December 31, 2015

TENACITY : 2016 Focus

It's time to say goodbye to 2015 and embrace 2016. 

2015 was a huge year of growth for me. When I started the Tala Prophecy series, I was chasing my dreams. My dedication was reflected in the "Chasing" titles.

Although I'm still chasing my dreams, I have a new focus. Another mantra that presented itself when writing (this time in my latest, Chasing Destiny):

With Faith We Fight

I have faith that my dreams ARE attainable. I'm not just chasing them anymore. I believe and will fight with everything I have to make them come true. 

To charge ahead with this idea, I am embracing one word in 2016... TENACITY.

the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
  1. "the sheer tenacity of the limpet"
    synonyms:persistencedeterminationperseverance, doggedness, strength of purpose, tirelessness, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, patience, purposefulness, staunchness, steadfastness, staying powerendurancestamina

In 2016, I will...

* Count my blessings -- in gratitude, I will connect with positivity. (through a journal)
* Exercise my writing muscles every day Monday through Friday in some capacity
* Publish Chasing Eternity (last book of the Tala Prophecy series)
* Share my journey via this blog and social media
* Attend conferences -- especially excited about the 5th anniversary of Utopia in June
* Publish Seven on 1/7/16
* Re-brand Depression Cookies (my first book, women's fiction)
* Publish at least one other novel
* Focus on building my editing (Indie Books Gone Wild) and publishing business

I'm working on the details and planning, and I will share more specifics in early 2016. 

I will pursue my goals with determination, strength of purpose, tirelessness, resolve... TENACITY. 

What is your mantra for 2016?

Also, to begin my gratitude piece... I am thankful for the love and support of those of you who keep me focused and steadfast. Thank you. Wishing everyone and blessed 2016 full or purpose and progress.


Joss said...

I love this, I'm also planning to pursue my goals hard this year. It can be so hard at times trying to juggle all the responsibilities of daily life, but I'm going into 2016 determined to stay strong and get it done! So, I guess if I were to have a mantra this year that is exactly what it would be.

"Just stay strong and get it done!"

Wishing you all the best for 2016. Happy New year!!!

Unknown said...

I love this time of year, the reflection on what worked and what the plans are moving ahead into the new year. So true, tenacity is a great quality to have when going after what you want! Have a wonderful new year filled with attainment!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I think Tenacious is a great word to describe a new year. Good luck!

Jo Michaels said...

I adore this post! So happy to be on this journey with you, my friend! :) I'm SO excited about the new year!!