Thursday, January 8, 2015

Making plans for 2015 (or: What's the best that can happen?)

Happy 2015, all! Of course the new year is well underway, I know. I'm just a bit of a slow starter, especially after the holidays. Blame it on the food and the cold weather.

This year, I don't have much in the way of resolutions. Instead, I have plans: stuff that I want to accomplish, and I've created a to-do list to go with. None of this vague business.

I plan to write more--I'm tinkering with both YA and MG concepts. I have an idea for a short story I plan to write. I plan to walk my new puppy (when it's not snowing). And I plan to get together with my Colorado writer friends a bit more. Oh, and I plan to blog on Thursdays.

At a recent author school visit at nearby Discovery Canyon Campus middle school, I saw this on a pin board. I like the positive sentiment, so I thought I'd share it here.

I hope you have a great 2015!


  1. I love that attitude toward the new year: What's the best that can happen?

    May need to share that with my students!

  2. I always tell my kids when they're afraid to do something, "What's the worst that can happen?" I like this motto so much better :-)

  3. Great motto! So important to be positive. :) Also- your plans for 2015 sound excellent. I just wrote down my writing goals this week. They aren't anything crazy and could be summed up with write more, but I am glad I put them down. It helps me to stay focused!

    Best of luck in 2015.

  4. Fleur, that's a tricky little motto. Since I'm not used to it, I'm wondering how to answer it! Still, it's always better than the "worst" motto. I hope you have a wonderful year too.

  5. That's exactly my approach to 2015, Jess :-)

    Prashant: I hope you have a great 2015!

  6. Love it! Especially the part about getting together with your writer buddies more often.

  7. It's amazing how months can go by, and you keep meaning to get together with friends... I hope to do better at making it so in 2015 :-)


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