Let’s Talk 2020 Goals

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Wow, it’s amazing how fast the holidays end, and another year begins. For me, New Year’s Eve is always magical, like stepping through a time portal into the future. Well, not literally. Hehehe… I’m always a little sad when the season concludes, wanting to prolong enjoyable times with family and friends. But as always, time progresses, hopefully to a happier, healthier, and more successful year.

So, 2020 is here, and again, no new year’s resolutions for me. Rather than create new goals every year, I prefer continuous goals such as the sustainable lifestyle of health and fitness, a daily, monthly, and yearly effort. 

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I couldn’t succeed in any other endeavor without my health, especially writing, where creativity depends on a strong mind and body. Okay, I might add a few goals throughout the year.

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My writing goals are a continuous effort to complete my current work in progress, Twilight Ends, a novel, and add several short stories to my repertoire. Twilight Ends has been a challenge, but  I love a challenge with all its frustrating hair-pulling moments.

Comics on WritingThus far, I’m 60,000 words into the novel, but there’s more to do before publishing, several edits, finding beta readers, and refinement.  I’m excited to see the story’s full development.

 

2019 Goodreads Challenge

I’ve reached and surpassed my 2019 Goodreads reading goal, which inspired me to increase the number of books to read in 2020 from thirty to fifty, thus more book reviews to come.

My year in books

TOTALS

I read 9,966 pages across 38 booksImg bookstack 40


The Woodcutter by Reginald HillThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanWinter's Captive by June V. Bourgo
Justice for Belle by Didi OviattClarissa's Warning by Isobel BlackthornHeir of Doom by Jina S. Bazzar
Aggravated Momentum by Didi OviattIsland Beneath the Sea by Isabel AllendeThe Dry by Jane Harper
Father Figure by James J. CudneyI'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzieWhere the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
The Vines by Christopher  RiceA Density of Souls by Christopher  RiceWidow Walk by Gar Lasalle
Once Upon a River by Diane SetterfieldThe Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth WareThe Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik BackmanTroika by Bibiana KrallThen She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanBroken Heart Attack by James J. CudneyMy Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth WareThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldBloody Sheets by Andy Rausch
Loftus Hall by Bibiana KrallWool by Hugh HoweyAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Dark Retribution by B.R. StatehamRevenge by Yōko Ogawa
Wakenhyrst by Michelle PaverInk and Bone by Lisa UngerVillainous Minds by Joan Wiley
Return to Hiroshima by Bob Van LaerhovenSuicide By Death by Mark Anthony WatersThe Spirits of Six Minstrel Run by Matthew S. Cox
The Getaway  by Bibiana KrallThe Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

January 2020 Reading List

There were several books on my 2019 reading list that I couldn’t get to, so I’ve added them to my January 2020 reading list below.

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Nick Cutter Little Heaven

Skelly’s Square: The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles by Stephen Black

Skelly's Square Cover

Flower Power Trip: Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 3 by James J. Cudney

James Cudney's Flower Power Cover

Pssst! Ravine Lereux, my supernatural short story, is now available in audiobook on Audibles.com and iTunes. I hope you will give it a listen.

 

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Yahoo! I’m ready to get this year started! I look forward to sharing and reading my wonderful WordPress community’s posts.

Happy New Year!

 

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      1. Thank you for being a follower. I’m looking forward to more of your posts! Let’s make 2020 the best!!🎊🌟✨>>>>>>>Thank you for your kind words. Always think positive and laugh from the heart, the world will also laugh in 2020. dr Soofa is also there.

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      1. Aww, thank you! The Hunter: Monster Within does actually need some re-editing and improving. I’m releasing a second edition of it at the end of March (hopefully). Hope you have a great weekend too! 🙂

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  1. There’re many books here I haven’t heard of, but the titles look interesting. All the best for your novel! As a huge fan of supernatural works, I’d be sure to give your short story a listen. ☺️

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