Happy New Year! I’ve got some discussion about my goals for the year, and also writing and upcoming sale updates – if you’re looking for those, scroll to the bottom! =)

Anybody out there make New Year’s Resolutions? I’ve heard it’s the minority of people. I used to make resolutions, but in the last few years, I’ve evolved to a set of yearly goals that I track all year long. I actually have a giant document on my wiki with priorities and daily actions for each goal, because I’m a total nerd like that. 🤓

So what are some of 2020’s goals?

More books! I want to write more and publish more.

In 2019, I published two books, but I’d hoped to publish four. This is partially because family things took up more time than I expected, partially because I devoted some of the day to exercise that I hadn’t been before, and partially because of my own sickness which took all of June, some of May, and more than I’d have liked of other months too. 2020, I’m tracking more metrics to be sure I get in that writing time that I desperately need.

More health! I want to get stronger and leaner. And get my first pull-up!

In 2019, I really double down on my health. After some minor health scares, mostly from working too hard, I knew I had to start taking this seriously. I managed to lose 27 lbs and gain a ton of muscle and a new love of weightlifting. =D And yoga too. Now 2020 needs to be the year where I figure out how to balance fitness and creating the books that I love.

More sanity in my house! I’ll be trying to do one load of dishes and one load of laundry every day for this. This might be the hardest one to achieve. I’d rather be writing!

I’ve also gotten to a habit of listening to more YouTube than podcasts. I need to refresh my list of best podcasts – so give me your podcast recommendations!

What are your favorite podcasts on sci-fi, fantasy, science, culture, or any other fun topic? For that matter, cool YouTube channels are welcome too!

Upcoming sales

I’ll have a Dagger of Bone sale coming up for $0.99 in late February! Which is going to be here before you know it.

I am also planning an Enslaved Chronicles boxed set sale later this month if I have the time to put it together. (Looks like it will be around Jan 18-20 if you’re holding out!)

And don’t forget I’ve got fun new merch you can check out on Etsy!

Cup with tote bag from RK Thorne store

Also drum roll… progress!

I think I’ve finally turned the corner with Audacity Book 3 – here’s hoping it’s completely finished next week! Cross your fingers for me!

The cover for Audacity 3 is also coming together, which means I need to settle on a title. Wrath has such a ring to it… but chains have such meaning. It’s going to be a tough one.

Look for the cover reveal and pre-order next month! The best stuff always goes first to my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up, you can do that here.

As soon as it’s done, Clanblades Book 2 will be back on the front burner! =)

Which story are you looking forward to most? Did you set any goals or resolutions for the New Year?

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