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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Years Goals

I used to always set goals at New Years, but then I never stuck to them, and promptly forgot all of them by the end of the year. So I haven't done it for several years now.
But this year, I'm going to try again - why? Well, because this year I can post my goals here, on my Facebook, and on my fridge where I know I have the best support team in the world - ALL OF YOU!!

See, now if I don't strive for my goals, or I forget about them, I am more conscious of my failings due to the fact that lots and lots of people now know what my goals are. So here goes - in no particular order.

1 - Attend at least 2 writing conferences

2 - Get at least 1 novel published (agent represented if at all possible!)

3 - Complete/Win NANOWRIMO 2013

4 - Participate in my ANWA writing group meetings each month

5 - Attend the book club that I keep promising to attend each year and not doing (and read the books too!)

6 - Complete at least 2 more novels

7 - Manage my time better (you would think that being a full time author I would have a better concept of writing time vs time for everything else - but somehow everything else gets in the way so I think I had better start scheduling in writing time.)

8 - Keep up my blog and make new blog friends!

Well, there they are. Nothing fancy, nothing too over the top, but huge accomplishments for me! I think I have spent too long being afraid of what people will say about my writing. So this year I'm going to break out, participate in everything I can, share my stories for critiquing (and cry later when nobody can see me :) ), and learn what I need to in order to make my writing polished and beautiful! Then maybe an agent will love them so much they will want to represent me. Yup, I like this plan! Wish me luck!!

Just as a fun personal note: The best moment of 2012 was when I got sealed to my wonderful husband in the Manti Utah Temple!

What are your goals for 2013?


  1. That sounds like a full plate to me! Good luck with your goals and congratulations on getting sealed! That's quite the accomplishement. Cheers to a prosperous 2013!

  2. Those are great goals! And what a memory for 2012! Congrats. Best wishes for 2013!

  3. Hello there. Looks like you're already making some blog friends. :) Great goals! It helps so much to write them down.

  4. You have some really good goals. We approve of all of them. Love the picture! Go for it. You can accomplish anything you want to.

  5. Those are great goals! I went to my first ever writing conference last year (my local SCBWI in Wisconsin) and my gosh, it was SO fun. So this year I'm doing two! LDStorymakers and my local SCBWI :)

    Good luck with your goals! Here's to an amazing 2013!


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