Friday, December 13, 2013

Goals and Stuff. :)

Can you believe 2013 is almost over? SERIOUSLY! Seriously. Freaking crazy. This year has been insane. But a good insane. :) At the end of each year, I like to look back on the goals I made in January to see how I did. And to see what goals I actually made...because I don't really look at them again after I write them. Yes. I'm weird.

Let's see how I did!

1. Polish Not Your Average Happy Ending. Turn into Editor so it can be published this year. DONE! But it won't be published until March, which is fine. At least I finished, right? Haha.

2. Finish my WIP. It's a contemporary YA and it's scary writing so far out of my magical fantasy comfort zone. But I love this book. And I think it's a good thing it scares me so much. DONE! Fastest book I've ever written. And I love it. Love, Lucas will hit the shelves in Spring 2015!

3. Query my WIP. I'm absolutely terrified of querying agents, but I'm going to be brave and do it. You'd think I'd be a little more brave since I've been there before, but no. That's why I'm so scared. Been there. Done that. Hated it. DONE! And found my amazingly awesome agent, Nicole. :)

4. Enjoy writing. Last year I was so caught up in what I was doing wrong and so critical of myself, I lost the joy of writing for a while. I only finished one book last year and gave up on a bunch of others for that very reason. I'm getting back into loving it again. I'm done stressing over if it's good enough to get an agent or not. I want to just love the words, the stories and characters I write about. That's enough for me. DONE! I'm loving writing again. I'll admit it's still hard, but I love seeing how much I grow with each book.

5. Finish one more book and query it. DONE. Kind of. I did finish one more book, but my agent and I aren't shopping it around just yet...

6. I'm going to blog more. I've missed it. I may have to do it only once or twice a week, but as long as I'm blogging a little, I'll be happy. :) DANG. I've been a horrible blogger this year. With my little 1-year old running around, school for the kidlets, dance classes, piano and soccer. (For the kidlets, not me...) Yes. They take up all my time. Hopefully I can do better next year. I miss all my bloggy friends. :)

So much happened this year that I didn't expect to happen. I don't know how or why, but I'm so grateful to the people who have cheered me on through everything. I'm so excited to see good things happen next year. Not only in my life, but yours as well. Thank you for sticking with me this year, even though I don't post as often anymore. I'll do better. Hopefully. I'll be posting new goals in January, so I'll see you next year! ;) Bring on 2014!


ilima said...

So many great things to be proud of...way to go! 2014 is going to be awesome! :)

Trisha said...

Seems you've had a fabulous year! No doubt things will get even better in 2014! :)

It IS that time of year where take stock of the goals we set in the beginning & evaluate how we did. I'm going to do that as well, but "Done!"s won't be quite as frequent as yours :P

Michelle D. Argyle said...

I'm so excited for all that's happened with you this past year! Can't wait to get my hands on more of your writing. :)

Anonymous said...

Way to get be awesome! :) I hope your 2014 is going to be as productive as 2013. And I know people say this every year, but really, 2014? Already? Were does time go? We survived the apocalypse? Huh? ;)

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Congratulations on accomplishing so many writing goals! I'm envious. :) But my goal for 2014 is to devote myself more to fiction writing, not just to academic writing (my dissertation).

Shallee said...

You did a fabulous job on those goals! Way to go going above and beyond. :)