About J. L. Campbell

National Bestselling Author, J.L. Campbell writes in a range of genres. Campbell, who hails from Jamaica, has penned forty books. She is a certified editor, and book coach. When she’s not writing, Campbell adds to her extensive collection of photos detailing Jamaica’s flora and fauna. Visit her on the web at amazon.com/author/jlcampbell or  www.joylcampbell.com

Cooler Climes This January

In Jamaica, it becomes cooler in November and the lower temperatures run through to February. This past year, the weather has been different, for want of a better word. January has been very, very cool and we’ve had repeated “cold fronts”.

It’s a refreshing change and I can’t help wishing it would remain like this for most of the year. Alas, things will grow warmer when March steps in. I imagine that it’s just as cool in Miami since we tend to have the same kind of weather.

Anyhoooo, while I’m sharing how pleasant it’s been, I also want to tell you about a giveaway. Black Odyssey Media and Kensington Publishing are hosting a Goodreads giveaway for my latest book. Be sure to enter for a chance to win one of twenty-five paperback copies. Enter here – https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/382725-flames-of-wrath

Enjoy the rest of your week!

On Handling Goals Differently

I had the days before and after Christmas off from work, but being Catholic, I get to spend a fair amount of time at church during the season. That meant time away from home but I certainly had enough left to make resolutions. Of course, I didn’t.

It’s easy to make a list of goals to achieve during the new year, but not so easy to stick with them. The property where I work houses a gym, and the parking lot has been full since the start of 2024. I know that by next month the traffic will taper off because as we go further into the year, the urgency of resolutions fade.

While talking to a friend recently, she mentioned monthly resolutions and it was as if a light bulb went on inside my head. While a long list of items can be overwhelming, a short list that can be managed at a monthly level works with people like me, who somehow tend to do too many things all at the same time.

So, this will be my approach. Monthly goals that are easily handled and of course, carry over if they’re incomplete. Sooner, rather than later I’ll break out the small parts and keep moving forward.

Have you handled your resolutions differently this year, or are you following the same model you’ve always used?

We’re not so far past the season that I can’t share a Christmas read with you, so here goes …

The last thing Toni wants for Christmas is more responsibility, but her daughter has other ideas. A near accident not only brings them a dog in need of a home, but puts Toni back in contact with Matthias Laing, a hot-shot footballer from her past, who she’d prefer to stay there.

Matthias can’t believe his luck when a lost pooch puts his high-school crush back on his radar. Given an opportunity to grant a wish for Toni’s daughter, he can’t resist going into Santa mode. Christmas is about to be the merriest one in ages, until Toni discovers the deception surrounding Ridley, her daughter’s new pet. Check out Jade and Ridley at this link.

Christmastime Planning

Every year, it seems as if December runs off in a flash, but truth be told, this entire year has gone by on supersonic wings.

The other day, I asked my husband what we should have for Christmas dinner, and he responded that we had several weeks to decide. Well, we’re down to less than two weeks, and I don’t believe I’ve decided on anything. Shameful, I know.

But with that said, I recognize that being around family and basking in the joy of the Christ child and his return as savior is more important than all the preparations we’re making.

I look forward to the office closure and being able to spend more time at home than I have all year. For those with young children, you’ll be able to relate to how special they can make the holidays. Check out the following holiday story for your reading pleasure.

The Vet’s Christmas Pet

The last thing Toni wants for Christmas is more responsibility, but her daughter has other ideas. A near accident not only brings them a dog in need of a home, but puts Toni back in contact with Matthias Laing, a hot-shot footballer from her past, who she’d prefer to stay there.

Matthias can’t believe his luck when a lost pooch puts his high-school crush back on his radar. Given an opportunity to grant a wish for Toni’s daughter, he can’t resist going into Santa mode. Christmas is about to be the merriest one in ages, until Toni discovers the deception surrounding Ridley, her daughter’s new pet.

Find out more here.

About Being Selective

There are many good things to be said about being selective. It narrows our focus and helps us choose the things that are of premium value on a daily basis.

If we’re not careful, we can get caught up in taking side trips that have nothing to do with our life goals and plans. Taking things one day at a time is understandable, but we should also have road map for where we’re going

It is important to have a weekly checkup to see what we’ve achieved and what other items are being added to our things-to-do list. With the end of the year coming up fast, it’s imperative to figure out how to meet the targets that haven’t yet been completed.

My favorite method is making a pro and con list. At a glance, I can see what I did and what worked and what wasn’t successful. Don’t wait until December 31 if you want to take stock. Do it as soon as you can and take corrective measures. That way, you can decide what steps to take to get back on track.

End the year strong and if you can’t, take a look at where you are and make a plan for how to do better next year.

Good luck!

In between figuring out what’s what, be sure to pick up a copy of Unforgettable Protectors.

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