Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wrapping Up 2014

It's almost the end of the year... wow, I feel like this year went quickly! I felt like everything came too soon. It's time to wrap up my 2014 goals. I do goals every month, but I also have overall goals for the year. It's my "Things to Do" list, instead of resolutions.

Goals for 2014
Writing Goals –

* Complete another round of revisions by February
* Hire editor/cover artist
* Self-publish

“Somebody to Love”
* Complete revisions by June
* Send to critique partners
* Finish another round of revisions
* Query

“The Freaks/The Damned”
* Complete another round of revisions
* Consider self-publishing series

NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel

Personal –
* Finish rereading “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy
* Read at least 40 books
* See “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”
* Get a tattoo
I self-published my novella on April 1st. Though it didn't do as well as I hoped, I'm still happy that my novella is out there to be read and that people have enjoyed reading it. :)
"Somebody to Love"
I had intentions of finally editing my NaNo novel from 2013, but I did not get a chance to do it. I did read through it in December and I see potential in the first draft, but it will need some serious editing next year.
"The Freaks/The Damned"
As much as I love my YA Urban Fantasy novels, I've decided not to write the final book in the trilogy yet and to shelf the books until I decide I want to rewrite the whole series, due to some issues that can't be fixed easily. I love the books enough to put them away for now.
NaNoWriMo novel - "Sweet Little Lies"
I finished my YA Contemporary Romance on November 20th and though I've plans to change a lot of it, I'm excited to have finished it!
The little girl I nanny and me
Though I didn't get all of my goals done this year, I did read 60 books, twenty more than my goal of 40! I'm very excited about that! I read some really wonderful books this year that I might have to reread next year. :) How did your overall goals for 2014 go? I'll be sharing my new goals for 2015 on Wednesday, so be sure to check back!


  1. You had a very ambitious list--and look how much you DID accomplish, that's fantastic! Congrats on Breathless :-)

  2. That's a lot of crossed off stuff -and- 60 sixty read books. Looks like you've been busybusy. Brava!

  3. Congratulations on accomplishing so many goals; good for you! I like to do lists; they help me structure and plan out what I want to do, and there's something satisfying about crossing off items on the list once they're done.