January is always a big planning month for us here at the Wickeds. We wanted to start the new year off with some good intentions – and when we share our intentions, we’re more likely to keep them, right?
So Wickeds, what are your top three intentions for the year? This could be anything from travel or family plans to writing or business goals. Anything is fair game!
Edith/Maddie: My late friend Annie was big on setting intentions. In her honor, I intend to: Celebrate (my son’s wedding), connect (with relatives known and new), and relax (on the beach!) in Puerto Rico in February. Be grateful for who and what I have and where I am. Make each book or story I write the best thing I can write.
Julie: The wedding is going to be such a glorious celebration, Edith! My intentions for the new year are to write, write, write. To be healthy in mind, body and spirit. And to connect with family and friends.
Barb: For the first half of the year, my intentions are similar to the last ten years–to write the best book and novella I can. But after mid-year I’ll be completely out of contract, so who knows? Even without any future contract information, I have vowed to be as present for my family as I can be. Not always to be the mom and grandmother working away in the corner. Can I really change, now in my seventh decade? I also have a personal project I want to complete, though it will be a challenge to finish it in 2023.
Sherry: You all are way ahead of me. I’m the worst about planning things so I’m taking a swag here. Find a publisher for my romance, find joy in each day, and laugh a lot!
Liz: I love all of these! As usual I started going through a million things I intend to do…but I’m trying to keep it simple. I want to finally get the suspense novel I’ve been working on done and sold. I want to stop overthinking and worrying about everything. And I want to have more fun! I definitely never have enough fun, so it’s time to rectify that.
Jessie: I love goals and intentions! Thanks for asking, Liz! I hope you all enjoy your own plans! As for me, I want to up my running capacity to a 10K distance, use up all my supply of paint, and complete a project that I have been working on. Here’s to a great 2023!
Readers, share your top three intentions for the new year in the comments!