Posted by: Judy | December 1, 2015

2015 Gift List December

How am I doing on my Gifts to myself? Otherwise known as New Year Resolutions or Goals. I like the idea of Gifts better.

1. Tarnished Knight published. I don’t have to do anything except advertise. Yes, January 11, 2015, or thereabouts.

2. Publish the paperback edition of my Holiday, USA anthology 2014. Signed up with CreateSpace at the start of January. 13 Feb.

3. Publish Faith’s Labor in eformat. 5 May.

4. Hunt for new authors I enjoy reading. Yes.

5. Maintain a gratitude jar. 29 November: This is not working. It was kind of silly now I think about it. I share gratitude and blessings on my blogs, every week, so it isn’t like I wasn’t already doing something in this direction. Blogs work better for me on this. 

6. Wings to Fly published in eformat and paperback. Again, I don’t have anything to do except advertise. Yes, 21 Feb.

7. Tarnished Knight in paperback. Also taken care of by my publisher. Yes.

8. Publish the paperback edition of my Holiday, USA anthology 2014. Yes, I posted this twice. It was huge, and I needed the push. 13 Feb.

9. Attend the Ren Faire. 21 Feb.

10. Keep a list of books read and create a favorite books list for the end of the year. So far so good.

11. Blurbs for my series for my publisher’s website. 1 Mar.

12. Article for my publisher to be featured on the blog the second week of March. 1 Mar.

13. Rough draft of Reluctant KnightDone.

14. Work on The Blessing BasketSaving for next year. Outline the next novella.

15. Plant comfrey seeds. 2 April, along with lavender and rosemary. A new Easter tradition that has little to do with food unless I’m adding herbs or other type of garden plant, like tomatoes. I’d like to do tomatoes next year. Sadly, my comfrey seeds never sprouted. The lavender was fried by the end of June. The rosemary is still alive. As of now, the lavender and rosemary are dead, though I’ll be planting new, and the comfrey seeds are growing!

16. Celebrate me being a good mother to me, per Darlene Ouimet:


17. Participate in conference. Done.

18. Turn in Reluctant Knight. Only by the grace of God. Done. Thanks God.

19. New novella. Just Friends

20. Work on self-care. I’m reworking my routines.

21. Participate in writing camp online. Done.

22. I’m going to participate in the Eowyn Challenge, again. I did this several years ago, when I was biking about 22 miles 2-3 days a week, and 10 miles the other 3 days a week (90-100 miles a week), along with walking and physical therapy. I took Sunday off. It can’t hurt. Chose to do the 200 minutes instead.

23. Study Grace. Read 40 Days of Grace.

24. Decide to like myself. I have a relationship with myself; it will work better if I like myself. ~ Inspired by Joyce Meyer Working on it.

25. Edit Reluctant KnightFirst and second round done.

26. Rough draft of Errant KnightWorking on it.

27. Study prayer. Read The Battle Plan for Prayer by the Kendrick Brothers.

28. Exercise 200 minutes a week, 30 minutes Monday thru Friday and 50 minutes on Saturday. So far so good.

29. New novella. Second-hand Samhain is in progress.

30. Final edit Reluctant KnightDone 16 November.

31. Publish Just FriendsDone 31 October.

31. Publish Second-hand Samhain. Not yet.

32. New novella, Christmas. Working on it.

33. It’s NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – 1,667 words every day or 50,000 words in one month. That should equal two novellas or one novella and a good start on the next novel. I’ve done it before. I can do it again. I’ll post my total word count at the end of the month. Didn’t do it. However, I did write about 15,000 words on novellas and a lot more in blogs.

34. Make it through Thanksgiving as truly a day of thanks rather than a day of simply avoiding drama. Success!


35. Read Scriptures every day.

36. Celebrate Christmas rather than dread the month.

37. Publish Christmas novella.

38. Reluctant Knight published. I don’t have to do anything except advertise. Yes, December 1, 2015.



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