Our Romance Gems theme for January is “What's Next?” As authors, perhaps that means writing more or finishing the book of your heart. However, we are women, wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and grandparents, too. What’s next could mean something more personal. Tell me… What tops your To-Do List for 2020?
"I have two priorities for the New Year. Professionally, I really need to get back to a good writing habit. Even when I'm working, I've been inefficient and distracted. I'd like to concentrate on getting the last book of my series finally written. Personally, I'd like to make healthier eating choices and commit to doing some type of exercise daily. I saw a number I've never seen on my scale in the past few weeks and I'd like to trim back a bit." ~ Satin Russell
~ Kathleen Lawless
“For the last quarter of 2019, I’ve been a slug, sitting in front of the TV and nursing a head cold and then a case of pneumonia. I’ve also dealt with a couple of chronic illnesses that have become part of my life. I take more medicine now, and I’ve acquired some new “-ologists” in my local medical community. For 2020, I want to get back on track physically. I want to be more active, ride horses, volunteer with my charity Alley Cat Advocates, and finish writing my trilogy.” ~ Jan Scarbrough
~ Nancy Fraser
"For 2020 I hope to continue to eat with my health in mind. I've lost over 20 lbs and mean to maintain that loss. Walking helps. I also need to keep my focus and the daily practice of yoga helps with that. As for travel, we'll be taking 2 months in Portugal for a winter break. More about my writing plans for the new year will be posted on the blog! Please take a moment to follow me on BookBub. Thanks and happy 2020 to our readers!" ~ Bonnie Edwards
“In 2020, I plan to help my son -- who is a junior in high school -- figure out his plan for college. He wants to be an animator. The universities that support that have tough requirements, therefore, I'll be studying for the SAT with him. YIKES. Y'all say a prayer for my sanity.” ~ Kara O’Neal
~ Joan Reeves
“For 2020 I'm going all in - as my daughter Meg calls it - we're going for the GLOW. Refocused on eating lots of fruits and veggies and drinking water! Going back to the gym and getting ready to for the next 40 years of my life. Then on the author front - write great books, release great books - repeat. Attend Reader/Author events so that I can meet you! Happy New Year!” ~ Lucinda Race
“I have to finish up my story for Be My Heartwarming Valentine, the latest Christmas Town anthology and am working on a new proposal. Life is a constantly upsetting apple cart, but my intent is to keep pushing, no matter how many apples have to be picked up.” ~ Liz Flaherty
~ Elsa Kurt
“So, what’s up for me after all these great Resolution Revolutions? A lot more writing! Last year had its ups, downs, and interruptions. This year, I plan to finish the first book in my next series. A book I’ve been dreaming about and plotting for over a decade. I’m almost there and super-excited to share it with you! On a personal note... Home renovations continue, garden/landscaping ideas are coming together, and travel. I do love traveling with my family and friends! Last year is history. A bright new year with many more adventures awaits. Happy new year, ALL!” ~ Kathryn Hills
"The top of my list for 2020 is to get more books written and out to the public. Now that I'm not working a full-time job or traveling all over in an RV, I'm hoping to finish writing books 4, 5, and 6 of my Love on the Line series. I’d also like to finish and publish books 3 and 4 of my Storms of New England series. A few of these are done in rough draft, so I need to go back and revise and edit. I may even venture into some self-publishing to change things up. Write on!!" ~ Kari Lemor
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Thanks for joining us! Happy 2020!
~ The Romance Gems ~
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