On the Twelfth day of Christmas Vacation

January 2nd, 2009 • Kate

Twelve Drummers DrummingWell, hopefully we all survived my two weeks of vacation. I’m looking forward to getting back to work, closing some deals, and letting Robo-Daphne have some time off. I’m also going to be putting some thought into my New Year’s Resolutions. 2008 was a huge year for me — relocation, a new business, marriage — and while I hope that 2009 will be a little less chaotic, I always welcome change.
It’s the optimist in me — how bad can it be?
What are your New Year resolutions? I’m hoping to be better about responding to partials and fulls within the two months I promise.

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4 Responses to “On the Twelfth day of Christmas Vacation”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Seeing as how I somehow managed to write about 250,000 words last year but *still* don't have a finished manuscript to show for it (they were words scattered around a bunch of projects, not one massive, unfinished novel), I resolve to freaking finish something and actually start submitting to agents by the end of the year. Oy.

  2. Julie Butcher Says:

    I'm going to actually submit to agents this year, hopefully I'll make it far enough in ABNA to get useful crits. The second book will be finished by then and I should be well into the third. Then, one more revision and everyone get off the email, I'm coming through 🙂
    Oh, and ask Daphne if this was her…
    http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,6174,00….
    Julie

  3. Kathleen Says:

    Writing specific resolutions are:
    Polish synopsis and send out queries for Made You Look.
    Complete (at minimum) a first draft of Hemlock.
    Increase blog traffic.

  4. DeAnna Says:

    Here are my writer goals for 2009:
    Submit to ABNA!
    Attend/volunteer at Pikes Peak Writer's Conference!
    Get an agent and an accountant!
    Track writing expenses faithfully, start working on a business plan, and set up an office!
    Edit Slaughterhouse Jane or Magic Thread!
    Write another book in November!
    Write at least one non-embarrassing short story!
    I'm still debating whether I want to set up a pro (them not me) website.
    Go me!