Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year and New Goals

Can you believe it's 2012?! Holy crap. That's crazy! Seriously. 2011 had some ups and downs. I'm hoping 2012 will bring great news and opportunities for all of us. :)

Since everyone is making resolutions for the year, I'm going to join in. I have several goals I'd love to accomplish this year. I'll just share my writerly ones to you guys. Some will be a little harder to achieve, but I'm writing them down anyway. :)

1. Sell a book. (Yes. This will be hard and completely out of my control, but I can dream, right?)

2. Write 3 new books and polish at least two of them.

3. Go to two conferences.

4. Manage my time better.

5. Be more patient. (HA!)

6. Read 50 books.

7. Keep up my blog.

8. Make new bloggy friends! :)

Hopefully I can cross a few of these off a year from now!

It's good to be back! How was your holiday and do you have any resolutions for this wonderful year of 2012? ;)

26 comments:

Patti said...

I love all your goals, especially the 50 books and have more patience (my kids will like me to work on that one)

Happy New Year!

Cristina said...

excellent goals :)

I too need more patience. a lot more!

Hapoy New Year.

Leigh Covington said...

Awesome resolutions Chan. I have no doubt that you can achieve every single one of them :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I actually haven't really set any goals for this year. I'm still recovering from last year. I hope 2012 works out to be your best yet.

Kelsey said...

I think 2012 is your year!

Emily R. King said...

Great goals! I want to read more, too. I think I may even keep track of titles to keep me on track. Ha!
Best wishes to you and your family in 2012!

Angela Cothran said...

I'm terrible at resolutions. But I do have a goal to read 100 books this year. I can do it dang it!!!

Jessica Salyer said...

I need more patience too. Consider me a new blogging buddy. :) have a great 2012.

Megan said...

Good luck Chantele! Hope you exceed your goals for 2012- I'll be reading to hear when you do!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I'm shooting for 50 books too! What two conferences are you going to?

Jenny S. Morris said...

Nice goals. I need to be more patient too!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Tasha: I'm going to LTUE and Storymakers! (Hopefully Storymakers... If they don't sell out!)

JEFritz said...

Wow! Three new books? I could never get that done and polish them, too. And go ahead and dream. I'll buy a copy :)

Madeline Jane said...

Oooh, number 4 and 8 are especially good ones. Good luck with all of them. :)

Joanne said...

I seriously can't believe it's 2012. Wasn't it just 2011 summertime? Where does the time go ... My resolutions are to grow and learn more with my writing as I move to publish my book ...

Sarah Pearson said...

Hmm...maybe try to keep up with stuff ;-)

Michelle Merrill said...

Awesome! I just posted my goals as well. And I'm excited to exchange stories :) Good luck with your goals and have a great year!

David P. King said...

Write 3 books? Holy! And I thought one revision and 1 new novel was enough for me. Excellent goals. If you need a push, let me know. Just be sure to push me back. Harder. Okay?

Happy New Year! :)

Sara Bulla said...

So many awesome resolutions! I love this time of the year! I too want to read 50 books and step up my blogging skills. :) Good luck with getting a book sold! Awesome!

The Desert Rocks said...

Took the words right out of my mouth!
Happy New Year to you Chantele!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Sounds just about right :) You can do it!

Stephanie McGee said...

Good luck with the goals!

Nicole said...

Great goals! I need to work on #1 and #5 myself...somehow they seem to be a bit at odds. :)

Candice said...

Those are ambitious! I think you should make at least one of your conferences LTUE. I think I'm getting my flight tickets today!

Stacy Henrie said...

Great goals! I wish I could go to Storymakers this year - I've been every year for the last six - but I've got something else that weekend. Hoping to hit another conference at some point during the year.

Carol Riggs said...

Yes, absolutely. You certainly CAN dream. I'd like a publisher for 2012! We'll see what transpires. 50 books, wow! I'm not even going to put a number on mine, just a general "read more YA books." LOL Happy 2012!!