Monday, December 31, 2012

My Goals for 2013!

Happy New Year! How fast did 2012 go?!

2012 was such an amazing year for me. I reconnected with old friends, married my boyfriend of six years, and self-published my first book! What I didn't really do was accomplish many of the goals I'd set myself for 2012...whoops. For a recap on my goals, check out this post.

In 2013, I want to maintain all the things I started last year. I want to be more confident and stand up for myself. I want to learn to forgive, but not forget. I want to be determined. I want to be consistent and disciplined when it comes to writing.

These were my goals for 2012 and whether I reached them or not:

  • Have a polished manuscript of Runaway Mortal (May/June) Didn't achieve
  • Begin first draft of Broken Angel RM#2 (Feb/March) Didn't achieve
  • Send out queries for Runaway Mortal (June/July) Didn't achieve
  • Outline Cursed Demon RM#3 (August) Achieved
  • Finish first draft of Last Summer (Sep/Oct) Didn't achieve
  • Begin first draft of Siren Song (Nov/Dec) Didn't achieve
Reading, Authors & Blogging
  • Read 100 books this year Didn't achieve - I think I read something like 60 - 70 books. I stopped keeping count
  • Support more self-published authors Achieved
  • Re-design blog - new title, banner Achieved
  • Post book reviews twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Sunday do a writing related post. Didn't achieve
  • Host more giveaways Achieved
Life in General
  • Travel to a place I haven't been before Didn't achieve
  • Do something regularly that I haven't done before - yoga, martial arts, indoor rock climbing Achieved - I started boxing towards the end of the year and then stopped, but I plan on starting it again in the new year
  • Catch up with old friends Achieved
  • Do the Harbour Bridge climb Didn't achieve - it's going to be one of my goals for 2013

As you can see, I love making goals. As for accomplishing them, not so good at that! Nevertheless, I've written up my goals for 2013 below. I hope I can get most of them done this year. :)

  • Publish three books this year
  • Publish FALLING FOR HADIE in February
  • Publish RUNAWAY MORTAL in April (finally!)
  • Have a clear writing plan for the rest of the year
  • Query an agent by the end of the year for CURSERS
Reading, Authors & Blogging
  • Read 100 books this year
  • Support self-published authors
  • Blog at least once every week
  • Host more giveaways
Life in General
  • Travel overseas
  • Try something new
  • Do the Harbour Bridge Climb
  • Take a yoga class

Those are my goals. What are your goals for 2013?


  1. Good luck with your 2013 goals! I think you accomplished a lot in 2012, so you should be proud!

    1. Thank you, Ghenet! I hope you also have a great 2013!

  2. These are great goals and you accomplished so much more in 2012 than you have listed. I am pretty sure in October I called you a "machine"! Great year girl!

  3. It's a good thing you want to set goals instead of standing idly by. You've got a positive attitude, so you are going to do great. Good luck! :D

    1. Thanks, Jessica! That's kind of you! I hope you also have a great 2013!


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