Saturday, December 31, 2011

To the New Year!

My first birthday, Dec. 31, 1989
Today is a very special day!  Today is my 23rd birthday and it's also New Year's Eve of 2011.

Goals for 2012

Writing Goals –

“Down in the Creek”
* Hear back from waiting agent/publishing company (May 2012)
* Revise – do a new round of editing (March 2012)
* Consider self-publishing for book

“To Love Without Hope”
* Complete another round of editing before January 23rd
* Modify 300 word pitch, create new excerpt
* Enter in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest (Young Adult Fiction) on January 23rd
* If doesn’t do well in the contest, query a few more agents
* Decide if self-publishing is a good idea

“The Secret”
* Write a second draft, removing non-essential parts and changing the ending

* Complete first draft by August

NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel!!

Research possible graduate colleges to get a MFA in Creative Writing

Personal –

* Go to New Zealand and see the beautiful land
* Stop biting my fingernails (I really want to achieve this one!)
* Reread “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy
* See “The Hobbit” Part 1
* Find a literary agent!
* Get a tattoo

I hope you all have a wonderful last day of 2011 and I will see you all on the other side! :)


  1. Awww, so cute! Happy birthday to you! :) Great goals. You'll be busy! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a day of awesomeness.

    Love your goals. I wish you much success in reaching all of them!

    (Man, I need to get cracking on mine) :)

  3. Happy New Year and Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have some great goals!