I'll have to say that I'm looking forward to putting 2010 behind me. Not because it was a bad year for me. After all, I did manage to find a great publisher for The Paris Secret! But I'm excited about 2011 and the new writing projects I'm working on. It's been 3 1/2 years since my last publisher dropped me and I finally feel like I'm getting my writing career back on track. So here is what I've got planned for the new year:
Writing-Duh! That's a no brainer ; ). I'm going to be really ambitious and try to get 3 books done in 2011. I'm going to finish Clipped, the first book in a new urban fantasy series, begin the sequel to The Paris Secret, and a YA novel that has been percolating for two years. I'm a slow writer so this will be a challenge to say the least. Oh, and the fifth book in my Kendra Clayton series but technically that doesn't count because it's finished and just needs editing.
Meet New Authors-I'm very shy. This is something I've struggled with all of my life. But the Internet is made for people like me. I've met some really great people online (I'm looking at you Shirin Dubbin!) and I hope to meet many more.
Reading-I didn't get as much reading done this year as I would have liked. But I was happy to discover some great new to me authors this year and hope to discover many more next year. Here's who I enjoyed reading this year in no particular order:
Ernessa T. Carter
Karen Marie Moning
Change My Eating Habits-I refuse to diet. But I know I need to lose weight. I need to find a way to make permanent changes in my eating habits that can live with for the rest of my life. I'm not getting any younger and being overweight is just not healthy. I'm not trying to be a size six but a big change is in order.
Have a Positive Attitude-It's true! I'm not always the most positive person. I tend to hold on to old hurts and grudges. I need to learn to let the negative stuff go and move on. I truly believe like energy attracts like energy but sometimes it's so hard for me to put that into practice. Going to really try next year.
So, what are your goals for 2011? I'll chose a random commenter to win a copy of The Paris Secret!