New Year’s Resolution Check-In

Friday, July 7, 2017

Do you recall my resolution not to OVER-plan this year? (i.e The Planner Has No Plans). Remember how I said I wanted to enjoy the moments and cherish the idea of being an debt author? Well, I sort of kept up with it. Every author I spoke to agreed, this was a tough year to debut. Between Trump taking office, the lives lost needlessly, the climate of YA publishing, and…


2017 Continues with Bold Changes, Steady Success!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This week, the Debs are looking back at our resolutions from January. Besides the normal “work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience…” I was at a loss for what to focus on so I turned to my horoscope (read my original post and horoscope here). Here are some of the highlights from my 2017 horoscope: You will need to be bold this year and face some transitions…


New Year’s Resolution Check-in – ROCKING IT

Monday, July 3, 2017

This week the Debs are checking in to see where we are with those resolutions we set forth during the first week of January. Ok, here is what I resolved. Read 75+ books this year. Finish THE SECRET CHEF. Spit out a bunch of bylines about the world of ancient Rome and Apicius. That book promotion thing. Promote the hell out of FEAST OF SORROW. I can safely say that…


The Planner Has No Plan!!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

I’m a planner. A huge planner. I like to plan and execute. So things like New Year’s Resolutions are my jam! Because I get to set goals. Then I get to plan around those goals. I plan all things, down to the date and time, for every month. This year… I don’t have a plan. Because what I learned from last year, after all my planning, life tends to throw…


“2017: Bold Changes, Steady Success!”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

This week, we’re chatting about our resolutions for 2017. I have the obvious ones that come to mind: work out more, eat better, focus better, have more patience… But after wrangling two kids, three and under all day, I was struggling to come up with a profound resolution of how I can improve myself or my writing. So I did what any human being (looking for the easy way out) does….


2017: The Year of the Second Book

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  I’m going to finish my second book this year. No, really, I will. Yes, I’m serious. Yes, I said that last year. Yeah, okay, I said that the year before. It’s different this time. Some days I’m frustrated with myself that yet another year has passed and I haven’t finished my follow-up memoir, the recovery half of my story, the story of how climbing Colorado’s highest peaks helped me…


2017 is the Year of the Crystal

Monday, January 2, 2017

It’s also the Year of the Amy, the Tiffany, the Lynn and the Jenni, because it’s the year when our books will shake the world! This week the Debs are writing about our New Years dreams, resolutions, hopes, goals, and ambitions.  On April 25th, my dream will come true. I’ll truly be a published author. It’s the start of what I hope will be a long, lucrative career. But, unless…


2016 & Me

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The topic this week is how we are doing on 2016 resolutions. The first half of the year has proven eventful: I flew to San Francisco for an emergency surgery that was a success. We sold our home of a decade, a boat, and two cars. We bought a house two thousand miles north that we’re renovating. I now own a Volvo because it’s the state car of Connecticut. I gained…


A Mid-Year Resolution Check-In

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hey look, Louise kept all her resolutions. Rah, rah, Louise. (I’m sorry, did that sound sarcastic? Because it was TOTALLY SUPPOSED TO!) Since this is a new year’s resolution check-in, it’s going to be really short. Because the answer to the question “Have you achieved your goals?” is swift and easy: No. Okay? End of post. [What do you mean 56 words isn’t long enough for a post? You want…


Louise Is Shocked She Kept Her Resolutions!

Monday, July 4, 2016

It’s exactly the half-way point of the year, and this week we are revisiting our New Years resolutions. I love that we celebrate the Year with fireworks, and happen to celebrate the mid-point with fireworks too. I am all about fireworks. I felt a little nervous to look back at my resolutions, because this year has been full of surprises, both inside and out. I was sure that I would…