Tag: 2020

My Writing Projects for 2020

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One thing I have yet to talk about on here, surprisingly, is what is on my agenda with my writing. In fact, I haven’t talked much about writing at all!
Which you would think would be strange coming from a writer. But I also absolutely love to help others find their way. So there’s that too. I can often get focused a little too hard on one thing, forgetting about the rest. Well, not forgetting, cause I write daily just about, but I haven’t blogged about it yet. Too caught up with other things! To all the readers out there, my sincerest apologies.

I have a lot of writing projects ahead of me this year if you count all the blog posts, articles, etc. But currently, I plan to publish 6 books this year. And I’m not counting any client work, just my own personal projects in this post – client work is its own list of projects! All 6 books will fall into two book series, The Portal Series and The Revelations Universe. Unless something changes, of course. I have many, many other book-length projects to work on – but I need to start somewhere (and actually finish) so I’m narrowing my focus a bit.

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Upcoming Titles (Subject To Change)

  • Meg’s Story – Book 0.5 of The Portal Series
  • The Emperor’s Bride – Book 1 of The Portal Series
  • The Werewolf Queen – Book 2 of The Portal Series
  • The Rapture – Book 1 of The Revelations Universe
  • Locust Loving – Book 2 of The Revelations Universe

The 6th book I’m not sure of yet, but it will be in one of those two series. There’s a book that goes in between The Emperor’s Bride and The Werewolf Queen that I could do, or I could do another Revelations book. Maybe if things work out this year, I can do both and finish one ahead. These particular ones already have ideas or have been started/worked on, or some progress has been made in some fashion.

(Thinking out loud) Probably should do book 1.5 of The Portal Series, since it is a fairly linear series – even though the .5 books are more “extras.” We’ll see. Revelations Universe is completely nonlinear, which is why it is a universe rather than have series at the end of it. Either way, none of these books are going to get out if I don’t write them, and stop worrying so much over what book to do when! I feel that the 6th book or whatever will make itself known as progress is steadily being made, and some of these books get out there into the wild.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

I have more photo books to put out too, but that’s not writing, so not much more than an aside in this post.

Trust me when I say that I have a LOT planned for 2020. Not only large writing projects but more variety in blog posts as well, as well as other things for the blog. I am the Idea Queen – I just often lack the time to get everything finished when I want them to be finished. I probably actually have more ideas than I have lifespan left, but that isn’t going to stop me from trying as many of them as I can. So look for that in the coming year.

What are your major projects for the year? Have you started already or is something holding you back?

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Happy New Year!

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Welcome, 2020! We greet you with joy – or at least I do. 2019 didn’t seem to be a good year for many, at least on my social media. But right now, we have that moment of hope, before routine and daily living turn us back into mindless drones…the birth of 2020.

There’s nothing quite like the birth of a new year – it’s almost like all of humanity holds its breath in excitement and awe, filled with hope for what the year will bring. Generally, that lasts until the first Monday after the new year, then it’s back to the same ole same.

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Happy New Year! We get excited, we plan, we hope – then come Monday, we give up. Why is that? Why do we not hold on to the good feelings, and instead succumb to the usual apathy? Because apathy is comfortable, we’re familiar with it – feeling good for too long makes us uncomfortable. Feeling numb is comfortable, familiar and unchallenging – it doesn’t make us want things we think we can’t have. Hope makes us want to be better – better people, better selves. It tells our excuses where they can stick it – and reasons are just excuses in disguise, no matter how valid they may be.

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This year can be different. Embrace being uncomfortable in 2020 and make your resolutions or goals stick. Inertia is what is holding you back, but once you start, you will build momentum – and it’s hard to stop something once it gets moving. All you have to do is keep moving, even if it’s only 5 minutes a day…it all adds up. An object in motion (that’s you) will stay in motion – but an object at rest (you again) will stay at rest. 

Which do you want to be in 2020? Happy New Year!

2019 In Review and Looking Forward To 2020

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It’s time to wrap up the year, and 2019 was one hell of a year. Mostly filled to the brim with bullshit, but hey, what’s the end of a decade for? Thank the gods that it is over!

Did Anything Go Right In 2019?

I got a new furnace. Otherwise, no – and the man is sticking it to us even now, just before the end of the year. The boyfriend has lost his food stamps and medical, for no known reason – and I’m down to $16 a month currently, for some unknown reason. And with no phone, can’t find out why and maybe fix it just yet. Always something this year to make life a little more challenging – but hey, definitely incentive to get the fuck off the state.

They really are more trouble then they are worth.

You end up jumping through more hoops than a normal person would expect, after laying down any sort of dignity you had left. Then you are beholden to them as they dole out some measly amount that you can just barely maybe survive on…but can change on a whim. And woe to the person that doesn’t follow the 400 million rules there are to these “benefits!” Never mind the fact that no one knows 1% of them, never mind ALL of them – and most of them you swear are made up literally on the spot.

Did I mention that you are treated like literal dirt this whole time? How dare you *gasp* need help?!

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2010 – 2019

Honestly, not a good decade for me – at all! Lots of loss in the beginning – lost my mother in Oct of 2010. My daughter was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in Jan 2011. Literally one thing after the other happened in this decade – it was a very turbulent decade. I became disabled in 2010, though I didn’t actually receive benefits till 2015. I will be very glad to see the backside of this decade, that is for sure.

I don’t think I met any of my goals at all in this decade, other than staying alive. Which is all I really can say I did. Which is actually quite the accomplishment, considering there were many a time where I was pretty sure life was trying to kill me.

Looking Forward To 2020

Fortunately, 2019 is almost behind us. And before us, all the glory that is 2020 and a new decade wrapped up in one. I have high hopes for this year, and this decade, that’s for sure. I’m not entirely sure it could be any worse than the one I just left. Really hoping to do some living and not just surviving, that’s for sure – I’m not getting any younger. Kiddo is going to be graduating high school soon – I’m running out of time quite literally.

In 2020 I am focusing on my most important value: Freedom. Without that one value, nothing else really matters all that much to me. And I’m finding already that freedom means much more than face value! I’m digging into some limiting beliefs, soul searching, doing lots of inner work – while also focusing on the obvious financial and other external definitions as well. This may carry me through the entire decade, we shall see.

Making more money is definitely one of my goals. But beyond that, I’m actually putting the time and effort into becoming financially stable with what I have right now. Yes, that means a budget – and so far, no one is happy with it but me. My boyfriend is the least happy. He’s already trying to change my mind and manipulate things to his liking, but so far, I’m holding strong. He’s even threatened not to do anything around the house! Which hey, is fine by me – do nothing, and I don’t have to give you an allowance at all. That’s money I can put elsewhere.

I have a lot of goals for the coming year, and with them, several new habits need to be instilled into me. A lot of people forget that habits make up goals and that to make goals easier, you need to come up with and get new habits. I’m about as prepared for 2020 as I can get, though I still have some planning to do to ensure that everything I can think of is covered. Of course, it’s a living document – I’ll be adding as time goes on and removing as things get accomplished.

What are your plans for 2020? Are you happy or sad that 2019 is leaving us?

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