Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Pfffft To New Year's Resolutions (and YAY to Muppet-Flails)!

*Raises glass*


Happy New Year, and a huge, warm welcome to 2013!  It’s official—out with the old calendar and in with the new, and with that change comes the solemn tradition of sitting down and making resolutions for the next 365 days.


Pfffffft, I say.  Pfffffft.


TRUEFAX: I don’t do resolutions.  Why?  I BLAME MY PARENTS. Actually, I applaud them for it. =D  The great thing about my mom and dad is that they raised all of us with the kooky idea to reach for what you want every damn day.  If you don’t like something, change it.  Got problems with your size, whether you feel you’re underweight or overweight?  That can be managed at any time.  Same thing with bad habits, like smoking or chewing your nails.  Hate your job or the people you deal with on a daily basis?  Life is too short to be miserable, so find something/someone better.  Don’t wait for New Year’s.  January 1st doesn’t have any special magic. The magic of change is there all 365 days, so get out there and find it.  Live life like every day is New Year’s!


That being said, I really am looking forward to this year.  2013 marks the first year I’ll have four books published by Carina Press--holy cats!  Here’s the rundown... *buckles in*


January 21:  NOBODY’S ANGEL (The Earth Angels series, book 1)

February 4: SAVAGE ANGEL (The Earth Angels series, book 2)

May: WOUNDED ANGEL (The Earth Angels series, book 3)

July: UGLY DUCKLINGS FINISH FIRST (Bitterthorn, Texas series, book 1)


2013 marks another first for me.  When SAVAGE ANGEL releases, it’ll be my first full-length novel (55K words).  WOUNDED ANGEL and UGLY DUCKLINGS FINISH FIRST are also full-length, so for the first time ever, the novel projects outweigh the novella projects.  Just the thought of finally achieving this goal makes me so excited I have to stop myself from spontaneously muppet-flailing.

(Okay, maybe one little muppet-flail slipped out, heh.  It happens.)


And the coolest thing about all of this?  I didn’t have to wait until New Year’s to make this happen.  Thanks Mom and Dad, for teaching me to live every day like it’s the beginning of a New Year.  MWAH! :D
Happy New Year, y'all! <3 


  1. I think your attitude is GREAT. Me, on the other hand... I like a PLAN. I have to gear up and set up the cogs and psych myself up for a START. As a medium though, I am willing to change the plan if something comes up. But I LOVE the cycle of fresh starts and a new chance and both new years and the new school year provide these beautifully.

    I'm so excited about your publishing year! Best of luck! And give a shout any time you want to be a guest. Or if you are too busy, just send me a blurb and a shout and I will get something up for you!

    1. I love you, Your Tartness! If you're sure you won't get tired of me, I'm more than happy to take you up on your generous offer, and thank you! I can't believe I've got another release in a little over two weeks. Who hit the fast-forward button on life? O_o

      There are some things I do like to have an official "start" to--a diet, for one. I like to look back to my first day and either sigh or celebrate over whatever kind of progress I've made. :P But for the most part, I see January 1st as just another day. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing...I blame my parents, either way! :D

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