Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Word of the Year #IWSG #WOTY Score

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Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin!

January 4 question -

Do you have a word of the year?

I've never had one before.
"Instead of a rigid resolution, a Word of the Year is your constant (yet gentle) reminder to focus on creating positive change."
Achieve is the first word to come to mind.

I figured I'd do more research first.
  • What could I use more of in my life? Positivity, encouragement, triumphs
  • What could I use less of in my life? Stress, feeling overwhelmed, death
  • What characteristics would I like to have? intelligent, kind, ethical, self-confident, protective, resilient, leader, affectionate
  • By the end of the day, I feel exhausted
  • How do I want to feel? accomplished

WOTY Challenge

That ending doesn't feel right, being told to just toughen up. Nor do I seek revenge. 
Achieve and accomplish are the words I like the most so far. So I went to the thesaurus. 



to achieve an advantage or a success
intransitive verb: to gain or have the advantage
to succeed in an activity or to achieve something

That's my word of the year.


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It picks up where the first book left off. It is still a Speculative Fiction / Urban Fantasy, set in 2006, though this one focuses a bit more on the paranormal romance angle. The main characters pass for the 18–29 age bracket, so it's still New Adult. (Though college is no longer one of Wend's primary concerns. She has something entirely different to learn now.) 
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  1. Cool cool. ๐Ÿ˜Ž My word would probably be

  2. You put a lot of time and thought into picking your word for this year. I hope you achieve a lot of success this year. Congrats on your upcoming book.

  3. Accomplish is a very positive word. And cool you have a book coming out.

  4. Congratulations for the upcoming book. I liked how you decided on your woty. May you achieve all that you set out to!

  5. Great job answering this question! And I love the AI-generated choice.

  6. Sounds like a good word for the year :-) Happy 2023!

    Ronel visiting for IWSG day An Author’s Goals for 2023

  7. I like your word and how you found it. :)

  8. Congrats on your book. Achieve is a fantastic word. Happy New Year!

  9. Bravo on your forthcoming release. All the luck with it! I'm exhausted by the end of my days, too, Lenni. I wish you every success in 2023!

  10. I love how you went deeper with this. Those are all important questions we should ask ourselves.

  11. I hope you achieve all of your goals. Have a wonderful 2023!

  12. I love the word you chose. And I think you're going to do just that. Congratulations on having your book selected for the IWSG Goodreads Book Club!

  13. I love how much thought you put into this! Score.

  14. Great word. I like the thesaurus idea.

  15. Hi! Score is a great word. Mine for this year is Delight. Last year was abundance. I've been picking a word for about 10 years now. Some of my other ones were believe, create, flow, dance, change. I'd like to hear how you feel about this word or how it has been in your life in six months.

  16. Score is such a fun word! I hope you achieve many great things this year!

  17. I love the analytics you went through to come to your decision of choosing Score. It's fun to see the thought process behind it and the research put into it.

  18. Best wishes for your goals this year. May you achieve them all.

  19. Congrats on the new book! I like your word-of-the-year process. :)


  20. Great word of the year! Happy New Year!

  21. Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind words. I think achieve is a good word to guide you through the year. I hope your lauch goes well. I signed up.

  22. Happy new year! That's a fantastic word choice. Here's to a great year to achieve wonderful things!

  23. Accomplish is a good word choice. 2023 is my first WOTY and my word is Steady.

  24. Love the way you took us through your process! Great choice, too. Sending you advance congratulations on your book!


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