January 2017 –LETTERS from Linda– What’s your resolution?

LETTERS from Linda


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Linda Joyce

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Linda Joyce was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, yet she calls New Orleans home. Though she grew up traipsing across the United States from one Air Force base to the next, add in a four-year tour of Japan, she always returns to New Orleans to recharge and reconnect with her roots. However, people often give her odd looks when she explains she’s Irish-Cajun-Japanese. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Management, she worked as a Litigation Manager at an insurance company. While living in Kansas, she left corporate America and is now an award-winning writer under contract for her first novel. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir. Linda loves the game of Six Degrees of Separation and loves connecting with people. She always seeks to discover if she may have crossed paths with them before.

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  1. Posted by Karen Hrdlicka Reply

    My resolution is to read more and stress less. I was just short of my goodreads challenge and that won’t happen again, lol
    Thank you for the chance

  2. Posted by KAY MAHARREY SIGLER Reply


  3. Posted by peggy clayton Reply

    Well we were going to do the reverse savings this year if Tim worked during the winter we could start it but when they laid him off and we were shocked then that went away. So mine is reading the bible every day along with my womans bible I have had so much bad thing happen the last few weeks then got a call from a dr yesterday with the worst news about my disease and my liver I just knew I was doing the right thing. Then i just read an email from a friend who lost her house on Christmas so that even shocked me as I had not read about it she thought i had. My friend just went thru cancer breast chemo last summer and she is the same age as I . I met her at farmers market she has a large stand of vegis and her husband used to be my husbands boy scout leader. Happy New Year. Thank you for the chance as i would love to read and review the new books !

  4. Posted by Mandie Baumgart Reply

    I don’t make New Years resolutions…I never keep them anyway

  5. Posted by Katrina Dehart Reply

    I’m wanting to get my house cleaned and organized. My health has been bad and I have four teenagers that are not exactly neat. This is the start of getting iit all put back together!

  6. Posted by Linda Rimer-Como Reply

    I don’t like to make resolutions but this year I’d love to improve my health.

  7. Posted by Dean Young Reply

    I don’t make resolutions, as they are never kept but I do make goals. This year my goal is to obtain employment in my chosen field. πŸ™‚

  8. Posted by pamela priebe Reply

    My 2017 resolutions are #1- to take 1 trip to visit my FB friends.
    #2- to save 25.00 a month to spend on myself this December.
    #3- to read 2 books a week.
    I figure I can at least get 2 out of 3 done by the end of this year.

  9. Posted by Mary Young Reply

    To smile more

  10. Posted by Arlene Reply

    This year I will read more! No point in saying I will lose weight or clean my house more often! That never works!

  11. Posted by Lori R Reply

    I am getting ready to downsize my home so my goal is to start throwing out, donating, or giving things away.

  12. Posted by Karilyn putt Reply

    I am planning to go a few different avenues to get my photography work “out there”. I am going to take the time for me, to grow my business, and do what I love!

  13. Posted by Anne Marie Carter Reply

    I don’t generally make resoultions but, this year I did. My resoultuion is to lose some weight.

  14. Posted by Dusty Summerford Reply

    I don’t believe in resolutions. I just try to be the best person I can be.

  15. Posted by Kathy Reply

    I want to stay healthy. Kathy

  16. Posted by Edoc Reply

    To stop and smell the roses this year. To try NOT to rush through each day but to take a few minutes to be grateful for what I have and what I have accomplished.

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply


      Grateful is my word for 2017, too. πŸ™‚


  17. Posted by Linda Crandall Reply

    My basic resolution is to get to the end of the year alive and kicking… Sounds easy, but at a certain age…

  18. Posted by Laura Reply

    One of my resolutions is to continue working on follow through, completing things I start,
    Yup, I am already struggling.

  19. Posted by Cathi Gil Reply

    I don’t make resolutions because who really keeps them for the whole year? However, I decided that I need to spend more time cultivating my friendships.

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply


      Hey there, friend! πŸ™‚


  20. Posted by Joye Reply

    I have had the same resolution for the last 5 years. It is to read 10 authors new to me.
    I have met those goals and been introduced to a lot of really good writing. My list of TBR authors has grown a lot.

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply


      How do you go about finding the new authors you want to read. What a wonderful goal for new authors.


  21. Posted by Louise Risser Reply

    I would like to loose some weigh I gained after my knee surgery.

  22. Posted by Carolyn Brown Reply

    My new years resolution is to try to not stressing so easily and to try to not be so crabby to everyone.
    I need to relax and enjoy life more.

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  24. Posted by Tina Jones Reply

    I make realistic goals for myself. This year I **WILL**…
    > lose a minimum of 20 pounds (already lost over 30)
    > read a minimum of 104 books, but my focused goal is 120.
    > attend one book/author signing/event.

    Thank you for the chance & Happy New Year.

  25. Posted by Brittany Reply

    I’m still creating my 2017 goals/resolutions, but I’ve set my Goodreads reading goal as 80 books with a stretch goal of 90.

