Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Out with the old, and in with ... what?

It's that time of year. Resolution time.

For years, I've chosen a "Word of the Year", one word that sums up what I want to learn or do or aspire to in the coming year. This year was "Accepting": there are some things you just can't change, so I needed to learn to gracefully accept them. Previous years have an "Explore" and "Experiment" and "Vibrant".

Choosing a word helps me focus on my goals for the upcoming year. In 2015, for the first time in 7 years, I won't have a book coming out. I have 6 books written and will be looking for a publisher for that series. Plus I have 20+ books on my back list, so I'll be promoting those.

That led me to my word of the year. I need to focus on promotion in 2015, and I dread the P thing. So what word might help me get through the year, might help me learn and (maybe) enjoy the P thing?

I'm still kicking around ideas, but "Enthusiastic" and "Energetic" and "Optimistic" come to mind. I'll decide for sure tomorrow, so stay tuned for next year -- you may see a change in my posts here.

Have a happy (and safe) kickoff to the new year -- I'll see you in 2015!

J L Wilson
Mystery, romance, and reincarnation


Jannine Gallant said...

I like this idea, JL. Energetic would be my choice. Like the pink bunny, I'd like to keep on going and going and going...

Margo Hoornstra said...

I like it too. Anything but the P word. Optimistic is good.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Happy New Year, JL. Whatever word you pick, you'll make it happen, I'm sure of it!

glenys said...

persistent - another'p' word but it seems very necessary in promotion (not mmy favorite thing, either - brings me out in a cold sweat..). Love your idea of a one word 'theme' for the year, though, instead of a long list of easily forgotten resolutions :-)