Saturday, December 28, 2013

Another year gone

Well, I made it through another year, pretty much unscathed. As usual, I didn’t get everything accomplished that I wanted to finish before the end of the year, including book projects. I never finish everything I want to, so I wonder why I even bother making New Year’s resolutions. Does anyone ever keep their resolutions?

Curious about the tradition of making resolutions, I looked up the origin of New Year’s resolutions and this is what I found:

The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts.

The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.

In the Medieval era, the knights took the "peacock vow" at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.

At watchnight services, many Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making these resolutions.

I suppose it can’t hurt to make goals for the year. It gives us something to look forward to each new year. But maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves if we can’t finish these goals.

This year I am going to try my best to write/publish as many books as I possibly can. Plus, I am re-launching my dead blog, hoping to breathe some life back into it.

Maybe I didn’t make all my goals for 2013, but I did make it through the year and that should count for something. Smile

Happy New Year!


Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author



Two mortals are caught in the midst of the battle between the Titans and Olympian gods.

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