Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why I held off on resolutions

It has been a lot of fun reading everyone's New Year's Resolutions and I can't lie... I've been reading and making notes for my own plans! (If you haven't read Kiersten White's, you can read it here. Warning: don't take a drink before reading!)

I want to accomplish many things this year, about half of them are writing related and the other half lifestyle/exercise related. After some thought, here's a quick run down:


  • Finish the rewrite of my MG novel and send it to beta readers.
  • Write the query letter. Then chuck it, go through period of self-doubt, get back on the horse, and write it again.
  • NaNo 2012. 
  • Read 30 books (read more about the challenge, here)
  • Continue M, W, F blog schedule and work on blog re-design (and figure out how to format inane things like bullet lists!)
  • Improve on my 2011 half marathon time.
  • Work on getting up on time on work mornings.
  • Earn my health insurance gym credit (8 trips/mo) 9 out of the 12 months.
  • Decrease my body fat percentage.

I'll spare you the rest of the details, but that's a start. Obviously, I'll be covering the writing journey on this blog, but don't be surprised if you see a blog or two from me freaking out before the half marathon in May. 

So, for now, all sights are on the query letter process. I'm reading blogs, making notes, and making horrible drafts. But we all start somewhere, right? If you have any great resources about the query process, please post them in the comments! 


  1. Good luck with your goals! They sound like great ones and completely manageable. :)

  2. I planned to write some resolutions out Jan 1st. Still haven't done it, but I will. Thanks for inspiring me! My only query resources are and
    They are awesome.

  3. Don't freak out over the marathon - you can do it!

  4. Thanks, gang!

    Rain--thanks for the suggestions. Those are two of the best!

    Alex--Wait, who promoted me to the marathon distance?! (freaks out) It's just the half, PLEASE! :)

  5. I would love to finish this book this year. I've been working on it forever.

    Also, I'm planning on climbing Mt. Washington in the fall with my brother. Which means I need to start training like, 3 months ago. My legs have been so sore lately. Lol.

  6. we are so going to ROCK OUT 2012!
    And you can totally hit all those goals. They're completely doable. Just a little bit every day.

    ...omg, i totally just realized bogger now has reply options on comments! FREAK OUT!

    1. I KNOW! Yay for threaded comments. Way to go, Blogger! :)

  7. Those are great goals! I am going to try to hit a half marathon this year, too. Did one in 2010 and was so proud of myself, but missed it in 2011 so it has become my health related goal for 2012. Good luck to you!

  8. Your goals are really great. I have yet to write out a formal list, but they're still percolating in my brain. But I know the dreaded query process is high up on the list as well. We can do this!


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