Romance Class Authors Share Their New Year’s Resolutions



Happy New Year to our readers!

New Year’s resolutions for bookworms and authors are vastly different though there are some similarities. The most popular tune that I hear is, “I’m going to read more,” which is always a good thing. Other people also set some pretty generic ones such as, “eat less junk food, eat more veggies, save more money, and what not.” I wholeheartedly support these goals as well. 

Today, #Romancelcass authors share what’s their New Year’s resolutions. It’s been a blast hearing their plans and goals to achieve. 

26806601Dawn Lanuza, author of The Last Time I’ll Write About You and The Boyfriend Backtrack

As an author, I promise to keep my writing fun. This year I’ve been so stressed thinking about how slow I’m writing, how I could never seem to finish anything, or how I couldn’t seem to fit the mold – that I have to actually remind myself that this isn’t a chore. I started writing because I genuinely enjoy it and couldn’t help but. I still go on guilt trips when I end up writing for a day, and then stop for days after, but I’ve accepted that this is something that I am going through right now, and I wish to overcome it in 2017.
As a reader, my goal is to keep reading, to keep discovering new authors, and to keep sharing the love.


prom-queen-perfect-by-clarisse-david-1Clarisse David, author of Prom Queen Perfect

Self-publishing my first book in 2016 was an exhilarating experience, and I can’t wait to do it all over again. Here are some of the things I hope to accomplish this 2017:

1. Write three new novels.
I used to think writing was all about being creative. When I decided to take it seriously, I learned that it also has a technical side–one that involves word count trackers, spreadsheets, and a bunch of techniques I used to find boring. After learning so many things, I can’t wait to apply them to become a better and faster writer.

2. Be more active in the online book community.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who stares at all the witty tweets on my timeline wondering if I have anything worthwhile to say. There are times when I want to jump into conversations, but I hold myself back. All because I’m afraid of coming across as an awkward potato.

Then again, the people in the online book community are some of the kindest and smartest I’ve ever come across. Also, there’s nothing wrong with being overly enthusiastic about books. I mean, books are awesome. What’s there to be afraid of?

3. Publish three novels.
My love for the whole self-publishing process knowns no bounds. Discovering new ways to get people to read my books without (hopefully) being annoying while staying true to myself. The stress that overpowers you before you read a new review. The thrill that, hey, people are spending their hard-earned money and time to read your writing. It’s the best.