It’s here. The new year is finally here, my friends. 2022. Oh, my goodness. I realized I wrote 2021 instead of 2022, hah! Don’t need that anymore. I’ve written this blog post several times now. And I still don’t know what to say for this blog post. I’ve been struggling with what I should write about for the first blog post of the year as if it were some kind of moral obligation for the author and reader communities.

Mentally, I’m tapped out but I’m starting fresh for the new year. There is so much I’m after.

Yes, it’s 5:15 PM when writing this blog post but I got the Keurig brewing that classic Breakfast Blend Medium Roast. Delicious.

First sip, here we go. Review: delicious, burnt my tongue, worth it.

How was your Christmas? I hope it was as everything you hoped for.

I didn’t get to read as much as I had hoped in 2021. There was just too much going on I couldn’t focus much on the little things that made me happy. An escape was all around me yet out of reach. This wasn’t all bad, though. It forced a kind perspective, putting more focus on being more present with my daughter. She is in a stage of discovery where everything is mind-blowing for her so it makes sense I be a part of that as much as I can. Right?

For 2022, though, I am setting my minimum at twenty-five books. If I’m going to take myself more seriously as an author, my TBR list must fill up quickly. And often. Mostly I’ll be reading middle-grade and younger genre’s as that’s where I’d like to make the most impact. And even if I only self-publish this year, that’s all that matters. A book is out there. It’s done. I completed something.

Tonight, I’ll be writing a short story for a small publishing house currently looking for submissions. At least, that’s what I’m telling myself right now. It remains to be seen, haha.

Do you have any new years resolutions?

Any new goals?

Let me know in the comments!

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