Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Goals

2011 was a successful year:
  • Finished my first manuscript
  • Did a rough edit of my first manuscript
  • Participated in my first NaNoWriMo and won my first
  • Finished my second manuscript
  • Met a lot of awesome writers and received a lot of amazing feedback
  • Got married
  • Had my best friend and her new boyfriend move in (also my brother-in-law)
Writing Goals for 2012:
  • Complete the #500WIP Challenge (set forth by Cara Michaels) - Write 500 words a day, every day
  • Find an agent (or at least query all the agents on my "top" list for my first manuscript)
  • Edit my second manuscript 
  • Midway through the year (June or July) query those same agents for my second manuscript (if none picked up the first, that is)
  • Finish the following manuscripts:
    • Rioss Book One
    • Kingdom of Obsession
    • A Good Criminal Heart
    • 2042
  • Edit and package Rioss to be queried in the fourth quarter of the year
Personal Life Goals for 2012:
  • Find a day job where I work directly with people and/or animals:
    • USC, UCLA, or a college position (student services, student housing, student life, etc.)
    • Dog trainer, dog walker, kennel worker, etc.
  • Finish a few crafting projects
    • Sewing/redesigning the purple dress
    • Create and sell more light switch plates
    • Finish my Legend of Zelda painting
    • Finish the tree of life painting
    • Finish the sunset painting
Reading Goals for 2012:
  • Create one monthly giveaway each month
  • Participate actively in the To Be Read Pile Challenge
  • Read at least three books a month
I tend to think big and set my hopes high for each year.  But I'm hoping that I can come back to this list and keep myself on track.  It helps that I'm now part of certain groups that will hold me accountable (like #WIP500 and TBR Pile Challenge).

And of course, my ultimate goal:  Enjoy every minute of it.  So far so good.


  1. That's a whole, heck-of-a-lot of goals...

    Good luck!

  2. @1000th.monkey - here's hoping! I really want to get a lot of this done :)

    I just finished one of the books in my TBR Pile, so at least I'm starting somewhere ^_^

  3. looks like you accomplished a lot in 2011. good luck with your 2012 goals!