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Normally, I would be putting up my resolutions blog. However, my resolutions haven’t changed from 2016. The essence is the same. So instead, I’m going to write an update. Guess what?

Tapestry is finally PUBLISHED!!!! At long last, that resolution has been met. It has taken me over three years. It feels surreal. I’m happy and nervous. My first book has been published…the first official Kalen Williamson novel.  Wow.  I did it!

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You can buy it here. I hope you like it. I wrote a guest blog for it. You can view that here.

Obviously, I want to publish more in 2018. I know by the end of the year I should have a book out about Calliope Jones, a woman finding her independence and looking for love. Throughout the year, I will be releasing little tidbits of her story on Amazon. The first installment is called Calliope’s New Year.

Last but not least, the book I was collaborating on, Campfire Stories, has been released as well. One of the contributors, Allison, wrote a blog about what inspired out stories.

It’s funny how writing works. For the longest time, I told everyone I was working on projects, but I didn’t have anything to show for it. It kind of sucked. I SWEAR I’M WORKING!! There’s no instant gratification when it comes to writing.

Then, in what feels sudden but isn’t, I have multiple works published within weeks if not days of each other. BOOM!

2017 has been a great year. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all your resolutions come to fruition.



*I used Unsplash to make my Tapestry collage.


NYE 2016!

It’s time for 2017!

I’m excited, and have so many plans for the new year. However, before I get into this year’s resolutions, I’ll write a quick update on my resolutions from last year.

I did finish doing the French Duolingo! However, I am not fluent. Or close. I finished the Duolingo course last winter, but continued practicing until this month when my 426 day streak ended. Duolingo is great, but I feel immersion in France would make being fluent much easier.

I did not publish anything new. Tapestry has been sent to a beta reader. It will be published this year. I am determined. My mindset surrounding my writing has changed. I learned so much about editing. I will not hold on to a story as long as I held on to Tapestry again. I talked about this a little bit in my last blog post.

I started a few new writing projects, and I added more words to an existing project. Goal accomplished.

Last but not least, I lost weight this year. I still have more weight to lose, but I am happy that I am on the right path.

Like the years before, this year’s resolutions are similar. I will publish. I will continue to exercise, and lose more weight.

I am done with French for now. Maybe another year.

I am adding a new resolution. I want post more on social media. It’s an important part of marketing, and I want to get better at it.

Reflecting on 2016 is satisfying. I did a lot of what I wanted to do. I’ve come a long way.

I can’t wait to accomplish my goals for 2017!

Do you have any resolutions this year?

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Happy New Year!

Be safe.

My Goals and Resolutions: 2014 to 2015

Gone as quickly as it came, 2014 is over. I gave myself until the stroke of midnight to get all that I wanted done. While I didn’t reach all of my goals, I am happy with what I’ve accomplished.

Sadly, I lost some work this year. However, I have been writing and moving forward. I looked at some of my word counts and I’m shocked by how much I wrote. I am thrilled. I also published a story in December! Work-wise 2014 was the step forward I wanted.

For 2015 I hope to push myself further. I have big publishing plans starting with a short story collection being released in the winter. I am finally doing it!

My exercise and diet goals fell by the wayside. Oops! In 2015 I hope to correct this or at least do better.

52 books in 52 weeks ended up being cut short. I was well on my way to exceeding this goal when I met with challenges in my life. Reading ended up last on the list of things to do. That being said, I read 43 books in 52 weeks, and that’s pretty great. While I may slack off here and there, I do read! I am not going to do this again for 2015. I love reading and will continue to do so, but it’s a fun hobby for me. Reading does improve writing, but I don’t want to make it into a job.

And that’s all folks!

Happy New Year!