Thursday, January 25, 2018

My New Year's Resolutions by A.M.Westerling

Well, this blog post will be an easy one – I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Oh, I have in the past, mostly to do with losing weight and exercising more but inevitably after the first few weeks, it all fell by the wayside, leaving me feeling guilty and a failure. I read somewhere once that making New Year’s resolutions is like a To-Do list for the first two weeks of the year and yes, that certainly was the case with me. 
 That doesn’t mean I’m not excited with each January 1 that comes (we won’t get into the fact it means I’m another year older!). The new year is a blank slate, mine to do with as I will. I have the same feelings when I start a new book - anticipation and enthusiasm mixed in with a bit of curiosity about the outcome. I say that because I'm more of a pantser than a plotter. 😊 

2018 on the writing front will be an exciting one for me – I will be attending my very first ever RWA National conference in Denver in July. This will be in addition to my usual workshops and meetings, all in an effort to improve my craft and understanding of the business of writing.

The Canadian Historical Brides Collection will be completed this year so that means I’ll be continuing with promotion for all the books, not just mine. I suppose you could call that a resolution of sorts and do keep an eye on my website home page, and Facebook and Twitter pages for information on author appearances. 

Finally, not a resolution but a fact – I will keep on writing! 


  1. It seems to me that fewer and fewer people are making New Year's resolutions!

    1. I agree! Besides, we don't need to wait for the start of a new year to make changes in our lives. :)