Happy New Year! – Where The Hell Did 2013 Go?

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Happy New Year! – Where The Hell Did 2013 Go?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Well, 2013 is coming to an end. I’m not sure how this happened. Last I looked we were just beginning. But alas, 2014 is upon us and we have no choice but to wave goodbye to the happenings of the past year and look forward to what’s to come.

I hit many personal goals in 2013, a lot having to do with physical challenges: my first obstacle course mud run, followed by another much more challenging one, several other 5K runs, taking up martial arts, and dropping pounds with it all. Family life was up and down, but in the end, we are always a pretty happy, although crazy, family: my son turned 7, I’m pretty sure he defeated all of Sonic The Hedgehog’s enemies, along with all the Mario Bosses, he received his first colored belt in Tae Kwon Do, he’s doing well in school, and he’s carrying on the crazy family tradition. Hubby remained supportive in everything I wanted to do, as he always does, fixed all the things I broke, and he’s carrying on the crazy family tradition.

But 2013 was not so good for me in the writing world. I began the 3rd and possibly last book in the Fate series, got stuck, kicked it to the curb, started a new series, got stuck, kicked it to the curb (although it will be back), started another off-genre novel, got stuck, kicked to the curb (not sure if it’ll be back), and then finally got back on track with Angel Of Fate. The original plan was to get this puppy out to you all in 2013, but sadly, that didn’t happen. I was in a writing funk for so long, I thought I’d never get the juices flowing again. But they’re flowing now, sometimes nothing more than a trickle, but the taps are working.

So, with that all being put behind me with 2013 coming to a close, I’m keeping my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions short and sweet, A.K.A. Doable.

  • Get in Insane physical shape – yes, I’ve lost my mind and I’ll be attempting the Insanity workout program. I think I lost some brain cells in 2013 and this is where it’s gotten me. I may be posting blog moans. You’ve been warned.
  • Beat my best run times in the mud run challenges and 5K’s – I shall strive to become faster than a speeding… turtle.

And for the big one…

  • WRITE EVERY DAMN DAY!Angel Of Fate will be finished in 2014, and quite possibly the 1st book in the new series I started. No excuses, no procrastination, no drooling over Chris Hemsworth pics… wait, what? Scratch that last part. I don’t have that much willpower. But I will be that writer I know I have been in the past, and will be again. I’ve already accomplished my dream of making readers happy, but I’ve got a new one – keep them happy for years to come. Oh, and quit the day job so I can do it all day long!

So that’s it for me. Goodbye 2013! Bring it, 2014!

Do you have any goals for 2014?

Later gators!


By | 2013-12-30T10:19:37+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Blog, Fate Series, Ramblings|12 Comments

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  1. Kitt Crescendo December 30, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Hey…your writing goal and mine are the same! Want to be check up buddies? πŸ™‚ By the way, I love you for all the support and friendship you’ve given me. It’s hard to believe we just met a little over a year ago. Maybe your work out posts will also inspire me to get more hard core about mine… πŸ™‚

    • L.J. Kentowski December 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! I’d love to be your check up buddy πŸ™‚ We can do anything we set our minds to! And I thank you for all the support you’ve given me as well. It’s been a great year for friendships, and here’s to growing them more in 2014!

  2. Loni December 31, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I’m with ya hon! All the way…. but you can scratch me off the Insanity workouts… I’ll be working out, but not that crazy. T25 is hard enough on me.
    And here’s a CHEER for writing everything. That’s definitely one of my goals too!
    Happy 2014!
    Love ya and every ounce of support you thrown my way β™₯

    • L.J. Kentowski December 31, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Thanks, Loni! And the same to you on all your support through my ups and downs this last year. Couldn’t have gotten trough them without you!

  3. Mae Clair December 31, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Can I throw my hat into the ring of having a rough 2013? The day job is sapping the life out of me (good thing I like what I do!) which has put me behind too. I’ve got a lot of writing/release goals for 2014 and hopefully can get there. As for workouts, my much older body (LOL) is no longer able to handle Insanity, though I did it for a time after P90X. I’m with Loni using T25 though I’m even off of that from the holidays. I soooo need to get back on the fitness wagon. Cheering you on in 2014, L.J.!

    • L.J. Kentowski December 31, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Thanks, Mae! We’ll all do this together! Safety in numbers, right? Lol good luck with all your endeavors this year!

  4. Alice Lynn December 31, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I can definitely relate to the writing fits and starts. That’s been my theme all year, but think I’m closing in on the final chapters of my WIP. So let us hold hands and jump into the future. I look forward to reading the completed Angel of Fate and maybe, just maybe, I’ll start some kind of regular exercise program, beyond bi-weekly water aerobics!

    • L.J. Kentowski December 31, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Thanks, Alice! Here’s to finishing up Emaline’s story in 2014! I can’t wait to see what happens!!!

  5. Emma January 1, 2014 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Time seems to fly faster and faster every year. Congrats on hitting so many of your goals. Good luck with Angel of Fate. I’ll be cheering you on. πŸ™‚

  6. T.F.Walsh January 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year and great goals. I am also trying to write everyday… okay, every day when i’m not working πŸ™‚

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