Sunday, August 2, 2009


We all have them, right? I want to retire when I'm sixty. I want to lose at least 25 pounds by the time my next doctor's appointment rolls around. I want to have at least one book contract a year. That's the one I'm working on now.

Most of you know I just finished "The Promise". A spicy holiday romance between a marine and his dead brother's wife. I'm still revising it. Don't want to get a head of myself and submit it before it's polished up. If I play my cards right and a publisher accepts it then it has the potential of being released right around Christmas next year.

How many of you set goals you don't or can't keep? And how do you feel when that happens? I think it happens to all of us at one time or another, and probably too many times to count. Course, we don't plan it that way. No one wants to fail at something. But life does get in the way and creates obstacles we can't always overcome. The key is how you deal with it.

My daughter tries to overcome disappointment by saying things happen for a reason.

I eat chocolate:)


housemouse88 said...


Right now my goal is to keep with the books I'm reviewing. Plus, trying to stay on my TBR pile which is busting at the seams. LOL I was reading 2 and 3 books at the same time. I've since found out if I focus on one book at a time, I read a lot faster. Have a great day.

Tory Richards said...

LOL, I would think by reading one book at a time that you don't mix the stories or characters up, too:)

Nancy Bristow said...

Hey Debbie...I happen to hit a goal today...managed to walk over 10,000 steps (that would be almost 4 miles at 83 minutes)*Grin*

I knew I could do it since intensifying my walking routine for the last several months and that it would just be a matter of time. Not bad for an old broad....Nancy:)

Tory Richards said...

Congratulations Nancy! That's quite a pun intended:) Tell me you don't walk out in this heat!