Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday 13: Brand New Year Edition

Hi folks! Since it's a new year, I've decided to start a new feature for the blog - Thursday 13, which I've seen a number of other book folk using. Sometimes, it will be lists of 13 things, and other times it will be 13 lines from a WIP (if I ever have time to write again, that is). I hope to do this every week, and have occasional guests offer their 13s.

Today, the theme is Resolutions, since I never got around to doing that here at New Years. Though, I did do something similar at C.R. Moss's blog last week, and today Rebel Reasoning is doing a blog event surrounding the RIP writers and our writing goals for 2012 (go check it out - there's a giveaway!), so I have been thinking about the year ahead quite a bit.

Without further ado... my Thursday 13 for 2012!
  1. This year, I will write, polish, submit and contract at least one new short, one new novella and one new novel, to be published or at least contracted by the start of 2013.
  2. I will make book trailers for all of my books, since I have been slacking on that, as well as banners and buttons, etc.
  3. I will finish and edit all existing partials and manuscripts that are worth finishing and get them out of the nest - they are starting to build up around here.
  4. I will finally get on to that historical novel I have been flirting with for over a year.
  5. I will do a free story for Sept 2012, and finish that free read I already have underway.
  6. I will finish the non-fiction story I have started, and possibly take my first steps into self-publishing.
  7. I will resume and finish that abandoned humour chicklit novel I have started.
  8. Seek to improve my writing by participating with the crit groups that I found last year (but got too busy to continue with).
  9. I will look into getting a real website - and possibly actually do it.
  10. I will conquer NaNoWriMo again in 2012! I will re-write the NaNo2011 book this May. (And am toying with doing a personal NaNo in the summer, as well.)
  11. I will do some sort of in-person promotional event, likely surrounding my paperback releases.
  12. To launch the Pink Petal book and my Rebel Ink anthology with all my energy!
  13. More of a dream than a goal, since it's not something I have a lot of control over: I would love to have one of my books read by a book club or reading group this year. I will do what I can to make that happen.
Now, go visit Rebel Reasoning and check out all the RIP resolutions - and possibly win a prize!


2 comments:

kelworthfiles said...

Well, that's an impressive list of resolutions, but I do believe that you can accomplish them! May the muses flutter close to your ear.

Anne Holly said...

Thanks, perhaps a bit over-ambitious, but luckily a bunch of them overlap. I have to feel swamped, or I wouldn't do anything. :)

Happy New Year to you!

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