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Happy Belated New Year!

Welcome to 2023! Yes, yes, I know I’m a little late to this party, but if you’ll remember from  my last blog post in mid-December, I slipped on some snow, fell, and broke both of my wrists. My arms are still in casts, so this post is going to be short, I’m afraid—it hurts to type for too long. But I did want you to know that I haven’t forgotten about you and while I sit here with my arms resting on ice-packs, I’m mentally compiling a list of blogs to write this coming year.

Every year, at the start of the year, I do two things: I write a list of three goals, three hopes, and three dreams (goals being something that is achievable, hopes are something that take more effort to achieve, and dreams are things that are pie-in-the sky sorts of things); and I choose a word for the year.

This year my goals include writing three books and a novella, doing better with marketing and getting reviews for my  books, and a personal item. My hopes are to sell more books than I did last year, gain more coaching clients, and another person thing. And my dreams include making top lists at Amazon (as of right now, the USA Today list is defunct, sadly).

My word for this year is Organize. Last year I moved six times (the first time from Kyiv to Vienna and then from apartment to apartment within that city). All that moving unsurprisingly created a lot of chaos—physically and emotionally—which impacted my life and my work. This coming year I plan on moving once—from Vienna back to the US, which I’ll do in the Spring. After that, I hope to stay put for quite a long while. So, 2023, I’m hoping, will be a year of calm… boredom, even. I hope to take advantage of that to reorganize my life and get my work well organized, too.

So, what about you, dear friends? Do you make a list of goals, hopes, and dreams? Do you have a word for the year? I’d be honored if you’d share.

Merry
 

Meredith Bond is an award-winning author of a series of traditionally published Regency romances and indie-published paranormal romances. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith’s heart belongs to her husband and two children. Meredith’s second favorite pastime is teaching others to write.

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