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Monday, January 9, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Linda Wisdom

Writing Resolutions. Good and Bad? 

Long ago I spent the first of every year writing out my New Year resolutions. The list was pretty much the usual along with whatever had to do with me personally, get back to my workouts on a regular basis, be nicer in the grocery store (don’t ask), polish the furniture before I can write my name in the dust, do more cooking than just throw something in the crock pot,  
Then there are the writing resolutions. Make all my deadlines, don’t play paper toss game when I should be writing (I should take the app from my Nook, but it’s so fun!), write a certain number of pages per day. 

There is an excellent reason why I don’t make resolutions. They’re too easy to break.  
What I’ve done instead is make out a wish list. I don’t do this just at the first of the year, but add to it throughout the year. There is no reason why it should just have to do with January. I have a variety of wish lists. What I’d like to do with my writing. Personal wishes and anything else that comes to mind. The fun part is crossing out something once it’s accomplished.  
How I do this is thinking what’s lurking in my imagination. What book I hope to write and finish. List the books I hope to see go to contract. Are there conferences I hope to attend.  

Putting them down in print makes it real. A promise that I need to do what I’ve said.  
Some would say it’s the same with resolutions, but calling it a wish list makes it easier for me.  
And don’t we all like to see wishes come true?  

Do you make resolutions? And if you do, how many do you find you keep or do you close your eyes and toss the list?  

How would you feel if you made a wish list? Would it be easier to keep or accomplish?  




Linda Wisdom has published more than 80 novels with 13 million copies sold worldwide including traditional, paranormal, humor, action/adventure romance, and romantic suspense. Her bestselling books have been nominated for RT Book Reviews awards and the Romance Writers of America Rita Award. She lives with her husband in Murrieta, California. For more information, please visit www.LindaWisdom.com.  



A madhouse is not place for a curious witch…

After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked I shappening. Patients are disappearing, and Lili wants to know why.  

And double dangerous for a demon…

Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all—a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. 

What’s behind the gorgeous chameleon demon’s late-night escapades?  

Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other—and creating a whole new kind of magic.  


Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have two copies of A Demon Does It Better by Linda Wisdom to giveaway in a contest! That means two winners!!

--to enter, please fill out the form below.
--entrants must be 13 years of age or older.
--contest deadline is Jan. 15th , 2012.
--contest open for the USA and Canada only!

Winners have been contacted!

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Blogger Unknown said...

Nice blog and the books are really interesting, i have'nt read all of them but heard that they are amazing and i am gonna read it.

January 9, 2012 at 3:28 AM  
Blogger blackroze37 AT yahoo.com said...

i love linda's witches and will love her demons

January 9, 2012 at 3:53 AM  
Blogger Maria D. said...

I love Linda's writing and have this on my wishlist.

I don't make New Years resolutions anymore. I used to make mental ones but I never followed through so I decided not to bother with them anymore. I don't think if I would have kept them even if I had written them down..lol

Thanks for the giveaway

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

January 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Amazing? Oooh, I like that. :}

Hi Blackroze! It's so good to 'see' you!

That's me, Maria. But making it a wish list makes it easier for me. With my Color Nook's list app I have all my wish lists with me all the time, yet they're not haunting me.

January 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Lil said...

I don't make resolutions anymore but I do keep goals. Listing them on paper doesn't seem to motivate me any more or less.

January 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Goals are always good, Lil. I think for me, putting them down makes them more real.

January 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Cheryl Brooks said...

I don't do resolutions. I just keep plugging away, day by day. I could change, I suppose, but it's gotten me this far.

Congrats on the new release! Looks like a winner!

January 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger *yadkny* said...

I try to make realistic resolutions, so I'm not too disappointed if I don't keep them:) Been working well for so far although I think I like the wishlist idea better.


January 9, 2012 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Spiky said...

visiting with smile from Philippines :)

January 9, 2012 at 11:22 PM  
Blogger Linda Andrews said...

That cover is something. I love your books and can't wait to read this one. I don't make resolutions but this year I made a to do list. I might try your wish list in March:-) Is this going to be part of a series?

January 10, 2012 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Hey Cheryl! I'd say what you're doing works perfectly for you. That's the best part. Finding what works for each of us.

Hi Yadkny. I see a wish list as something I want so I'd work harder for it.

Hi Spiky!

Hi Linda. This book is still part of the Hex series and all the witches will be written as long as the readers want them.

January 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM  

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