Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! Plus My New Year’s Resolution

First I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. May 2015 bring you everything you wish for!

Now let’s talk about those resolutions. We all make them but how often do we keep them? I’m awful at keeping mine. So once again I’m going to try.

Personal goals:
I have one big one – don’t get stressed out. I let little things get to me and I need to remember the attitude of the people on Aruba “it’s okay.” If I can do that most of the things that normally stress me out will just fade away. This is one I will have to work at and there will be times when I’ll fail but I know I will be focusing on this regularly so I already feel successful.

Of course I want to lose weight. Writing is a sedentary job and I need to exercise to keep the weight off. This is one that has been on the list for a few years. I have started exercising, nothing big but it makes me feel better and if I keep the little I’m doing I’ll be happy. Baby steps.

I want to eat healthier too. My hubby and have a tendency to do this in spurts. We just need to make those spurts longer and keep at it until we are doing it all the time.

Writing goals:
I’m still going strong with my Vespian Way series so I will continue to write stories for Heather and Storm, but I also have a few others I have let sit on a back burner.

I want to finish a short story I started for Melange. I have the story in my head but just haven’t been working on the story. Time to change that.

I have a werewolf story I wrote several years ago. I need to pull it out of the mothballs and see if I can polish it to a point of publication. If I do it will be another series for me to work on.

Well that's my goals. What are yours?


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