Welcome 2023!

Ciao, amici! Felice Anno Nuovo!

I am stunned that it’s already 2023. I feel like it shouldn’t even be the 2000s yet. But here we are—another year gone, another ahead of us.

January is always weird for me. It’s so full of promise, but it’s also a glum time of year. I get winter doldrums, so motivating myself in the cold, dreary months after the holidays takes a lot of effort on my part.

But I’m nothing if not stubborn. (Ask my family.) So, I push through.

I don’t make “resolutions” for the new year, but I always start January with a personal and professional hope list. Here are a few of my business goals:

  • Complete and release a standalone supernatural suspense, a crime trilogy, and a special project.
  • Publish to Vocal once a month (minimum).
  • Grow my newsletter.
  • Create a successful marketing plan for new and evergreen content, including ads.
  • Come up with a blog schedule that doesn’t bombard you and doesn’t overwhelm me.
  • Expand my business/clientele.

It’s a full load, for sure. But you’ll never get to the moon if you don’t reach for the stars.

If you’d like to share your vision for 2023, I’d love to hear it. Let’s talk below. Saluti!

49 thoughts on “Welcome 2023!

  1. Like you, I can’t believe it is already 2023. I’m sure we are not in the minority of those who don’t make resolutions, but I do set try to be more positive. As for goals, mine are simple, finish any of my started writing projects and be more proactive.

    I don’t mind the colder weather, as long as I don’t have to shovel it.

    Starting off January with a move into our new house is putting me behind on everything, but once we are finished with the move and all the setup, I plan to have more discipline.

    Good luck with your goals, Staci.

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    • It’s hard having an extra chore to do at the beginning of the year. It puts us behind, and then we (or maybe it’s just me) feel behind. Best wishes on the move. And YES, finish ANYTHING you’ve begun writing this year. πŸ™‚

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  3. I’m liking the sound of those new books on the horizon πŸ™‚
    I read a post on Instagram about looking back at your accomplishments the previous year instead of setting, and failing, resolutions in the new year- sounds good to me, lol

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  4. That’s a great look ahead, Staci. I think you’ll do awesome with what you have planned. I really need to concentrate on a newsletter again, too, but at this point I think I’ll focus on publishing in 2023.

    As for your list? I want to be you when I grow up! πŸ˜„πŸ€—β€οΈ

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  5. Hi Staci, I think those are great goals.

    Mine are first complete a successful Kickstarter campaign for my western women’s historic novel; release that book, a western time-travel adventure, a short fiction anthology, a poetry anthology, and possibly a poetry collection of my own; publish at least two books for others; gain enough editing clients to keep me busy and grow my writing business enough to give up my day job.

    We’re both going to do great things in 2023! Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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  6. Happy New Year, Staci. These last couple of years seem a blur, but I’m hopeful for what lies ahead. And on that point, I love your ambitious goals. I have a few books started, one on paper, the other crafted during day and night wonderings. But I have no idea as to when they’ll be ready for sharing. 😊

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  7. A very Happy New Year to you, Staci! πŸŽ‰πŸΎ I too can’t believe we’re already 23 years into the new millennium! Your goals for the new year are very well thought out and I wish you luck with them all. Yes, blogging is a balancing game for yourself and the reader but I am sure you will find the perfect equilibrium. As for Vocal … I haven’t heard of this before and will check it out!

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    • I know, right? Two years from now, we’ll be a QUARTER of the way through the century. How is that even possible? Weren’t we all just fretting over Y2K?

      Vocal is kind of like an online magazine. You might really enjoy it. There are poetry pages, fiction, music, art… it’s a great place for creatives.

      Thanks, Annika.

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