Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Resolutions with Jessica Aspen

Hi Wendy, thanks for having me on your blog as a guest. I want to thank all your readers as well, so leave a comment for me (and your email) and enter to win an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf, my spicy paranormal fairy tale twist.

New Year Traditions

Many people start off the New Year with resolutions; they make a commitment to change something about their habits, their bodies, or their lives. But how many times have you followed through on a resolution?
If you’re like most people, not often. By eight weeks we’ve stopped going to the gym, picked up our sugar, and given up trying to change ourselves. Actually, for most of us it happens sooner. So how can we change this? And do you want to change?

That may be the first clue. No change happens without desire and big changes need big desire. How badly do you want to change? Can you make those big changes that big resolutions require? Most people can’t, it’s a challenge, but we all want to lose weight, quit smoking or give up those bad for us relationships. What’s the secret?

Want to make a big change? Start small. I’ve been wanting to write more than one big book a year for a while now and that requires a big commitment. It means telling my family I’m heading to the library to work on the weekend. It means working after putting in an eight hour day. It means I have to get serious.
Or do I?

When I look at my writing I can see that simply adding a few hundred words a day will make a big difference. Let’s say I want to write another 80,000 words a year. So we take 365 and divide by 80,000. Or is it take 80k and divide by 365? I’m a writer, not a mathematician, Jim! Just kidding! We divide 80k by 365 and the answer is rounded to 220 words. Just 220 words extra per day and that would lead to an entire new full length novel a year!

What kind of habit do you need to break? Or do you need to forge a new habit? Can you break it down and make it workable? Make small changes and see where it leads.

 What are your resolutions this year? Let me know and enter to win an e-copy of Little Red Riding Wolf and if you like Red I have a new book coming out in February, Snow and the Seventh Wolf.
Come into the woods with Little Red Riding Wolf, Jessica Aspen’s spicy paranormal novella from Passion in Print Press. What if Red was a werewolf and a sexy forest ranger wandered into her woods?

Fraternizing with humans is taboo, but when feisty werewolf Red runs into hunky new forest ranger Evan Brewster, she jumps on the opportunity to let loose her desires. Evan is stoked when he meets the petite red haired hottie, and combined with his new discovery of wolves in Colorado, thinks his career and life are made. Then Red pushes him away, her hostile brother threatens his life, and things begin to spiral out of control. Caught between her sexy lover and her pack can Red trust Evan with her secrets, or must she sacrifice her human lover and her heart?

Little Red Riding Wolf 2011 Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight Finalist
 Available from All Romance, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
Catch it on sale today at Passion in Print Press.

And look for Snow and the Seventh Wolf , Seth’s story.
Available February 2013 from Passion in Print Press.

Fleeing for her life Snow is rescued by a mysterious dark stranger, but what she doesn’t know is that he’s actually a human hating werewolf fighting his own desires.

BIO: Jessica Aspen writes paranormal romance near the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Her books are full of elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. She loves dark chocolate, walking the dog, hiking in the mountains, and is obsessed with her new Ipad. Jessica is also obsessed with writing and learning about writing. She is a member of RWA, CRW, FF&P and PRO and is currently serving on the RWA PRO Steering Committee. You can find Jessica most days during the week at, twitter @jessicaaspen, and on

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for having me on as your guest today!