Hey everyone! Thanx a bunch Anne for having me!
After doing a very intense November NaNoWriMo and finishing the third book in my Fairelle fairytale retelling series, I decided to take the month of December off from writing. It probably ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made!
In the past four years I have written seven books and have three other partials waiting for their turn to be finished up. I also have written down or plotted out, over three dozen other ideas. In short, I’ve done a lot of writing.
In taking off the entire month, I’ve been able to focus on my children, husband, holidays and figure out some of my new years resolutions. Every year my husband makes goals for the year and at the end of the year he sits down and reviews what he’s accomplished. And until about two years ago I never did. But the more I write the more I’ve realized how important goal setting is. Not just for writing, but for life in general.
As a mom of four, I find that life can often get in the way of the important things and that without goals we can find years and years going by without really having accomplished anything. By setting goals, even if we don’t look at them, but once a month, we can help ourselves focus on the important things. Especially when we feel like we are spinning our wheels in the day to day life things. Cooking, laundry, running kids around, helping out at church, birthday parties, exercising, playdates, and cleaning. (I put cleaning last because it always comes last to me!)
So my goals for this next year are pretty simple. Publish five books, start my own imprint, spend more time with my kids, and try to have a cleaner house.
I know, I know! But I said simple, not easy!
By sticking to a schedule for writing, and limiting it to a certain number of hours a day, it’ll make it easier for me to spend time with my kids. Go on dates with my husband. Still help out at church, as well as doing the dreaded house cleaning.
I’ve not taken a month off from writing in four years. But this month off has allowed me to gear up! So watch out 2014! I’m going to rock you!
So what about you? Do you set goals? Do you write them down? What are some of your goals for 2014?
Now, would you like a peek at Rebekah’s new book? It comes out today. Check it out this awesome video…
Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills. She awakens in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there. A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety.
Once at Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family. Like them, she has become A Deader, a reanimated Undead.
Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have the desire to deal with the feelings she’s awakening within him.
Despite their best efforts, Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancé, Tristan; who is still looking for her.
Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. When a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments.
Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?
Rebekah R. Ganiere: BIO
Rebekah’s love for stories began as a child with Shel Silverstein poetry. She began writing her own poetry and short stories in junior high and high school and then went on to study theater in college. Ultimately she ended up going back to writing so she could stay at home with her kids. Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter, her local Los Angeles, OrangeCounty, and Young Adult chapters. When she isn’t spending time telling the stories of the characters constantly chattering inside her head, you can find her hanging out with her husband, four children and menagerie of pets. A dog, a rabbit, 2 bearded dragons, 1 Russian Tortoise and 2 Leopard Tortoises. The escaped snake has yet to be located.
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