Shannon Stacey

Happy New Year!

This time last year my husband was on an emergency heat call at a Chinese restaurant in Vermont. I’d been reading a few blogs and, left to my own devices while the rest of the world partied, I set up my own blog. I did a test post on Dec 31, but my first “official” blog entry ever was on Jan 1.

A lot of great stuff happened in 2005, not the least of which was Twice Upon A Roadtrip. But in looking back over the year, I’m pretty unhappy with myself and how much time I squandered. While it may look okay on paper—Twice Upon A Roadtrip sold and released, Forever Again and 72 Hours sold and releasing in 2006, and one other project which isn’t quite official yet—in realityRoadtrip contracted in January and everything else was post-September or so.

So 2006 is the year of time management and discipline for me. I’m not going to make any resolutions as to writing X number of pages per day or X stories per year or spending X hours per day at the computer. My kids and my husband’s business require too much flexibility on my part for that and I’d be dooming myself to failure.

So instead of a resolution, I have a 2006 slogan: Feed Your Editors.

(I actually made three other resolutions over at Anna’s blog. :grin:)

6 comments to “Happy New Year!”

  1. WaxMIA
      · January 1st, 2006 at 3:52 am · Link

    Long as you don’t feed them Alejandro, we’re golden. Cuz’ he’s mine. MINE.

  2. Anna Lucia
      · January 1st, 2006 at 5:01 am · Link

    Ah, Shan. I’m actually right with you on the being unhappy with myself bit. What is it about New Year I find a bit of a downer?

    In 2006 I reserve the right to NOT repeat the same mistakes I do every year.

  3. Charlene
      · January 1st, 2006 at 11:49 am · Link

    Feed the editors, I like it. You and me both, Shan, I’ve got a pretty serious list of projects I’d like to get out this year. :type:

  4. Gabriele
      · January 1st, 2006 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Happy New Year :cheer:

    I have to find some editors first, in order to feed them. :wink:

  5. Gabriele
      · January 1st, 2006 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Or do you mean Internal Editors. I have one of these, oh yes. :whip:

  6. Patrice Michelle
      · January 1st, 2006 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Haven’t made my New Years Resolutions yet. I think I need more of this :coffee:

    Congrats on the great review by Joyfully Reviewed for your next book!

  • Get my latest news straight to your inbox!

    I'll only be sending newsletters when I have news to share, and I'll never share your information. You'll receive an email asking you confirm your subscription (so please check your spam box if you don't receive that). You can unsubscribe at anytime.


  • Affiliation

    Shannon Stacey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of

    If you purchase a book listed on the site from, she’ll earn a small commission. Thank you!