LISTENING to a lot of Taylor Swift. I purchased her new album, 1989, and love it so much! Right now, Welcome to New York and Blank Space are my two favorites.
DRINKING herbal tea. My favorite is lemon herbal. When I get too busy, I make it from my Keurig. If I’m feeling a bit English, I will brew it from my teapot. The smell of lemon herbal tea is enticing.
MAKING changes in my daily work habits. I have to make the attempt to stay on schedule and not get side-tracked. I have a tendency to skip around in my To-Do list and then get frustrated at myself for only crossing out half of the items on my list.
WORKING daily to find the right literary agent. It is not easy to write a book manuscript. It is not easy to edit the manuscript either. It IS NOT easy to find a literary agent who likes my work. So until then, I continue to trudge onward and send out those query letters.
OBSESSED with Heidi Swapp’s new planner system. I guess I must be late to the party in the scrapbooking world with this one because it seems all of her binders and planning systems are sold out. I only have a few items from her collection, and wait impatiently for her binder to come out. I can’t wait to get my hands on it…for realz!
LOVING my dog Chip. He is a Ginger…part Chow Chow and part Labrador Retriever. He is seven years old now. He’s also my writing companion, sitting loyally by my desk when I write. He and I will enjoy 2015 together on our long walks.
THINKING about 2015 and the word Resolutions doesn’t quite fit with me this year. For some reason I just don’t feel like making them for 2015. Instead, I would like to make intentions. It sounds a lot better and if I fail at them I won’t beat myself up. One intention is to get healthy and fit. I’m already on the skinny side, but I’d like to work on cardio and toning my muscles a bit. Sitting at the desk for four-eight hours a day is unhealthy and especially if at long stretches in time.
ENJOYING the winter weather. Sure it’s cold outside, but where I live, there is no snow, but the cold is here. It’s currently 44 degrees as I write this post, but just two days ago, it was 19 degrees. I like that I don’t have to drive in the snow or shovel any off my sidewalk. I like that I can wear my thick coat from Zara and dress the part of winter.
FEELING satisfied with my writing style. When I go back and re-read my writing, I feel a sense of completion. I don’t know how to explain it, other than that I am happy when I read my work. I haven’t always felt that way with my writing before.
WONDERING what 2015 will bring to me? I am looking forward to new changes. New beginnings. Not looking back anymore. What about you?