Thursday, December 15, 2011

Here's to you...

2011. Here's a toast to you.

I thought that as the year draws to a close I'd look backward.  I posted my 2011 writing goals here on the blog.

I hit all but one of those.  My poetry efforts have slacked off.  And, if I'm being honest, my motivation to continue writing poetry has vanished since leaving grad school and no longer participating in poetry workshops, readings, and not having people around me to regularly read/critique my poetry and help keep me motivated on that front.

But I hit every other goal that I posted here on the blog.

I revised Lodestar to death.

I queried Lodestar, albeit only a little.

I wrote two books.  Truth or Dare and Mirror, Mirror.

As the year ends, not only am I looking back but I'm looking forward.  My goals for 2012:

1- Query Mirror, Mirror before mid-year
2- Write 2 more books this year
3- Edit at least 1 of those books and get it ready for querying
4- Attend at least 1 writer's conference this year
5- Participate in NaNoWriMo for the first time ever

So, what are your goals for the year of writing ahead?


  1. Sounds like you had an amazing year.

    My goals, get my book finished in time for an upcoming conference!!!

  2. Great job! Those are some good goals for next year. I haven't taken the time to really set mine out yet, but I need to do that. Have a great holiday!

  3. Ooo, Nano! What great goals, Stephanie! AND I am super impressed with how many goals you reached for this past year! That is really very, very awesome. Most people can't boast that at all. I certainly can't!

  4. Great goals!! And congratulations for reaching most of your goals for this year! That is so awesome! :D I need to figure mine out...

  5. Great job and best of luck with 2012!


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