Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Year in Review... for Me

Wow, I can't believe that the year is almost over. So much has happened this year. Although, I can say the same thing for the last couple days too. I'm finally back home and not hanging around at airports or on airplanes. Hooray!

Anyways, so much has happened this year. I've made writer friends and critique buddies. Revised a few different WIPs. Read so many books. Co-founded this awesome blog. And I wrote two books! This was also a year that I finally delved fully into the world of querying agents. I'd queried in the past, but it hadn't been anywhere close to the scale that I did this year. And okay, I haven't found an agent yet, but I'm certain that something good will be happening within the new year. So many great things have happened recently, things that have kind of been building blocks toward better and more.

Yes, years end usually brings about optimism for a more successful upcoming year, but that's great, especially when one acts and makes a plan to stick to what they want to accomplish in the new year. Form New Years Resolutions more like goals and decide what you really want to achieve in the upcoming year.

I know with my "goals list" for 2010, I wrote down quite a bit of stuff I didn't get to. Maybe because I didn't work as hard at the beginning of the year as I did at the end of it, but also because I think I made it more like the kitchen sink of deciding later what I wanted to pick out of it. The bad point about that, is that it's easy to get overwhelmed and think I'm not getting to everything I wanted to achieve.

Anyways, what's been your most satisfying achievement this year? Do you write out New Years Resolutions?


  1. For me that I finished the books I wanted to :). Alas, they are no where near ready to go out which was another part of the goal- but I did get part of it!

    I usually do, then lose the paper- so this year I'm posting them ON my desk :)

    Happy New Year Sarah!

  2. Your year sounds like it was busy! But the good kind. ;D Thanks for reminding me to actually write my goals down, instead of just keeping them up in my head.

  3. I'll be pleased when my latesst WIP goes out the door to an agent. It's close.

  4. Sounds like a busy year! I have written a few goals for next year, knowing that a lot of it is outside my control but that I'll do what I can. Biggest achievement this year was working with my editor and completing revisions on the first novel to be pubbed next year.

  5. Most satisfying achievement? Well, getting the agent, selling the book...all good. But honestly? Making it through the editing process without falling to pieces! ;-)

  6. Hey everyone! Thanks for the comments! :-D I hope all of you have a Happy New Year!

    Marie, I know how that is. I have to keep my goals in a certain spot, or I tend to lose them as well.

    Darcy, yeah! It was in some ways. I hope 2011 is even busier though! =) Yep, it's great to write down goals. I think it's better to keep focused with them.

    Darcy, that'll be great!

    Suzanne, yep, that's the thing with publishing. I'd love to say that 2011 is going to be the year I get an agent, but I can only submit and query, it's totally out of my control for them to say yes. That's a great achievement!

    Maureen, those are awesome achievements! I'm happy for you. =)