New Years–a time for rest, rejuvenation and repair. A time to assess life. Do we settle into our routine, enjoy where it’s headed, or is it time to grab our purse, our iPhone, our car keys, and get out of there?
As a teacher-author, New Year’s Resolutions are more of a To Do list. I break it down into Fiction Writing, Blogs, and Coaching/Mentoring:
Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home.
The story is set 850,000 years ago, a time in prehistory when man populated most of Eurasia. He was a violent species, fully capable of addressing the many hardships that threatened his survival except for one: future man, a smarter version of himself, one destined to obliterate those who came before.
Based on a true story, this is an unforgettable saga of hardship and determination, conflict and passion. Early man is the Hero and survival — or extinction — is the journey.
- June: Finish Book 2 of the Crossroads trilogy, The Quest for Home:
- Start the final Book in the Crossroads trilogy,. Planned publication: Summer 2020.
- Continue publishing 3-5 articles a week on each of my core blogs Ask a Tech Teacher, WordDreams, and USNA or Bust! Also, continue with my columns and guest posts for TeachHUB, NEA Today, and Today’s Author.
- Expand the reach of my blogs. What has worked well for me this year is:
- visit blogs that cover my topics. I do this already–love doing it–and will continue
- Add internal links for posts within my blog that address the same topic I’m writing about. You’ve probably noticed this on posts, toward the bottom
- Find guest bloggers for my blogs. I’ve reached out a bit, but not enough. My readers would benefit from other opinions. If you’re interested, let me know at askatechteacher at gmail dot com.
This is for my teacher side: Focus on podcasts, webinars, online classes, and other web-based learning outlets for Ask a Tech Teacher. I have some great partners in this:
By the way, I tried WordPress’s new Gutenberg block editor. Yikes! I struggled, gave it time (um, a week I think), researched, and threw the towel in. I couldn’t even figure out how to turn headings to red font. Does anyone like this new ‘improved’ editor????
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Time, first in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019, first in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning