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Friday, December 28, 2012

To Resolve or Not to Resolve?

The new year is on the horizon, and once again I give thought to resolutions.

 Past experience tells me that this may be an exercise in futility; speaking of exercise....there's one of my resolutions.  I have been sporadic in my attendance at the Silver Sneakers classes at my gym this year.  Things like doctor's appointments, Mr. Eva's chemotherapy, and occasionally family obligations interfered.

 I should resolve to be more consistent in my efforts in 2013.  With that said, Mr. Eva is scheduled for knee replacement surgery on January 15; between that and winter storms, the outlook for keeping that resolution is bleak!

I really need to spend more time writing and less time playing Bejewelled.  I have two different books started and haven't passed chapter 5 on either of them!  There's another area wide open for resolution. . . 


I need to find ways to promote the books I HAVE written;  I did speak at a Red Hats event last August, but I haven't done much else.  I need create more promotional opportunities.  Any ideas, folks?  I'm open to suggestion.

Of course, I can always feature a book a month on my blog with a link to Amazon, but I'd love some more ideas!

The first book I published on Kindle was:

After four years of living alone as widow, Adelaide Cunningham suddenly finds her daughter Felicia and granddaughter Betsy on her doorstep, looking for a place to stay. The stress of living with her embittered daughter and active granddaughter cause Addie to end up in the hospital with a heart attack.

When a fellow heart patient, Michael Chandler, awakens feelings in Addie that she thought had died long ago, she finds herself having to re-examine her life and her priorities. Will she follow her head or her heart? Will Felicia come between her and Michael?

Click on the title to check it out on Amazon!


How about if you resolve to buy one or more of my books during the coming year?  Several of you have and I appreciate it, but I know there are more of you who are just dying to enjoy my work.  Don't be shy---go ahead and buy!

EVA

9 comments:

River said...

I don't make resolutions, I don't like setting myself up for failure, but I am determined to take better control of my time next year.
More time actually doing stuff and much less time lying in bed and telling myself I should be up and doing this, then that, because I need to be finished and ready in time for whatever....

River said...

P.S. what is Bejewelled?

Brian Miller said...

only make them if you plan to stick with them, that way you are not just stuck with the guilt...

book promotion, do a book tour through blogland, give away a few books for some reviews on amazon, it helps your rating, send a press release to the local newspaper-never know if they might pick it up...

Blond Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! I'm terrible at promoting my books as well. I just want to write, not promote!

rosaria williams said...

You have a busy schedule! I tip my hat to you!

Marketing seems to be much more time consuming than it seems. Yet, it needs to be done and done often and in many different ways. I wish you the best success on all counts.

retired not tired said...

I wish I had a gym that was closer to home because I would prefer to walk to it rather tan drive. The one near us which I loved closed down because of mismanagement.

A Cuban In London said...

I would say that my only resolution is not to have any. Live life as it comes, grab it by the scruff of the neck and shake it all around. Command it, don't let it command YOU! :-)

Great post, very insightful.

Greetings from London.

Mothering From Scratch said...

{Kathy} I enjoyed your post on New Year's resolutions. I feel like we make resolutions at the end of every day. That is when we have opportunities for change of habits.

Alessandra said...

Resolutions are so silly, hardly anybody keeps them anyway. I never do them. Yeah, what is bejeweled?