Happy New Year! It’s a new year and I’m starting from scratch! Like it or not, I must now write 2019 on checks. I didn’t go out and party until midnight on December 31st, but I do feel a sense of excitement for the upcoming year. It’s going to be a great one.

I can’t think about New Year’s Eve without the word Resolution coming to mind. To my knowledge, I don’t think I’ve ever made one. Although I don’t recall making a specific resolution on New Year’s Eve, I’m very goal-oriented all year long.

My camera comes to mind. I try to take it with me everywhere I go. You just never know when a good shot will come into view. I can set my camera on automatic focus, and usually do. Yet sometimes that focus is incorrect, and my photo doesn’t work. I have to make the effort to set it to manual focus, much like I do my brain throughout the day. One good example is when I wrote Starting from Scratch. Unless I chose to focus on my story and characters, I would have frittered away my days. And who knows what Eva would have done behind my back?

Not that I don’t daydream at the grocery store and forget to buy the most important items or lose focus while reading a book, then have to go back to figure out what’s going on. Do you relate?

I can’t wait to listen to Starting from Scratch in audiobook! Do you believe I haven’t done that yet? I’ll be able to clean the kitchen or take a walk at the same time. Multitasking! Please enter to win one of five copies in my Audiobook Giveaway! Winners will have three days to respond. I will send them the download links …