Looking Forward to 2020

I have to admit, I’m feeling rather anxious for 2020 to arrive. I’ve said several times on this blog, over the years, that I always look forward to the new year coming and this year is no different. Not that a new year offers any special solutions to the challenges we might have encounter during the year, but it still fills me with a sense of newness for life as I anticipate what the year ahead will look like.

2019 had its challenges, but I came through the other side with my sense of humour and a love for life, and that’s the important part. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of great moments these past 365 days. I finished two books and signed book contracts for them both which, believe me, is something that every author loves to do. I worked on the edits for my first novel for adults, got to see the cover and read the blurbs written for “Good Mothers Don’t “ by authors whose work I admire. (I hope that’s a good sign that other will like the book as well.)

2020 will see me working on more edits, first for the Cammie prequel and then for another middle grade novel as the advance reading copies (ARCs) need to be ready for the fall as well even though it will not be out until the fall of 2021. (Seems confusing, doesn’t it?) That novel will be a bit different as it’s written in third person, something I don’t often do, only because I tend to enjoy first person novels for reading as well as writing. That particular book, however, seemed to call for a different approach. I also have several books I want to get back to writing in 2020. Plus there will be the usual book launches and signings that always go along with the publication of a new book. It’s sure to be a busy year. But I’m looking forward to it.

Last year, I made a promise that I’d complete the Cammie prequel and gave myself a deadline. I did the same with the next novel. Seems like something I’ll carry with me into 2020 as it worked out well this time. For now, that’s my writing goal for 2020, to finish another manuscript I’ve been working on.

I hope 2020 is good to all of you. I hope you make good memories and share some special moments with those you love.

Happy New Year and I’ll be back blogging in 2020. What are your plans for the year ahead?

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  1. Marie Story

     /  December 28, 2019

    Wishing you a blessed happy new year may your success soar, we know not what the future holds ! ❤️🙏

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  2. Linda Pineo

     /  December 28, 2019

    You are a very busy girl. I don’t know how you do all the writing while holding down another job and then of course their is family and a household to tend to. Congratulations on all of your achievements. Your head must spin with all of the thoughts that run through. Just wonder if you have confusing talks with your husband about something you are working on, where it is all perfectly clear in your head, but your husband is so confused because he is completely lost. Actually I wouldn’t even be able to keep it clear in my own head. Wishing you the best in 2020.

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    • Confusing talks with my husband? He probably would agree. I am aware of the fact that I’m not always listening to him when he’s talking as I’m carrying on a conversation in my head with some of my characters. Haha! Wishing you and Wayne a happy New Year. I’m looking forward to reading your book. Hubby has already read it and enjoyed it! Keep writing!

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  3. Linda Pineo

     /  December 28, 2019

    That should have been “there” instead of “their.”

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  4. Happy New Year, Laura! You had a great year and I know 2020 will be just as wonderful for you. Every year is unique with ups and downs, of course. But I too always look forward to a new start and this time it is the start of another decade too. I´m ready for it!!

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  5. Exciting times, friend. Looking forward to being part of your world in 2020!

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    • 2020 will be a busy year all the way around. I am sure we’ll have plenty to share with both of us having a spring book this year. Looking forward to time spent with you in the new year!

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  6. syr ruus

     /  December 29, 2019

    It’s wonderful to be an author and create your own excitement — first inside your head when writing, and then in the outside world when you are published and receiving the accolades — which you will be, my dear friend, by the truckload. Happy new year.

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    • Thanks for your faith in me, dear friend. I am looking forward to reading your new book “Walls of the Cave.” 2020 will be an exciting year for you as well. ❤

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