Thursday, December 29, 2016

There’s a New Year Coming! by Terri Weldon

Do you ever look back at the year and wonder where the days, weeks, and months went? I do and typically I feel like I fell short. Maybe I’m too hard on myself or maybe my expectations are too high.

Already I have plans to write three romance novellas and edit at least two full length suspense books. Oh – I’d also like to write a new suspense novel. Now I work full time. Not working isn’t an option. My day job pays the bills. So I need to be practical. Can I really achieve those goals?

If I can meet my goals then more power to me. It would be wonderful to complete so much. If I can’t then I’m setting myself up for failure. In which case I need to take another look at my commitments and decide what I can achieve in my writing. Not fun, but it’s important to be practical. In the long run I’ll be happier and feel more productive. 

What about you? There’s a new year coming, so what are your writing goals for 2017?
The Christmas Bride Wore Boots:
Berryhill Brides Book 1

Pastor Jacob Thompson is in need of a director for the living nativity program and veterinarian Molly Kincaid offers to take on the job. The task involves far more than Molly bargained for, nonetheless she’d do anything to help out the man she secretly loves – even sew costumes or cast eight-year-old Wesley Simpson as an angel.
 
Jacob’s daughter Emma longs to have a mommy of her own, but the widowed pastor has vowed to never remarry, and isn’t ready to open his heart to love again. Molly dreams of filling the void in both their lives, but fears she lacks the necessary qualities to be a pastor’s wife.

As Molly and Jacob work together on the living nativity, their feelings for one another grow. Will Molly realize she is just what Jacob and Emma need in their lives? Can Jacob be released from his grief stricken promise? Could this unlikely duo prove to be a match made in heaven?

Amazon: The Christmas Bride Wore Boots
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Terri Weldon is a lead analyst by day and an author by night. She enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, and shopping for shoes. One of her favorite pastimes is volunteering as the librarian at her church. It allows her to shop for books and spend someone else’s money! Plus, she has the great joy of introducing people to Christian fiction. She lives with her family in the Heartland of the United States. Terri has two adorable Westies – Crosby and Nolly Grace. Terri is a member of ACFW and RWA. Her novella, The Christmas Bride Wore Boots, released in December 2016. Readers can connect with Terri: Website: www.TerriWeldon.com or Blog: Seriously Write

4 comments:

  1. Hey Terri! I'm so proud of you and I absolutely loved your new novella! Cute, funny and smart -- just like you!

    I got a comment from Zoe McCarthy for you, too:

    Wow, Terri, those goals seem heavy-loaded to a writer as slow as I am. But for the first year, I have three books in the pot with three different publishers. The nonfiction is outlined and researched for the most part, but now it needs to be written. I've never written to a deadline before, so this is a little scary. I'm praying about other projects to let go of or reduce. Thanks for the reminder that we need to be practical.

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    1. Angie - you are to kind. Love you for it though!

      Zoe - I felt the same way when I examined my goals. I call it mouth overloading brain! I'm strategically looking this weekend and attempting to be practical.

      Congratulations on your three projects! I'm so excited for you. I think you'll find writing on a deadline very motivating.

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  2. Hi Terri! I always over commit at the beginning of a new year but I actually think it's better than under committing. I think it motivates me to push harder. Just be kind to yourself if one or two of your writing goals aren't met. Blessings in 2017!

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    1. Interesting thought. Maybe I do need to keep those lofty goals. It might drive me to accomplish more. Thanks!

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