Happy New Year!

Today I wanted to write about GOALS, but I'm not in the mood. See why goals are so important!

Nor am I totally prepared, except to say that for me, goals and guidelines are what keep me going. Without them, I'm toast.

I've been thinking about my 2013 goals for a good six weeks, and finally got around to finalizing them last week. I learned that I'm going to need to make changes to my daily routine in order to accomplish everything. Otherwise, unless more hours are added to our days, it won't be possible.

Since I'm actually writing this post before Christmas, I haven't figured out the best ways to gain the most extra writing hours. When I do, you'll know. And I'm letting you know ... thanks to some great engineering by Live-In Handyman, I have a tentative routine ready for testing. Yay!

I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for us all, and I wish all of you a very

Happy New Year!

Don't party too hard.

Stay safe.

I'll see you back here on Wednesday with guest blogger Sara Walter Ellwood. And Cera du Bois. One author, two names.

And you thought you had identity problems :)

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~Sia McKye~ said…
Happy New Year Carol!

I've been looking at my schedule too. I need to rearrange blocks of time in the morning for writing and visiting blogs. I haven't got it down for testing quite yet but it's looking better.
Liza said…
Happy New Year, Carol!
Maria Zannini said…
Continued success! Happy New Year, Carol.
Shirley Wells said…
Happy New Year, Carol. Hope it's your best yet.
Short and simple! I like it.
My goal will be to wake up in time for work on Monday. Sleeping in for the past week has been all so nice...
Happy New Year!
J.L. Campbell said…
Here's hoping you find a schedule that works and that you have a great year.
All the best for 2013. Looking forward to that cover reveal.
Happy New Year, Carol, all the best in the writing business and lots of love in the family in 2013!
Carol Kilgore said…
Sia - I'd planned to begin today, but Live-In Handyman is a bit under the weather. And the whole household is somewhat topsy-turvy because of it. You know how that is :)

Liza, Maria, Shirley - Thanks! All the best in 2013!

Alex - There's been a little sleeping in going on here, too :)

J.L. - I hope the schedule works, too. It does on paper, but that means little, LOL!

Delores - Cool :) I'll be sending out all the information either today or tomorrow.

Dezmond - Thanks. Same to you!
Happy New Year, Carol! I've been thinking about writing goals, too. I wish you and everyone success in their writing this year.
I have some goals I wish to achieve, wish you luck with yours.

Happy New Year,

Happy New Year, Carol. As for me, not really celebrating tonight. My celebration is next week in Vegas! All week at the Mirage...now that's ringing in the New Year.
Carol Kilgore said…
Yvonne - I wish you good luck with your goals. Happy New Year!

Michael - Oh, wow! I'll say! Ring it in good :)
Jeff Hargett said…
I do fine with goals as long as I set them realistically and allow for a degree of flexibility. Much success to you in the coming year!
Old Kitty said…
Lovely Carol!!! I just know your goals for 2013 will be super awesome and totally sexy!! I wish you all the success in the world for the coming year and many more gorgeous firemen and super cute doggies to fill your calendar forever more!! Take care
CATachresis said…
Happy New Year!! :)
Luanne Smith said…
Happy New Year!! Goals are good. I'm looking for more dedicated writing time too.
Carol Kilgore said…
Jeff - My goals need to be realistic, too. But I usually toss in one that would be attainable if all the stars fell into perfect alignment. I always shoot for that - one day I'll make it :)

Old Kitty - Ooh, I have a sexy goal? I'm going to look for it right now!

CATachresis - Same to you and Austin!

Luanne - Let me know if you find the magic button that creates it :)
Arlee Bird said…
Goals? What are those? My yearly goal of recent years is to get to the next New Years in good health. If I can add some wisdom and wealth to that then all the better.

Have a great 2013!

Tossing It Out
Medeia Sharif said…
Happy New Year. I've been thinking about my 2013 goals. I also want to do more in less time.
Jan Christensen said…
And a very happy new year to you, Carol. I hope your goals are met in the coming months and wish you much happiness. Can't wait for the launch of your next book!
Christine Rains said…
Have a happy 2013! I have your cover reveal ready and scheduled to go. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Arlee - Wisdom and wealth are good. I'd like those, too :)

Medeia - I hope we both figure out how to accomplish our goals!

Jan - Thanks. Same to you. I'm excited about good things for all of us in 2013.

Christine - Cool! Happy 2013!
michelle said…
Goals are definitely on the cards for me... practical and realistic ones are the way to go...
Have a joyous and prosperous New Year Carol!
Melissa said…
My goal for 2013 is to finish my current WIP. I'd like to publish it this year, too, but I've got to get it written first. LOL

Happy New Year. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Michelle - Good for you! Happy 2013!

Melissa - Great goal! Start writing :)
Emily R. King said…
Happy New Year! Looking forward to the cover reveal!
Happy New Year Carol!

Carol Kilgore said…
Emily - Great. I am, too :)

Nas - Same to you!
Raquel.Somatra said…
Happy New Year to you! I think we're ALL with you on changing daily habits. Wish I could add more hours to the day...! Hope 2013 brings you success and happiness!
Happy New Year!

I'm making changes to my schedule, too, to make room for things.
Carol Kilgore said…
Raquel - We need an 'Easy Button' like on the tv commercials :)

Golden Eagle - I think many of us are. Good luck to you!