My Word for 2016

2015 was a busy and productive year. Two of my novels, A Season for Killing Blondes and The Coming of Arabella were released within months of each other. In between edits and promotion, I started several new projects. By the end of the year, I had six storylines in various stages of completion and had succumbed to another bout of writers’ block. While many of my author friends can juggle several manuscripts at one time, I find my creative energy weakened whenever I throw too many irons in the fire.

The solution is a simple and straightforward one: Select one of the storylines and focus my time and attention on its completion. And say NO to new projects, regardless of how tantalizing they may appear.

For that reason, I am selecting FOCUS as my word for 2016.



Have you selected a word for 2016?


6 responses to “My Word for 2016

  1. Love your word Joanne Im beginning to think thats how I sabotage all my projects. By taking on too many things. So I will focus on one thing and see if it makes a difference. All the best you achieved so much in 2015 and 2016 will be just as good I imagine.

  2. What a good idea. I had not picked a word for 2016. Like you my brain keeps coughing up projects. I have four novels vying for attention, cover redos drawing my gaze and brainstorming with a friend looking so appealing. Focus might be a good word for me, however, I think I’ll sit with the concept for a day or two before I make a final choice. Best of all writing skills for the new year.

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