Dawn Baca

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It’s a New Year!

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 by Dawn Baca   No Comments Yet | Posted in Animal Antics · Books


Happy New Year!

It’s 2019! And hopefully, we will find it to be everything we need it to be.

This year’s resolutions are simple and challenging at the same time. My hope is to try to be more of a plotter and less of a pantser. How do I envision this? I have attempted to do an outline, okay stop laughing, but seriously, I haven’t really done a legit outline for anything since grade school. I’m also going to try to learn Scrivener’s boards for plotting, etc. Wish me luck there. I bought the program three years ago and never managed to get the hang of it especially for writing, but I’m going to aim to see about Character charts and such to organize things. So, I’m going to give it another try.

Another goal for me is to try to step up my game with daily word count goals. I know some who crank out anywhere from 500 words to 5,000 words a day consistently. First, I’m not consistent, and second, well, I’m not consistent… I’ve put out two books in two consecutive years, which is not a bad start, but nowhere near where I need to, or want to be, as far as bringing my stories to life.

And last but not least, I’m aiming for a schedule that will send out a blog post once a month to my tribe, you guys, to just check in and say hi, try to be more interactive, and suggest a few good books. Some are new books, or new to me authors, or just tried and true and I think you would enjoy them as much as I do. If you have books or authors that you would recommend, please drop me a note, or comment on the posts. We would all love to hear your favorites.

So, do you have any challenging or inspiring New Year’s plans, goals, or resolutions? I would love to know.

On another note, 2018 was a very long year for us, and we are reminded of the many changes in our household. Last January we said goodbye to this love bug. Scrambler came into our lives full of love and cuddles, just as he left it fourteen and a half years later. Scrambler never met a person or animal that he didn’t love and wanted to be friends with, he had the sweetest disposition of any animal I’ve ever known, and he always kept us laughing. Everyone loved the little floof of hair that stuck up over the bump on the top of his head. The groomers and kids all loved to play with it, forming it into a mohawk, and eventually as it fell out as he aged a little unicorn horn. Our hearts and home are far emptier without him. Hug your fur-babies, their time with us is short, but their love is eternal.

 Book Stuff:

I’ve joined a group to cross-promote free New Adult/College Fiction and Romances, for the month of January and February. My book, Her Guarded Heart is also listed. Take a look at these great authors and support them, and grab a copy of their books while you can. https://storyoriginapp.com/to/SvXorIpS

I’m also part of the Winter Romances group at Story Origin and these books are free until March 4th! You can find the books here: https://storyoriginapp.com/to/Br_EAV-u

My suggested reads for January are:

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