Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette

Finding The Write Words with Darlene Fredette
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Winter = brrr!!!
What are my new year's resolutions for 2018?
Well, I don't have any because I don't make any. To fail is too depressing, so I believe it's better not to temp fate.

I do have hopes and goals, which are easier to accomplish because there are no demands for perfection.

I hope to maintain the regular exercise routine I held in 2017. With December being such a busy time, I've been a bit slack on exercising, but I started a short routine yesterday, and I'll add more rotations as my body gets accustomed to the torture again.

I hope to maintain the protein diet I started in 2017, which has helped me lose those extra pounds menopause keeps throwing at me. I must admit, I see this 'hope' as already accomplished as I enjoy my new way of eating. Because of the higher protein intake and less junk, those pounds are easier to avoid.

My goals are to complete edits on Redford Falls book #3 and get that manuscript sent to my managing editor, and to complete writing Redford Falls book #4. I'd like to add more writing, but I'm being realistic and I'll stick with something I can achieve.

What I hope for most of all, is for the next two and a half months to go by as quickly as possible. I don't like winter, and the cold and snow that comes with it! The temperatures have already been well-below normal and the wind chill 'feels like' temps stuck in the minus low to mid twenties Celsius. I can't even remember the last time I went out walking with Jagger, which puts a damper on maintaining my exercise routine.

This is me, for the next two and a half months...
...and lots of warm fluids, which meets my diet requirements :)

Did you make any New Year resolutions?


  1. Hi Darlene, Happy New Year! Enjoyed your blog and your realistic approach to New Year's resolutions. I don't make them either, but I do have goals for finishing my current suspense book. Good luck with the Redford Falls books 3 and 4.

    1. Happy New Year, Reggi! Fingers crossed both of us reach those writing goals :)

  2. Hi Darlene. Like you, I didn't make any resolutions, but I do have a few goals I'm going to work hard at achieving this year. Try to stay warm.

    1. Hi Katherine! Trying to stay warm is the best goal! lol! We are in a deep freeze right now and expecting a Nor' Easter to hit tomorrow. Is it Spring yet?