Crack that bottle of Champagne; 2013 is on!! It’s sure to be an exciting year, and I’m celebrating the season with another of Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog hops — the New Year’s Blog Hop. There are more than 200 authors and bloggers participating, mostly of the romance variety. So check out the list and drop by for prizes on each blog.
What does the New Year mean to you? Do you have any special traditions or ways to mark the year gone by or plan for the coming year?
Each year, my husband and I choose a theme that fits where we are and what we’re working toward in the coming year. We talk over possible themes during the fall, and choose one right around Christmas.
In 2012, the focus was balance. We have two small children, our careers and our passions (writing for me, music for him). The balance theme was definitely applicable and I thought about it all year long. I used that focus as a compass to check my thoughts and my actions against. There were times that word flashed into my mind and let me know I wasn’t on the right path. That was always a signal to refocus my attention. Choosing balance made my life happier and more fulfilling in 2012.
Since I’d love to reach some new readers with this hop, you can buy either (or both!) of my paranormal romance novellas on Smashwords for half off this month using coupon code NX74A for Tribute, and WL57F for Vessel. I’m also going to give away a $10 Amazon gift card to one reader who comments on this post during the hop — please be sure to include your email address so that I can send you the gift card if you win. 🙂
Then, of course, there are the grand prizes for the entire hop!
Here’s the information about the grand prizes:
Get to hopping, folks! This is your chance to start the New Year off making new author and blogger friends!