Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It... 2013

Glitter Graphics - http://www.sparklee.comAt the beginning of 2012 I didn't post a 2012 goal's list on my blog but I did have a plan for the year.  Here's quick look back on what I wanted out of my writing career, and I'm pretty proud of myself for what I accomplished.

2012 Goals:
1. Query...for god sakes, get a book to the stage of query and send that puppy out!  Check!  Not only did I do that, but I did it for two books.  Wahoo!

2. Create my own YA Mafia. Check! Done, baby! And I must say I have an amazing group of women who inspire me to greatness.  Love you, girlies...you know who you are. :)

3. Get an agent.  Half check.  Because you can't force it, but I did all the proper steps to achieve one and have come pretty close so for me that's a plus.

4. Write something awesome. Double check.  I love love love my LGBT story I wrote last year.  It was not anything I ever thought I'd write, and I can't express how proud of myself I am for writing it.

5. Read 50 books.  Doh!  Missed that one by about 20 books.  Oh, well.  30 more books than most people I know.    

6. Create more of a blog presence. Well, you can't win them all.  I lagged on my blogging because I never defined what type of posts I want to blog about or what I wanted to achieve with my blog.  

All in all, good year.  For 2013, you will see a few of the same goals repeated and a few new goals.
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1. Get an agent.

2. Create new look for  blog and author website. I need a new blog face.  Not sure what it will be but need something new to liven things up.

3. Create a stronger blog presence through blogging more consistently, twitter more relevant writer tweets (and chatting with my YA Mafia buddies of course), and comment on five blogs a week.


5. Write two books.  One of the two must complete the revision process.

6. Read 50 books.

7. Evolve my writing to the next level and refine my writing style.

I think my goals this year are totally doable.  I'm sure as the year progresses, I will add and adjust this list as I see fit.  Essentially, I want to live 2013 with a purpose.  I've dreamed it, and boy do I believe in it, now I just have to achieve it.

What's your main focus 2013?  How are you going to achieve it?