It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by, but here we are in 2015. This is going to be a year of revising for me, as I created a lot of first drafts in 2014.

A friend recently asked me if I had any New Year’s resolutions in place, and I usually don’t—I prefer to set measurable goals for the year. But one thing I want to do is spend less time thinking and more time living. I’m a very cerebral person, and it’s easy to get lost in my own thoughts, forgetting to get outside of my head and jump into my life.

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I’d like to volunteer in my community more, to refresh my spiritual practice, to start submitting stories for publication, to try new things like geocaching or ballroom dancing, start a regular practice of yoga, tai chi, or meditation…Well, the point is there are a lot of things I want to do, and I’m hoping 2015 will be a year of action, of moving forward and really engaging the world.

And now, here’s my list of goals for the first round of ROW80. Happy New Year!

Writing goals

1.) Clean up “Stolen by Magic” and send to critique partners.

2.) Revise “Stolen by Magic” (Cabot Sisters book one).

3.) Revise “Called by Magic” (Cabot Sisters book two).

4.) Write another short story or novelette.

5.) Revise “Good Old-Fashioned Magic” and write query letter and synopsis.

6.) Read two books on the craft/business of writing.

Social media goals

1.) Check in on Twitter or Facebook daily.

2.) Blog twice a week.

3.) Comment on three-five blog posts daily, Monday-Thursday.

Life goals

1.) Do yoga or tai chi or meditate three times per week.

2.) Do something related to volunteer work or spiritual practice at least once a week.

3.) Do morning pages in journal Monday-Friday.


A Round of Words in 80 Days, founded by author Kait Nolan, is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. It’s also a blog hop! Click here to see other participants’ goals for the current round.

What about you? Do you have a New Year’s resolution this year? What do you want to add to your life in the coming year?