Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Wait. What? I hadn’t blogged since November 2014? It’s 2015, in the second week no less.

I thought once 2015 hit, things would slow down a bit. Not so. January appears to be as busy as December. I’ve been contemplating what goals and intentions I’d like to set for 2015, but first a little recap for 2014... in the way of creativity.

I had submitted about 10 things for publication.
I had two articles published.
That’s it for writing, other than daily journaling and illustrating my children’s book, oh and the never-ending letter writing (by choice of course!).
I designed, drew, and created my own Christmas card.
I crafted handmade gifts for family and friends for Christmas.

Now, here’s what I sent out via the good ole postal service in the way of cards and letters: 809 items. If you include the family newsletters that I do quarterly, that brings the total to 1,321. Excluding the newsletters, I averaged 67 items per month. Not too bad.

I think I’ve talked about Letter Writing Month that is held in February. I decided that I’m going to write a letter/note a day. Why just do it in February? That might be a rather huge task, but at least it will keep me writing as I continue to illustrate on my book… that’s the other goal, to have the illustrated draft completed by the end of 2015 (if not sooner). Long term is to have it published by 2018 (if not sooner, again).

I’d like to challenge any of you to write a letter… say just one or two for the year. Anyone reading this, if they’d like a letter written to them, just let me know via email: lober13(at)gmail(dot)com and put LETTER in the subject line.

I have lots of other goals too, but… I’ll leave you with one of last year’s sketches…

Remember to keep the end result of your intentions in mind – the acting as if principal.


  1. Wow. Lynn, you are AMAZING. (Happy New Year!)

  2. Ditto what Cathy said. You had a productive 2014! Wishing you happiness and more productivity in 2015. :)

  3. Lynn--You are one of the most writerly people I know. You reflect, you practice your craft every day, you set goals and achieve them. Your cards and letters are works of art and things to cherish.

    Have a great 2015...and I agree with what you've proposed the WWWPs do. We COULD do it.

  4. Love that little bear!!! Yes, I agree that you have done a lot...two pieces published in a year is not a bad record either!

  5. I'm pretty sure the U.S. Postal Service sent you a letter: "Thank you for singlehandedly keeping us afloat." If you didn't get it, they must have lost it in transit.

  6. What a wonderful illustration and sentiments, not to mention goals! Happy 2015!

  7. Wow, Aunt Lynn you are incredible!

  8. Happy New Year, Lynn! I love all of your goals, and the bear sketch is beautiful! Will make a wonderful addition to your children's book. Congratulations on your published articles, and best of luck in 2015!

  9. Your little bear is adorable. He reminds me of the Boyd's Bear collection. Good luck to you, Lynn, on all your goals for 2015. I know you will succeed.

    Critter Alley


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