This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Carrie Elks asks:
Spring is all about rebirth, and I always think it's a much better time to make resolutions than at New Year. With that in mind, if you were to make any new resolutions what would they be? They don't have to be writing - related!
It’s perfect timing for Carrie to be posting our topic this week, as she has a new release coming this Thursday! It’s Canada Square, the third in her Love in London series (but makes a great stand alone read as well – I should know, I read it). Be sure to come back to visit my blog this Thursday, April 7, as Carrie will be visiting.
Now on to today’s topic:
I agree with Carrie. Spring is a better time to make resolutions than January 1st. In Northern BC, January 1 is one of the darkest days of the year and winter has such a grip that I will make any promises to myself just to get out of the doldrums. But in springtime, I am much more cheerful, so my goals are more reasonable.
Resolution #1: Go for more walks
Like many people, my main resolution is to be more active. We are planning on get a dog soon, to replace our old Labrador mix who passed away more than two years ago. I love to go for walks with a dog – they are always so interested in everything and are great examples for living in the moment.
Resolution #2: Get outside more
See, this is definitely one resolution I wouldn’t make in the winter! I love to write outside, but beyond that, I enjoy puttering in my garden, camping, swimming, fishing and more.
Resolution #3: Promote myself as an author better
I am still a little shy about telling people I write books. But now I’ve got three available (so excited for people to read When Time Falls Still, which released yesterday!) and I feel like I have something substantial to share. Many people only right one book, but I’ve built my credibility with three published, a fourth on the way this fall, and a fifth in the editing process. Writing novels is no longer something I’m trying to do – it IS something I DO, and want to keep on doing. So it’s time to take the cover off my light and shine!
Next up on the hop is Gemma Brocato. What springtime resolutions will she be making?