Goals,  Musings

Goodbye 2018

I don’t know about you, but the day after Christmas and the week before New Year’s Eve is always a little depressing for me. The cheerful “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” greetings end, most of the romantic or hopeful holiday shows cease to be shown, and the major networks are consumed with highlighting the past year, with all of its ups and downs, or reminding us of how many well-known (or barely known) personalities have died.

Next Wednesday, I and many others, will be blogging about goals. I actually like that. In my case it makes me think forward. Maybe I won’t reach those goals, but I have hope. So, for the next seven days, I’ll be thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2019.

Meanwhile, I want to thank all who commented, both on my site and personally, on last week’s blog. It was interesting to read the diverse opinions on writing using the present tense. All of the arguments, for and against, were good ones, and it took me a while, but I finally decided to stick with first person past tense for this fourth P.J. Benson Mystery.

Thank goodness I wasn’t too far into the story, still it took me half a day (with interruptions) to change all of the present tense verbs to past, along with any other changes that involved. Now, I simply have to move forward with this story. (You know, the usual “Sit your butt in a chair and write” mantra.)


  • First goal for 2019—write and finish 4th P.J. Benson Mystery.
  • Second goal—come up with a title (which includes the word “Crow”) for the book.

Now I need to work on additional goals, but while I do…

Wishing all of you a wonderful last week of 2018 and a



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