Resolutions, And, A Giveaway!

I originally wrote THE NIGHT WE SAID YES because I like the idea of saying “yes” to things – things we’re afraid of, things we really want. Things that have risks involved. Things that are important.

I guess, in a way, it’s a lot like resolutions.

Resolutions are all about saying yes (or, sometimes, saying no) to things we want to change about ourselves. Work out more. Eat better. Stop biting nails. Stop wasting time on the Internet.

In the past, I’ve tried to make mine positive. Write more! Move into a house! Have a baby! Obviously just saying a resolution doesn’t mean it’s going to come true. You have to work towards it.

You can’t just say yes. That’s just the beginning.

So here we are. It’s 2015, the year THE NIGHT WE SAID YES comes out. In five months I’m going to be a published author(!!!!), which is INSANE on so many levels. It’s a resolution I made a long time ago – to write a book, and have it on shelves. I worked towards the resolution, I worked hard, and this is the year that resolution will come true.

To celebrate 2015, and to encourage YOU to say YES to something you’d love to do, I’m doing a giveaway.

Want to win a signed advanced copy of THE NIGHT WE SAID YES? Enter below! Let me know what you’re saying yes to this year…what your resolution is. There will be one winner. Contest open to US and Canada. Ends January 12th. Good luck, and HAPPY 2015! Let’s make it the best year yet.

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28 thoughts on “Resolutions, And, A Giveaway!

  1. Traci says:

    Congrats, so exciting for you! I actually decided not to make any resolutions for 2015, but instead choose a word that encompasses what I want to get out of this year. My word is surrender.

  2. Melissa Sarno says:

    I don’t know if it’s a resolution but this year I plan to answer phone calls from and talk on the phone more with far-away friends. Email is great but there is something about real conversation. I guess I want to have deeper connections with friends. So. That’s my goal. I guess I want to say ‘yes’ when the phone rings. I’m so excited to read this book : )

  3. Loverofbooks says:

    That is one amazing accomplishment for you! Congragulations, and best wishes to you! My resolution for 2015 is to read 50 books, and so far, I’ve finished my first book today! Hooray! ^..^

  4. Catherine says:

    Can’t wait to read it and support a fellow Floridian! This year I’m saying yes to writing my first book and being kinder to myself.

  5. Jen Haupt says:

    YAY I can’t wait to read it! So proud of you. :o)

    I have a few resolutions this year:

    1. Get healthier. I have specific goals in mind but I’m really trying to tap into just being healthier to feel better and be happier!
    2. Get through the first three levels of French Rosetta Stone. I want to visit France at the end of next year so I need to start because I think the entire program is supposed to take 18 months or something like that?
    3. Have a certain amount of money saved by the end of the year.
    4. Read at least one book a month. I’d love to do more but this would be a great start.
    5. Get a PR (personal record) at the OUC Half Marathon in December.

  6. Rachel @A Perfection Called Books says:

    I’m so excited for your book, Lauren!!

    My new year’s resolutions include reading at least 15 2015 debuts, I can’t wait to read the books by my blog event’s featured authors!! πŸ™‚

    I also plan on exercising more, aka more visits to the gym. Perhaps upping the number of books I read this year. More blogging productivity. Less procrastination. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway <33

  7. Joanne Southworth says:

    My resolution is to read more and do something scary, not every day but I am shooting for once a month. and I can’t wait for “The Night We Said Yes” to come out! I am so happy for you and happy for me, too, because I can say I actually know an author now. Yay!!!

  8. Andrew King says:

    If I were to say I have a resolution (I’m thinking of it more as a goal) it’s to get my life together more in my introduction to adulthood… I’d like to get my GED and begin working before the end of the year.. but for something fun, as always, is read plenty of books and get myself out of the house more as well! Maybe even get started on a book idea of my own. Anything is possible!

  9. Alex says:

    My resolution is finish my current WIP, write every single day, even if it’s just 100 words, and say yes to more adventurous things. And throw in a fun trip with friends somewhere in there.

  10. Ashley Loves Books says:

    i tried not to do set resolutions, just because I get anxious from the pressure. However, I’m definitely trying to eat better and be conscious about what I’m eating and how much.

    And if I did have to define one for 2015, it would be to leave my office moderately on time each day! I did so much overtime last year and stressed myself out and missed a lot of things with friends, and I just feel like it wasn’t really worth it.

    Happy New Year!

  11. Jen M says:

    I am so excited for this book! My resolution for this year is to be a little kinder to myself and then I have a lot of professional and personal goals, too, that I hope to accomplish as well. πŸ™‚

  12. Jen M says:

    I don’t know if my last comment took (if so, feel free to delete this) but I am so excited for your book! My resolution is to be a little kinder to myself. I have some professional and personal goals that I would love to accomplish on top of that as well.

  13. Eileen says:

    I’d like to not procrastinate so much. I hate it when I leave things to the last minute. It’s a bad habit of mine that I’d like to change. Hopefully 2015 will be awesome πŸ˜€

  14. xodisney4everxo says:

    Super excited for this book!!! I do have a few resolutions for 2015, but I think the most important ones that I know I want to accomplish are to obviously read more books and to be happy. I know they’re not special but for me, they’re something that I really want to accomplish this year. Especially being happy because I’ve learned that life is not long so why live it with an unhappy mood? πŸ™‚

  15. Katelin Bannan (@katelin) says:

    This year I’m saying yes to the unknown. With motherhood on the horizon I feel like there isn’t much I can actually prepare for. So my resolution is to take things as they come and to adjust. I don’t have any solid plans for what this year will bring but I welcome it all with open arms.

  16. kma3010 says:

    I am so beyond excited for you Lauren! I can’t wait to read this book. I don’t make resolutions, haven’t in a long time. I just constantly work to better myself. The only new things this year are getting my knee fixed and having more fun homeschooling my son (and expanding the things he learns about).

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