Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflections and Resolutions!



            It was a year ago today when I sat up and said, “Somebody should write a book about vampires at DragonCon. That would be funny.” I often summon that mythical someone to fix broken things, invent awesome technology, right the wrongs of the universe, and take out the garbage. Not me--somebody. (Ok, the last one I summon my hubbie for.)
            Well, it was me this time. (Not the garbage -Ewww, no -the book!) New Year’s Eve is about reflection and resolutions.  So much about me and my life has changed over the course of the year. I don’t even think 2008 & 2009 versions of me would recognize each other.  And I love it! I started out 2009 on a whim, and I’m ending it with a dream.
            In the past year, I accomplished the following:
-          Wrote Iron Thirst and revised the crap out of it. (Isn’t that so eloquently put? Maybe I should go into literary fiction with prose like that.)
-          Completed two short stories.
-          Joined the Atlanta Writers Club and Sisters in Crime
-          Took two “Pitch” workshops and one Fiction Workshop.
-          Schooled myself on the mad art of query writing and the dark scary world of publishing.
-          Entered WOW! Fall Flash Fiction contest.
-          Started two new novels, about 10K words into them.
-          Started a blog and bribed 17 people to follow me. (Check’s in the mail, I swear.)
I accomplished other in my personal life, but I’ll stick to the writing world in this post. But not bad for not even knowing that I had the ability to write a novel.
So onward and upward. I have some pretty hefty goals for 2010, but let’s stick with the ones that I have control over.
-          Query Iron Thirst with great passion both written and verbally.
-          Finish a second novel. Either one of those that have been patiently waiting on me or a brand new one. I will have to follow my instincts on that one, and currently they are off on holiday. (My instincts are very British.)
-          Join the Romance Writers of America, both nationally and my local chapter.
-          Attend the Atlanta Writers Conference, and one other large one that involves me getting my happy self on a plane.
-          Write two more short stories for contest submission.
-          Continue to grow the blog. (AKA write more checks.)
-          Develop a strong writing schedule.
I have a feeling that this is going to be a great year & an even better decade.  I wish you all the best! May all your dreams come true in 2010.  Sorry this is a short post for me, but there is much drinking to be done.
Happy New Year!!

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic list and witty as always. I know how slow the mail can be so I'm patiently waiting for my check. It gets bigger the longer it takes to arrive, right?

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  2. Impressive list; both the 2009 and the future wishes. Good luck with querying IRON THIRST. It sounded like an amazing book.

    .........dhole

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  3. Thanks guys! Who knows what's in store for us this year! :-)

    Michele - thanks so much for the award! That's awesome.

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