Thursday, January 1, 2015

Beginning a New Year

Well, Happy New Year everyone. I'm not sure if it feels like it came quickly or slowly.

But, here's a quick view of my past year for you..... (the highlights that I can remember, at least)

  • I celebrated my first year anniversary with my wonderful husband.
  • A few days before that, my grandfather on my father's side passed away. I was unable to go to the funeral.
  • We moved from one city to another, same area though.
  • We adopted a kitty named Kally, who is finally cuddling with me, though sometimes at some of the most inconvenient times.
  • I published my first ebook, a short story called Dorcha Adhmad.
  • I published my first novel, The Unknown Elf.
  • I had my first blog tour.
  • I had my first launch party.
  • I got rejected by a lot of agents and publishers before deciding to go independent, at least for this story.
  • I made a few new friends.
  • I won third place at my work's gingerbread making contest.
  • I was asked to be the maid of honor for one of my good friends and coworkers.
  • Visited the Dallas Zoo for the first time.
  • Attended several anime/voice actor conventions, including being on staff for the first time.
  • Was asked to help in the nursery at church
  • Became a member of ANWA
  • Finished the rough draft for book one of my dragon series.
  • Almost finished the rough draft for book two of my dragon series.
  • Finished up another novel, Kas, which I plan on querying this year.
And those are the things I remember most. I'm sure there are a lot more, but I think I'll keep them to myself for now

Now, as is customary, people like to make a list of "resolutions" for the new year. I don't like the term, because it's usually used lightly, and most don't follow through. Though, if you think about it, the word stems from resolve, which is a determination to do something. So, in a way, it is appropriate. However, for all intents and purposes, I would rather state my "goals" to any resolutions for this new year.

In 2015, it is my goal to:

  • Publish at least one novel (preferably traditionally)
  • Become a "stay at home" mom
  • Visit outside the state, including traveling back to Utah to visit family
  • Find a diamond (if possible) by visiting the Diamond Crater park in Arkansas
  • Attend a writing convention (if at all possible)
  • Help my husband find a better job
  • Sell at least 100 copies of any of my published works, by June
  • Find a different housing option, preferably a house
  •  Eat more healthy foods, less unhealthy ones
  • Try to take more time for me (since I have a really bad habit of running around with projects to the point of making myself sick)
  • Enjoy life
  • Go see the Eiffel Tower in Paris.... Texas that is. :D
And that is what I hope to do this year. Fingers crossed I get at least half of those in, or more... And if I can get more than that, that would be great too.

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