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!!