Meet 5-year-old Lupita. Lupita lives in rural central Mexico y está muy emocionada to share her family’s special events contigo. Today, Lupita and her Abuelita are making a Rosca de Reyes and se están preparando para la llegada de Los Reyes Magos.
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So here we go! This month, I’m going to start with my favorite topic to write about: HERBS!
As you can see, I have five books in this category, more than the other WIP lists. My plan is to start the year out with these, work the entire month on them, and come back later in the year to work some more on them. Yippee!!
I also thought I’d use this Herbal Intention worksheet from Herbal Academy to help keep my focus. I’ve filled in my intentions for January, and we’ll see how I do. If you’d like your own worksheet, you can download it free here.
I’ve amassed a pile of WIPs that I decided to conquer this year. So instead of a new reading challenge (which I did poorly on last year), I’m going to set myself a writing challenge in 2023.
Here’s what I have in mind–
Each month, I’d like to tackle one (or more if I’m feeling feisty) title on my humongous WIP list. Most of the books are in draft form, at least, although some are still in the research phase (and those are the ones I tend to focus on, hence the backlog of unfinished manuscripts).
I’m going to go through Leonie Dawson’s 40 Days to a Finished Book course again (perhaps several times throughout the year) to keep my motivation level high. Her crass weirdness really kickstarts my creativity!
Since I’m focusing on writing, that means I’m not going to concentrate much on marketing this year. I have automatic Amazon ads running and my regular social media blasts, but other than that, I don’t plan on adding anything new. Hopefully, in 2024 I’ll have a rash of new books to promote, and I’ll be able to devote the entire year to learning new marketing strategies.
So stay tuned as I post regular progress updates every month. Feel free to set your own 2023 writing or reading goals, and keep me apprised as well!
Why not pick up a journal and do your own writing challenge this year? Click on the cover for more information!
Did you know that this month is Nonfiction November? The aim is to choose more nonfiction books to add to your reading routine. And guess who’s got a whole slew of non-fiction books? ME! And they are FREE to download this month! Enjoy!
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The other day I decided that I’d gotten into a rut with my reading. It was time for a little something different. So when Jazalyn offered me a copy ofRose: Future Heart to review, I jumped at the chance for a little poetry.
It was a quick read. Most of the poems were between 10 and 15 lines. The themes were universal: love, betrayal, self-acceptance, personal growth, and some allusions to bullying. They were mostly general. No details were given about the situations that inspired the poems. The point of view either was from a “She” perspective or a first-person “I” perspective and written in free-verse with occasional rhyme and meter.
For a little light reading, this book was fine. However, if the reader wants a little more substance, then they probably won’t find it between these covers. The vagueness of the incidents described and the focus on the poet’s emotional state kept the words from sticking. On the other hand, the book is ideal for teenagers and young adults just coming to terms with being themselves. The poem Im-Possible Dream is a good example. In it, the poet talks about how they have yet to achieve anything just yet but has the confidence that soon that will change, much like any young adult at the precipice of becoming.
So if you are looking for something along the lines of literary Tik-Tok, then Rose: Future Heart is for you.
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