plans and hopes for 2014?


  1. Great words from Sarah Rees Brennan, I may just have to keep them somewhere as a reminder for myself :-)

  2. you better query Rain Reader!!! That story is flippin' awesome!!!

    Here's to a fantastic 2014 :)

  3. I loved The Sparrow and good luck querying!

  4. Heather - That's my plan too!

    Kelley - Thanks! I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. :)

    Mshatch - The Sparrow comes to me highly recommended, so I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the well wishes.

  5. love that advice!
    and yay, cutlass! ashley is very creative & spunky!

    happy new year & wishes of success!