  26. Posted by Mary Goodman Reply

    I didn’t make in resolutions this time around.I’m just going to try and eat healthier this year

  27. Posted by Rose Foster Reply

    I made a promise to spend more time with my family

  28. Posted by Amanda Dority Reply

    My new years resolution every year for the past few has been to get financially stable again. Hopefully this year is the year it’ll get done! My wish every year is for my son’s continued health and for him to stop growing so much, haha. Anyway, thanks for the opportunity and wish me luck on getting my finances back on solid ground in 2017! I just got a promotion and raise, so maybe this’ll be my year to shine! Woot-woot!!

  29. Posted by Shelia Hall Reply

    My resolution is to eat healthier and exercise more . Also to grow closer to God.

  30. Posted by Sharon Cowan Reply

    I didn’t make a resolution per second but I want to change some of my behaviors including my “potty mouth” when in public.

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply


      lol, I have the problem now and then..

  31. Posted by Danyelle Wadsworth Reply

    My resolution at least one of them was to eat healthier and try to loose weight.
    Thanks for the opportunity at the giveaway!

  32. Posted by Colleen C. Reply

    I am going to read as much as I can! πŸ˜€

  33. Posted by Sharon Guagliardo Reply

    I really don’t have any resolutions. I would like to lose some weight. And I want to read more. That’s about it.

  34. Posted by Cheri Madison Reply

    I’m going to learn to drive my 4WD truck!

  35. Posted by Terry Poage Reply

    I didn’t make any New Years Resolutions, I never do. I just hope that it is a better year than last year.

  36. Posted by maritza baez Reply

    I’m going to do more cooking instead of eating processed foods

  37. Posted by Valerie Miller Reply

    My resolution is to pay off another 2 bills in 2017 like I did in 2016. I also want to try to eat a little healthier and exercise a little more.

  38. Posted by Joann Hunter Reply

    I don’t make resolutions, as I don’t tend to keep them. If I choose to do something, I do it regardless of the time of year.

  39. Posted by Michelle Ferrari-Johnson Reply

    2016 was very hard on our family. 2017 has already begun to outshine last year. Resolutions I don’t really make as I am old…er…..and don’t fly a fig in regards to impressing people. I read all of the time as I am injured (blah, blah part) and I remain slightly sane by diving into books. I am new to you but looking forward to exploring your world~

  40. Posted by Kari Gillespie Reply

    It’s not really a resolution however last year was so busy and I am trying to slow down a little this year

  41. Posted by Janet Senk Reply

    I lost 20 lbs. in 2016, and plan to lose more this year. Going to try and go to gym more each week to help me; I just have to get over being shy and working out in front of people, even though the gym is cool and no one cares. Ha.

  42. Posted by Donna Newman Reply

    I’m going to not stress so much and enjoy this year , and eat healthier (or try too ) .

  43. Posted by clynsg Reply

    I stopped making resolutions years ago–I could never seem to fulfill them, at least not to my satisfaction.

  44. Posted by Penel j Smith Reply

    I want to become more joyful and more compassionate.

  45. Posted by Rachael Clemons Reply

    Mine is to worry less.

  46. Posted by Barbara Hackel Reply

    Linda, I am not a resolution maker. I do try to sit down at the end of the year and write a list of things that disappointed me, or things I thought I should have handled better. Funny how the first 9 months of the year is usually forgotten. Was it perfect? Was I perfect? Hahahaha not at all! I guess that time just has a way of soothing and healing issues. Anyway, this year I decided to change my method, and have promised myself (kinda like a resolution) that monthly I would make my list of “complaints” and then my list of ways I could improve things. Maybe by making a monthly list I will make some long overdue changes for the better. And isn’t that what we all want for the new year anyway?
    Happy New Year to all. May 2017 be a wonderful year.

  47. Posted by Jackie Reply

    Resolution for 2017. Try to eat healthier

  48. Posted by JILL PETROVA Reply

    I have resolved to be more compassionate to people around me

  49. Posted by Nancy Burgess Reply

    I’m going to take more time for reading and eat healthier.

  50. Posted by Courtney Kinder Reply

    My Resolution this year is to save money to buy a new car. Thanks for the chance!

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Hey there! You’re one of the 3 winners from the January LETTERS from Linda giveaway. I’m sending you an email. Please confirm your email address and I’ll send the trilogy of eBooks of the Fleur de Lis Brides. Congrats!!
      Linda Joyce

  51. Posted by Marilyn Reply

    My New Years revolution is to learn to sew. Thanks for the giveaway. Wishing you and yours a blessed,healthy and happy 2017.

  52. Posted by K'Tee Bee Reply

    My resolution was to try to focus on doing fun things and less on work things. Life is too short to just work. I need to spend more time with family & friends.

  53. Posted by Joan Reply

    My resolution is o get back to my genealogy. Have a Happy New Year. Thanks for the opportunity to win these lovely books.

  54. Posted by Marion Reply

    My resolution is to continue learning the violin. Thank you for this generous giveaway. Have a blessed New Year.

