New Goals for the New Year

The year is almost over and I find myself reviewing my goals versus where I am. I put a few books on Amazon Kindle over the last year, read several other books, and worked at improving my writing. But those are only a few of the goals I set for 2021.

As I’ve been doing for the last few weeks, I find myself thinking through stories and characters while I outline my next book. The creation process, for me, has helped me understand life and ways that I react to the experiences I have. Writing stories about characters that struggle has helped me define more how I want to be.

With 2022 coming tomorrow, I’ve been thinking about some new goals for myself. Beyond writing better, more captivating stories, I also want to work on being happier. The last two years have brought all kinds of rough patches, but like a protagonist in a story that finally starts to work through the problems proactively, I’m making choices to make myself happier.

Talking with a family member today, she had a thought that seemed simple. Each day, she plans to make a note of at least one good thing that happened. She’ll place that note in a container and at the end of 2022, she’ll be able to see the good things that happened. I liked that idea.

I am the protagonist of my story. I may not get to choose everything that happens, but I can choose how I feel about it. Like I wrote last week, it’s never too late to change. With a new year, it’s a great chance for new goals.

Check out some of my books.

Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, was a fun book to write. It is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.

If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.

If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.

If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.

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