Happy New Year and Happy 2023!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Hello lovelies!

Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2023 is starting off well for you. Today, I'm going to talk about my plans for the year. There's a little bit to get to, but let's go!


Since I didn't get the chance to publish it last year, I want to write and publish Somebody to Adore, the second book in the Star Struck series. I have ideas for more books in the series, but I haven't decided when I'll be writing those. I initially wanted to write a third book, but I don't want to force anything.

I've learned these last few years that sometimes I need to go with the flow when it comes to writing. As much as I want to complete a series of books, I also want to focus on the stories that are inspiring me in the moment. If it is the next book in a series, great. If not, cool. Writing should be fun and not something that authors force themselves to do.

Also, deadlines are difficult for me. The pressure of finishing something by a certain date gets to me and can often make me anxious and stress me out. So, instead of making any promises for when to expect my books, I'm going to wing it and aim to publish at least 2 books. I may publish more than that, but we'll see how it goes.


Outside of writing, I've got some ambitions for the new year. I'll be renewing my Goodreads Reading Challenge again with 27 books. I also want to complete my 2022 crochet temperature blanket as well as other artsy projects. I'm also going to be healthier by eating better, exercising regularly, and aim to lose some weight to improve my overall health. I have some medical issues that stem partly from my weight, so I'd like to do what I can to make things better.

There are other things I'd like to do, but I'm keeping those to myself for now. *wink*

Last year, my word of the year was RESET. I does feel like in some ways I did reset certain aspects of my life. It took me some time to decide on my word of the year, but I finally settled on DETERMINATION. Why? Because I'm determined to accomplish all of my goals and make the best of my time in 2023.

Cheers to a Happy New Year!

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