Monday, January 7, 2013

2012 Revisited and 2013 Writing Goals

HAPPY 2013!! Is it just me or does each year seem to fly by a little faster? I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing holiday, and is ready for great things to happen in the new year.

So, this time last year, I was basking in the happiness of finding the perfect agent for me. As you can see in the post, I'd written my big goal of finding my dream agent in ALL CAPS (you know, so the universe would know I was serious). You can also see in that next sentence that my goal for 2012 was to HAVE THE PERFECT PUBLISHER BUY MY BOOK (again, in ALL CAPS). In 2012, I had the perfect publisher buy not one, but two of my books, which clearly means that ALL CAPS possesses a strange magic--use it wisely.

Anyway, since my first book doesn't come out until next year (Fall 2014), I've struggled to come up with an all-caps goal for this year. Instead, my goals will be more task-oriented, so here are my main goals for 2013:
  1. Finish revising Book 1 of BURN OUT series (this is easy because I'm under contract and I do really well with external deadlines) 
  2. Write Book 2 of BURN OUT series (again, the contract thing, so no problem).
  3. Finish writing and revising new urban fantasy YA and send to agent. (I am on track to finish this in the next month or so)
  4. Start writing final BURN OUT book. 
  5. Get my a$$ back online, as I've sorely neglected  Twitter, FB, etc. for the past few months. 
  6. Read more books!!!!
I'm keeping my goals short and sweet for this year, because I work best that way. What about you? What are your writing or reading goals for 2013? Has anyone else found ALL CAPS magical?


  1. Well, I can't say I've tried all caps, but I'm not one to pass up any chance to converse with the universe. 2012 was the year of landing the agent of awesome so I'd love for 2013 to be THE YEAR MY BOOK GETS SOLD TO THE PERFECT PUBLISHER. Fingers crossed and lucky penny in pocket too, just in case. Good luck with your edits- looking forward to BURN OUT in 2014:)

    1. YAY for landing your agent of awesome, and good luck with your publishing goals in 2013--I'm sure the ALL CAPS can't hurt! Keep me posted! :)

  2. Awesome goals! I haven't tried the ALL CAPS, but I do have my wish list on my sidebar, and I've found it pretty lucky so far (*knocks wood*). :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for both of us, and may all your 2013 wishes come true!

    1. Thanks, Kelsey--I love your sidebar wish list and hope it all comes true for you!