Achievement unlocked.

I think that sometimes setting goals can be a completely abstract concept.

Everyone probably has a bucket list of some sort, whether it's written down in a bedside notebook or laminated on the refrigerator or hastily typed into a smartphone's notepad so you can update it whenever you need to.

But the thing about a bucket list is that it's not a concrete plan, or even a timeline of events. It's more like "I want to do this someday," not "I'm going to do this now and this is how I'm going to make it happen."

(Unless it's "fetch" because then it's pointless. Everyone knows "fetch" will never happen.)

In 2014 I decided I was tired of talking about the things I wanted to do and instead I was just going to go ahead and do them. That's easier said than done, of course, and I'm an expert in procrastination, but I'd cornered the market on being the girl who was "going to" and I knew it was time to be the girl who did.

Today my debut novel, Hey Sunshine, is available on Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo.

I can't wait for you to read it.