2011: I am so glad to see you go that there are no words. Well, here’s an attempt: gratilief. The fun I had online was only exceeded by the misery offline. If 2011 tries to come back, it and I are going to have to throw down.
Way back at the beginning of the year, I made up a list of resolutions. Let’s see how I did.
1. Make a more regular blog schedule.
People like focused blogs. Unfortunately, I like randomness, at least when it comes to topics. It keeps things interesting. Sigh. But I suppose a little more structure can’t hurt.
Done and done.
2. Write two more books.
I think this will probably be the easiest of my resolutions. I have tons of ideas I want to try out. I definitely know what one will be, but the second is a little more up in the air.
One is done but the other, my NaNo project, is still unfinished. But considering, I did all right.
3. Get one of the above books to the “reader ready” point.
Now this is the hard part. Partly because it means editing. After I finish the two books, I’ll focus on one and really edit the crap out of it. Writes, rewrites, re-rewrites, and the all-important beta reading. I fear I’ll have some trouble with keeping this one!
This is a “kind of”. One book has been sent out to betas, but I haven’t gotten as far as I wanted in editing it. What can I say. It’s been chaotic.
4. Follow more blogs.
Another easy one! Don’t worry. I won’t neglect my friends.
Hells yeah! I do love visiting blogs.
5. Have another contest—international, too.
I’ll pick out some more books. Don’t hold your breath, though. This might take a few months. I’ll visit Borders, which has a better selection of non-fiction than my local bookstore.
Another contest, yes x2, international…sigh, no. Sorry guys.
6. Make significant progress towards getting A Safe Place In Hell published.
Another hard one, mostly because I’m still a novice. I need to write a snappy query letter and send it out, but I’m nerved up. I can read post after post, book after book on the subject and still fail. Hard work is up ahead. I can’t back down.
Unfortunately, no. I did edit it more, but it’s not nearly ready, probably because I was distracted by a shiny new project and annoying personal matters.
7. Be the baddest bad ass I can be.
I feel this one is self-explanatory.
Well, obviously. I probably could have been badder, though.
Not bad in all. How did you do this year? Did you meet your goals, writing or otherwise? Oh, and Happy New Year!