All the things you can (and can’t) control

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, just like some of the other Debs. “Lose weight” usually ends three weeks in when I twist my ankle on the treadmill and remember that pasta exists. “Spend less” makes me shriek with laughter, since I’m a homeowner. I’d love to “learn a new hobby,” except that between keeping the baby alive and keeping my career alive, I barely have time to…

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Chill! Or, Kathleen’s New Year’s Non-Resolution

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Yesterday, Lisa wrote about how she doesn’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I’m the opposite. I’m usually 100% all in on resolutions. I’m also in on relentless self-improvement, overwhelming workout plans, and just-in-general pushing of myself. This year, though, I’m going to chill.  Ok, but I’m looking at that sentence now and thinking “chill” seems like a weird and sort of inadequate resolution.  In fact, I’m declaring right now that it’s…

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I Don’t Set New Year’s Resolutions. I Do This Instead

Monday, December 30, 2019

I’ve never been interested in making New Year’s resolutions, resolving at the end of the year to change an undesirable behavior or characteristic beginning on January 1st. I’d much rather review goals and accomplishments that are ongoing and tweak and fine tune them where needed. My writing goals for the upcoming months include: Spending extensive time working on my second novel. Life was so busy for me this year with…

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Does a Ladder Matter?

Friday, January 4, 2019

      It’s coming home to me how often I start these posts with some comment about how I “don’t really do” whatever the topic of the week happens to be. I don’t live life with balance, I don’t dispense advice, I don’t blah blah blah. So let me hit you with a big surprise: I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Truly, I don’t know that I’ve ever heard…

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Kimmery’s 2018 Writing Resolution Checklist

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

  I typically don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, on the theory that I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants girl (a pantser, as we dorks say in writing parlance). However, I’ve been assigned the topic of resolutions so I’d better acquire some, stat. In the interest of making other writers feel better about themselves, I’m going to be brutally honest.   Writing:Ideal: Finish Novel-In-Progress.Achievable: Finish current chapter.Keeping It Real: Finish tweet about…

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2018: Hope is like the sun

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! For us Debs that means… our year is here! At last! This is both exciting and, well, terrifying. My book comes out in 105 days, and that simultaneously feels like it will never get here and like there’s still so much to do in so little time. I’m a high-functioning bundle of nerves on a good day, so I can only imagine how tightly-wound I’m likely to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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