Tuesday, January 1, 2013


By Maria C. Ferrer

Happy New Year! 2013 is here and the possibilities are … unlimited.

I don’t like making resolutions, as they are too easily dismissed. Instead, I set goals and make up to-do lists. My goals for the New Year are simple:

--to get butt in chair
--to write, write, write
--to finish the projects I’ve started
--to submit often

Also, I am not limiting my writing to just romance or just erotica anymore. I want to also write a children’s book I’ve been thinking of for the past year. I want to finish a murder mystery, which I just found the key that will tie it all together.

My talents are unlimited. My wants, my goals, my desires are … unlimited too, as they should be.

If we set limits on our writing, on ourselves, then we are selling ourselves short.

Isn’t that what we tell our children? That they can be anything they want to be; that they can do anything they want to do. Don’t we encourage them to dream big; and, the bigger the better? Why should kids be the only ones to dream? Why are only kids the inheritors of unlimited possibilities? Adults have dreams too. And, we know how big we can dream and how to make those dreams come true.

I can write anything, be anything. Maybe my writing is not as great as say, Nora Roberts or Eloisa James, but that’s fine. Skill will come with time and hard work. And, I am ready for that. In fact, I am eager to get started, to open my notebook, to take pen in hand, to write.

And the New Year is a great excuse to start afresh. After all, I am unlimited.♥

Maria C. Ferrer is the new President of RWA/NYC. She writes contemporary romance under her real name, and erotica under the pseudonym Del Carmen. Maria’s work has been published in two anthologies from Cleis Press and Ravenous Romance, and in magazines, such as Star, Penthouse and Cosmopolitan for Latinas. Visit her at www.4horsewomen.blogspot.com and www.mydelcarmen.com.


  1. Well said, maria. You are so right. I hope you reach all your goals in 2013 and the same for he rest of the chapter.

  2. I agree and plan to embrace all you've said in 2013 too.

  3. Your goals are my goals! I need to get butt in chair more often!!

  4. Brilliant post, Maria! Here's to being unlimited in our dreams and goals!