That was Then
Last year I had a couple of solid goals:
1) Finish my novel
2) Get in shape
Did I meet them?
For the first goal. I did. But in a way totally unexpected. Mid-year I decided to shelve the novel I was working on, for an idea that had been swimming in my brain for a couple of years. I will be sending it out to beta buddies in the next two weeks. So YES! Goal met.
As for the second one, getting in shape. Did I meet it? Not so much. I digress.
This is Now
There is something about this year that has me giddy with hope and excitement and anticipation. It could be because my plan is to begin querying in February, and I haven't yet experienced the drudgery of waiting, accompanied with utter rejection. Over and over. But I'll tell you something, even with that notion on the horizon, I'm still totally pumped up for 2012!
So without further ado (and praying I don't bore you because this is quite possibly your 100th goals post you've read for the new year) I give you my goals for 2012:
-Query 10 agents at a time until I decide whether my query and/or manuscript is working, or is a total bust and in need of a rehaul.
-Land my dream agent (yep, I said it)
-Write another book and outline a third
-Get my dang finances in order
-Get organized--like, every junk drawer, and closet cleaned out. For real this time.
-Get my writers butt in shape. I know, I know. I said this one too. But seriously. I'm going to do it this year.
-Develop more meaningful relationships with my kids. Not just talk to them while my face is glued to the computer screen.
-Throw an even bigger 'Gearin' Up to Get an Agent Blogfest' (Oh yeah, it's coming back!)
-Get a website
-Do something new with my blog, or possibly start a group blog with like-minded writers (If anyone reading this has been thinking the same thing, let's talk:)
That's it. You think I can do it? What about 80% at least? I'm shooting for 95%.
What about you? If you haven't worn this topic into the ground, what are your goals for the new year?