If you were thinking I was posting about gifts I want for this holiday season, sorry. My list isn’t filled with ideas for unnecessary jewelry or tropical vacations or home improvements, although that last one should never be a gift, but a necessity!
No, my Christmas list is full of all the goals and others things I need to finish by December 31st of this year. Let me, ‘splain.
In January of every New Year, I sit down at my laptop and think of all the things I want to do/start/finish for that year. For example, in January 2015, my list included( but wasn’t limited to): lose the 40 pounds I’ve gained during menopause, finish book 4 of the MacQuire Women series, look for a new publisher. ByDecemberr 31 of 2015, of those 3 things, I had accomplished 2. I’m still working on the 40 pounds.
I’m still working on the 40 pounds. I needed to write that again so I don’t forget about it and start eating like a house on fire because, hey! it’s Christmas.
Before December 31st arrives this year, I still need to do the following:
- finish the 1st draft of book #3 in the Will Cook For Love Series
- work on my Baby Boomers powerpoint presentation for NHRWA and NECRWA
- Write 6 book proposals ( 2 for Will cook for love, books 4 and 5; and 4 for my new small town series)
- blog 3-4 times per week.
Okay, so the first 3 items are still in motion. Since I’ve been faithfully blogging 3-4 times per week, I can check that one off.
Now, add to it shopping for real presents for people, baking, attending parties, and doing all the regular life stuff like laundry, house cleaning, et al, and I have to admit I’ve been neglecting my list just a little.
Okay, A LOT.
I’ve got a week until Christmas and my shopping is pretty much done. My house is spitspot ( thanks, Mary Poppins for use of that word), and the laundry is getting done, so I can devote time, effort, blood sweat and very real tears to getting these 3 items complete.
Now I just have to write the list for 2017……
And there’s still time for you to get a very special gift for the Woman or Women ( not judging!!) in your life. My newest book, A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS is out and available in e-copy or print form. Here are the links: