Saturday, January 16, 2021

A New Year A New Perspective


I had thought to write to you today about whatever national day it is, but can you believe it's National Nothing Day? Seriously! Today was set aside as a day to not celebrate, honor, or observe anything. 

Enjoy National Nothing Day!

I have a hard time doing nothing though, so I'd thought I share about my new perspective. Last year brought challenges none of us had ever experienced. We each handled them in our own way.

I was unable to focus for the longest time. I was easily distracted. Reading books took me even longer than normal because I couldn't focus. I turned to movies and television for my entertainment. That hasn't really changed much, but what has changed is my perspective.

I have decided enough is enough. I could no longer be aimless in my writing. I had to buckle down and accomplish something. The only way that would happen though was if I gave myself concrete deadlines. I did this by booking two book tours for my 2021 releases. I wrote 6,208 words this week! That's a huge leap from the 200-400 words a day I was struggling to write.

Deadlines are my friend. Who knew? Definitely not me.  

What is one positive change you've made in your life recently?


Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson writes stories that warm the heart and feed the soul. 

From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes romantic mystery and suspense.

Learn more about Kimberly and her books at https://kimberlyrjohnson.com/




12 comments:

  1. Deadlines are my friend too, Kimberly. Happy writing!

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    1. Thanks Magdalena. It's amazing what a deadline does. :)

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  2. I have decided not to worry about things I have no control over. Yes, I should have learned this LONG ago, but... :)

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    1. That is such a hard lesson to learn! Wishing you the best, Donna.

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    2. Oh Donna, if it were that easy to turn the worry off. It seems I worry MORE about things I can't control. LOL One of my goals for this year....
      Glad you found a way to stop :D

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  3. I would also have a hard time doing nothing for a day.

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  4. I have to say, I have absolutely no problem doing nothing, if I get a chance. I used to own my own sewing alterations business. For 24 years, I was working 10 hours/day ( longer during prom and wedding season) + an hour drive each way between home and my shop. Then household chores.
    I retired in June, 2019, and now I am "Grammie daycare" for 4-5 hours weekdays, and just read , sew, knit and crochet, and watch TV and social media

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    1. That's awesome! I wish I could relax like you. I think it's very cool that you had your own sewing alterations business. My grandma was a professional seamstress too. She made sure I knew how to sew, but I lack confidence, so I take my clothes to others to be altered.

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  5. I would say that my positive is staying positive. The News people seem to want us always in a tizzy. No more.

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    1. I love that, Lyn, and you're right, they do.

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  6. 2020 was hard for everyone, Kimberly. I'm so glad you've found something that works for you!

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