I don’t even know if my title makes sense and I don’t feel like Googling it right now, so I won’t. To clear up any confusion, let me tell you what I mean. 🙂 🙂
It’s the time of year when everyone seems to be setting goals and striving to meet them. Many of us are thinking up some fantastic New Year’s Resolutions to boost our spirits and light a fire under our asses. Lucky for me, I started my goal of eating healthier last month and so I can strike that from my list of unsuccessful New Year’s Resolutions.
Pop is the Devil. << no really, it is.
Can you believe I lost five pounds just from cutting Diet-Pepsi out of my diet?! I was stunned. Best part is that I still drink pop! I only limit my consumption and drink regular pop instead. Yes! You heard me right! I’m drinking full-flavoured Pepsi and still lost the weight. I’m happier for it too. Pop seems to drain you and I just started thinking about all the chemicals I was dumping into my body on a daily basis and thought why not exchange it for a glass of water and see what happens. Of course, I have also swapped it for 1% chocolate milk (lactose free – because yes, I’m lactose intolerant but absolutely love milk) and lemonade.
New Year’s Resolutions
I received my blog’s annual report and needless to say, I wasn’t completely satisfied with what I read. You reap what you sow. Admittedly, I haven’t been present in the ways I know I should. Slap my hand. Bad Christa! But I do have a lot going on in my life and blogging didn’t make it onto the list of important things to do. Still, I wish I would devote more time to it and I refuse to make it a New Year’s Resolution, because then I know I’m dooming myself to failure. Instead, it’s my non-resolution. 😉
^^^ See what I did there? To blog more will be a goal of mine, whether set today or in a month from now. I won’t fail at it, because this time I plan to actually see it through. When I first wrote Twisted (my debut novel), which is almost five books ago now, I was a dedicated blogger. I blabbed about my writing process, the emotions I was experiencing and how it affected everything in my real life and my fictional one. I would blog about anything and everything to do with my book, because let’s face it, it made me happy to do so. I loved my characters and so I talked about them. I didn’t care if I started out with a measely 15 followers. Those 15 followers actually read and interacted with me regularly…imagine that!!
Now, my followers are in the hundreds and I even have a great many people who follow me by email, which means they’ve gotten nothing in exchange for signing up except for the gift of my words on this blog.
My fellow bloggers might be thinking that I’ve run out of things to say, maybe I don’t care to share my opinions, or don’t show the same admiration for my new work as I once did. That’s just not true!
Water it and it will grow!
I’ve grown so much since I quit blogging regularly! As a writer now, compared to what I was when I indie published Twisted, I feel like a new woman. My writing skills have developed into something amazing. I’ve been playing with tenses, perspectives, personalities and professionals. Now what you get is what I’ve found to be not only the most marketable story, but the best one I can put forward. When I read my last two books, Finding Destiny and Twisted Desire, I get giddy. I snicker and I smirk and I get emotional. I also find a typo that I want to strangle, but overall I am VERY happy with the final product.
What I’m trying to say is, please stick with me in these next few months. I promise you won’t be disappointed. For those of you who have stuck with me for the long haul, thank you. HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! ❤ ❤ I wish you all the best in the year 2015! Let’s make it a good one.