Sunday, December 25, 2011

Resolutions: 2012 Edition

Here a few of the things I hope to accomplish this year.

1. Have a baby- okay, this one is pretty much a given, but I thought I should put something on the list I KNOW I can and will do.

2. Read more books- this one is going to be SO hard. <- insert sarcasm. I read around forty or so this year, maybe a little less. I'd like to read one book a week in 2012. I'm a way fast reader so I think this is doable. But then again, with yet another newborn, it might not.

3. Finish two manuscripts- this one is a little bit of a cheat since I already have two stories that I'm part of the way through with. But it's hard not to get distracted, or abandon a project when things get rough. I'm determined to make this happen, and focus more on writing than in previous years.

4 spend quality time with my kids- I want run and play with them, not just be around them. I want them to grow up with memories of mom and dad doing fun things with them.

5 Query Fire and Ice- some time this year I know I'll be taking that plunge and entering the query trenches, I just don't know exactly when.
6. Be kind- this includes being grateful, and giving also. I want to be a better me. Kindness goes a long way in this world, and being a believer of Karma, I know that I need to put positive energy out there in the world, and not negativity. It's also good for my soul and health.
Okay, I think six is pretty good. I have those more personal goals like losing the baby weight after baby arrives, eating more healthy, being more organized and everything, but those resolutions are a dime a dozen. Hope you all have a happy new year and amazing 2012. Wishing you all the best. May we all be able to check off a few of the resolutions we make at end of 2011.


  1. Great resolutions! You're such a remarkable woman, you can do it. :) Happy New Year!

  2. FABULOUS goals! I especially love number one. :)

    Happy new year!!

  3. Wonderful goals! I hope you accomplish all of them.

  4. Yay for goals!! I'm fixin' to make me some of those too... at some point... maybe... haha ( :

    Good luck in the query trenches... its frightening. [shudders!] YOU CAN DO IT!

  5. These are fantastic goals. I hope you get to accomplish all of them. Don't be afraid of the query trenches, you can do it! Wishing you all the best for the new year!

  6. Fantastic goals and guess what? I'm convinced you'll accomplish them:)

  7. These are great! And finishing TWO manuscripts! More power to you!!

    Happy New Year!