In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What's In the Works for 2013

Every year it comes down to least favorite question: "So what are your writing goals/projects for the year?" I hate that question with an undying passion. Mostly I hate it so because it reminds me that another year has gone by with what I feel is little to no progress on any of my projects.

In reality I do get quite a bit done and as my DH is so anxious to point out I do have a whole house, family and two jobs to maintain as well. Read more at my blog...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Anticipation Of...

So while I am never short of book, novel and story projects, sometimes I lack for blogging topics. I don’t want to be trite and lament on the same things over and over again. That’s why I signed up for another year with the Merry Go Round Blog Tour! This month I would like to talk about anticipation.
Not anticipation with regard to getting a book published or holding the final product in my hands. No. While I look forward to those things, they no longer excite me like they once did. Once I’m finished with a book, I must dutifully move on to the next because there’s no rest for the wicked. Readers want more and I have so much more to write. Continue Reading...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour for January 2013 - Goals

I had some technical difficulties so my post for the 18th is being posted today, the 21st. Sorry for any confusion. Connie.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

What I’m up to in 2013?

I don't expect to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, but I can't get past my own personal goals in writing.

You can read more about them in my blog.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Exactly where I want to be

In 2007, I created a simple business plan. By 2027, I will be supporting myself solely with my writing. After five years of honing my craft and learning about the business, I am now ready to launch my career. In other words, I am right on track.

So, this year, it’ll be 12 short stories plus a collection. Next year the same plus one or two novels. Repeat every year and in fifteen more years I’ll have at least 20 novels plus 15 short story collections and 180 short stories.

And in that way I'll achieve my goal.

Read more on my blog AlexWorld

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What's in the Works at Chez Redhawk

(Or “Nothing up my sleeve… Let’s see what books I can pull out of my hat!”)


And so begins a new year. Wow! We’re almost halfway through January already. How’d that happen?

As any successful person knows, setting goals is one way to remain motivated. Well, that and threatening yourself with having to clean the bathroom when you falter. Just sayin’. In my house, I can’t think of anything worse. Cleaning the refrigerator might be a close second — depends on what’s growing inside.

I digress.

For the last five years I’ve written my annual goals on a Post-It note which is prominently attached to my computer. It gives me a framework as well as a constant reminder to get off my duff and scrub out the toilet…erm…write!

My 2013 list has been posted since the middle of December. (Why wait until the socially acknowledged first of the year for such things? New Year’s Eve is exhausting enough without having to contemplate the next year’s projects through a hangover.)

Continue reading at Redhawk's blog, In Shadows.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A simple goal

I’ve spent at least a couple of hours a day most days since Christmas trying to work out a plan and a strategy for 2013.

It hasn’t gone much of anywhere. Read about the reasons at Cowgirl in New England

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Finding Balance: the 2013 Edition

I spent a bit of time thinking about goals for the year in this post at the end of December, but it was more in comparison with what I had and hadn't accomplished for 2012.

As the year starts, I've been giving more an more thought to what I want to accomplish and what is realistic to work toward. One of my personal goals--and it impacts my writing goals--is to sit less and be more physically active. What this means in real terms is I need to spend less time noodling around the net. There is an endless stream of content flowing past all our social media sites: twitter, FB, G+, Tumblr. There is an abundance of interesting people saying interesting things.

(Read more at Once in a Blue Muse Blog)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Project Fun

I love starting a new year, don’t you? All last year’s mistakes have been erased and we’ve got a clean slate that won’t bog us down with guilt just yet. It’s the perfect time to start new projects with all the positive energy they deserve.

Continue reading here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What I'm up to in 2013

It’s a brand new year! And that means time to roll out the writing and publishing projects for the new year. My main works this year are science fiction, continuing in the world introduced in my first book...

Continue reading on my blog

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Looking ahead

Everyone's got plans for the new year, right? Pop over to my blog to see what I'm looking forward to.