  55. Posted by KD CLARK Reply

    I resolve to work on Healing my body, mind, spirit and to Create Not Consume. Thanks for this Chance. Good Luck to All! Love & Peace, πŸ™‚

  56. Posted by Yaritza Santana Reply

    I would like to start a Masters program, eat healthier and read 200 books.

  57. Posted by Winnie Kowalski Reply

    Make more time for family and friends.

  58. Posted by Julie Sauer Reply

    My resolution is to get to the game gym on a regular basis to help get my strength back

  59. Posted by Amanda Reply

    My 1 & only resolution this year is to get my kids healthier. Games have Games way to important to them, & they’ve forgotten how to play in real life. So I’ve gotta be mean mommy & nix the media time & increase the outside play time.

  60. Posted by Ligia Booth Reply

    I’m going to try and cook more. I hate the kitchen and cooking.

  61. Posted by Elaine Folger Reply

    My resolution is to be more patient witth others. I’m working on that one. I also want to be more careful what I eat. I’m trying to eat healthy.

  62. Posted by Crystal Benedict Reply

    Mine isn’t so much of a resolution as a hope. I wish for no more heartache this year. I lost my husband in May of 2016 and my Mom broke her hip less then two weeks later. So less heartache this year is my wish. No more horrible things.

  63. Posted by Chelsea Hackert Reply

    My resolution, to lose some more weight and get into shape

  64. Posted by Mary Preston Reply

    I want to step out of my comfort zone more. I like my rut far too much.

  65. Posted by Katie Lahey Reply

    I’m not a big one for resolutions because I usually don’t keep them, however, recently I realized that I need to stop always looking at the future and start living more in the present (there’s a lot that is missed if you don’t stop & look sometimes). So, with that in mind, I have challenged myself to find at least one good thing each day to be grateful for and enjoy those moments.

  66. Posted by desiree Reply

    welll it to stay out of hsotal and then i am going to keep off 150 i lost and try to increase the 4 up and down to 6 up and 6 back dalily and then get more books done

  67. Posted by Judy Pina Reply

    My resolution is to try to pay off as much debt as I can. I would like to pay off my house this year.

  68. Posted by Bonny B Reply

    To fight (my end 2016 year)diagnosis of MS… I lost my fiancee because of this diagnosis. He didn’t think he could survive another wife dying before him. (His previous wife died if breast cancer) But, I am not giving up on him or my MS diagnosis. I will fight and win!!!

    • Posted by Linda Joyce Reply

      Bonny! Hey there! You’re one of the THREE winners from my January newsletter giveaway! I’m sending you an email to confirm the address where I can send you books.

      Linda Joyce

  69. Posted by Margaret Appel Reply

    My resolution is not to make any! If I don’t make any then I don’t break them πŸ™‚ Instead, I’ll just make small changes thru the year and hopefully some of them will stick, like drinking more water πŸ™‚

  70. Posted by Rebecca Foley Reply

    I am hoping to find a new job as I lost mine in 2016 due to several surgeries.

  71. Posted by Jean White Reply

    My main resolution is to be healthier this year. I will make Dr appointments and actually go to them. I will eat more vegetables and less chocolate and I will read less and walk more.

  72. Posted by Lori Reply

    I stopped making resolutions because I can’t seem to follow through. But my hope for 2017 is to make better choices to becoming healthier.

  73. Posted by Brenda Lewis Reply

    I resolve to earn an A in Classical Mythology.

  74. Posted by Cassandra D. Reply

    To work out more.

  75. Posted by Carol Hicks Reply

    To be more gentle & forgiving with others.

  76. Posted by Elizabeth Sul-Celline Reply

    make choices to encourage health and happiness

  77. Posted by Rhonda Dennis Reply

    To really lose weight. πŸ™

  78. Posted by Cindy Reifel Reply

    I stopped doing resolutions years ago because it usually only took a few weeks for me to blow it. I will say that, after last year, I’m determined that 2017 will be MUCH better!

  79. Posted by Julie McDonough Reply

    I don’t make New Years resolutions, I just try to do my best every day.

  80. Posted by Angela Reply

    To be more organized

  81. Posted by rm2h Reply

    To become emotionally healthy.

  82. Posted by Ria Alemina Reply

    My resolution for 2017 is i could make a big sell for my newbie online shop that i worked with my sister.

  83. Posted by Sara Reply

    Thankful for the little things in life and enjoy them. Be thankful for everyone in my life and the ability to help when I can.

  84. Posted by Jackie Wisherd Reply

    My resolution is to finish projects already started before beginning new ones. I think this would help me get better organized too.

  85. Posted by Freya Airlyn Reply

    My resolution for this 2017 is i could lose some weight from my diet! Hopely what i do worked! =)

  86. Posted by sherry butcher Reply

    Not on to set resolutions but goals. I set the goal then take it apart to do steps and make some progress on the way to help keep me focused. A. Yoga step 1 start doing a little 2 times a week. step 2 up yoga to 3 times a week. B walk the dog more. 1. everyday, 2. 1 morning and 2 after supper.
    Good luck all on your resolution.

  87. Posted by lori byrd Reply

    I quit smoking dec. 30th and intend to keep it!

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