Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Even Editors Have Resolutions

It’s a new year. Time to make resolutions, start fresh, and reflect on what we’ve learned in the past year. I love the beginning of the year. All the possibilities are fresh, enthusiasm abounds, and we know there will be a spring at the end of the long winter.

I thought I’d share a few of our staff resolutions with you today. A way to keep us all on track:

Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher: My own personal resolutions for this year: As Roni Adams – finish and publish “Under a Rodeo Moon” a short story in a Trilogy alongside Cindy Spencer Pape and Stacy Dawn. Finish edits on “Trouble in Texas” and have it published and out sometime in early summer.
As Rhonda Penders – get my grocery budget back on track and under control.
Amanda Barnett, Senior Editor, Faery Rose: As an editor to be more diligent about what I take on as contracted. To smell the roses more in the garden...lol. To try to be there more for my own authors and editors.

Michelle Stilley, Crimson Rose: My resolution is to win the lottery. I'd like my "fun" job to become my only job. Sounds like a good plan, right?

Lori Graham, Senior Editor, Crimson Rose: She wants a LLLLOOOONNNGGG NNNAAAPPP!!!!! Please hear me of Nap God! (Lori, I so hear you. I would kill for a three-hour snooze!)

Donna Basinow, Floating Editor: 2009 is going to be the year I finally get my writing in shape and myfirst publishing credit!

Renee Lynn, Champagne Rose: Try to learn how to balance being a mom with working, editing and writing. So far I’ve learned that it’s easy if you never sleep, cook, or clean. :)

So, what are your resolutions? Come on, spill it! We want to know.

Have a fabulous new year!

Renee Lynn
Editor--Champagne Line
The Wild Rose Press


Debra St. John said...

Hi Ladies, Great resolutions! This year I'm going to try to set a schedule for writing. Usually it's a whenever I have free time acitivity, but that happens less and less. SO, I need to set specific time aside to accomplish everything I want to do! Happy New Year.

Rebecca J. Clark said...

My resolution is not to kill my husband. Okay, I should explain. :)His company is letting him work out of the house full time. Whenever he's on the phone (often), he paces as he talks. So, even if I'm in my office with the door closed, I can hear him walk by the door over and over and over...

My other resolution is to establish some sort of writing schedule now that the house is no longer mine during the day.

Rebecca J. Clark said...

I suppose that first line above should have read "My resolution is to NOT kill my husband." I forgot for a moment that I am a writer...

Mary Ricksen said...

I'm with Rebecca, sometimes a husband can be more trouble than a child. Especially when he keeps interrupting me. Where's the dog leash, where's my head?
My resolution it to demand quiet time for me! I mean he's got to shut up.
He can be most tolerable, but not for 24 hrs seven days a week...
He needs a hobby. Yeah, that's it. Find him a hobby so he gets out of the house.

And always to use my comma's correctly.