Monday, January 3, 2011

Flash Backs and Goals

I don't spend too much time on resolutions but I do pick something in my life to work on in some small way. Last year I chose to concentrate on promoting my writing. Looking back, I've blogged my little heart out, been published in a few magazines, and had both electronic and paper book ads. Picking something difficult to change in myself wouldn't ever get accomplished. This year I plan to concentrate on my health. No big plans, I haven't signed up for a marathon or *gasp* bought a gym membership but I do plan on walking more and driving less. Both my boys think this is a grand idea, which will just ensure that I will do it more. I live close enough to everything that this is actually do able. Except for work and Blockbuster, I can manage to walk to all my errands. If this pans out maybe we'll sell our second car. (Like that would ever happen LOL)

What I truly believe in is SETTING GOALS. I accomplished my 2010 list. *shines fingernails*

2011 List:
  • Add a new publisher to my list
  • Find a home for my novel (once finished)
  • Write two Vanguard novellas
  • Start my Sci-fi story
Flash Backs for 2010

New to me authors I loved:
  • JR Ward
  • GA Aiken
Best book I read in 2010: 
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean

Best Movie:
You know I can't think of any that really affected me. I'm kind of disappointed about the releases in 2010.

Worst Movie:
The Last Airbender. Can I have my money back, please? I loved the TV show, though.

Most Memorable Moment:
Cross country skiing with boys during a snow storm. I didn't lose either of them. *pats own back*

What are your goals and flash backs?


JL Stratton said...

One of my resolutions for last year was to finish a project I had started a few years back. It was out of my normal writing genre of mystery, suspense, and science fiction.

I finished it and now have a paranormal erotic fantasy with suspense, mystery, and romance elements. I found that I really enjoy writing in the paranormal erotic fantasy and romance genre and have written the first novel to be part of a series of three.

My novel is called "Lovestruck Succubus" by Ellison James and is available at amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and most other outlets. Not saying all this for advertisement. Just wanted to mention that it is possible to go independent and still get you work out there.

Love your blog and plan on reading more of the books listed this year. Can't wait to read "Hardwired" by Sara Brookes.

Sandra Sookoo said...

I actually did add a new pub to my list :-)

Best movie: How to Train Your Dragon.
Worst movie: Meet the Spartans

Good luck with your goals!

Anne said...

The Last Airbender was a tv show too?

Best book? Many were really good, probably DD Barant's series, really looking foward to Killing Rocks.

I think I went to the movies one or twice, that tells you how bad a year it was.

Annie Nicholas said...

I hear you Anne. Most of my movies were on DVD. :D

The Last Airbender was a cartoon series on Nick for a few years. They tried to cram one years of episodes into two hours so it lost a lot good detail. Very sad and for a cartoon the world building was amazing.

Jennifer Labelle said...

New years resolutions, let's see....

In 2010 I had three. My first was to quit smoking. I turned the big 3-0 this year and decided to break my almost seventeen year streak with my first attempt to quit for good. (Yes, I was stupid and started smoking very young)

My second was, to lose the twenty pounds I had gained from my last two children who are only 17 months apart. And, my third was to get published.

Reading and writing have always been a hobby of mine and after my third and only daughter was born I decided to take the leap to see if I could publish any of them. I am happy to say that I've succeeded in two out of the three 2010 resolutions.

I'm proud to announce that I succeeded in quitting smoking after seventeen years. It's been 11months since my last cigarette and I'm still shocked. Stubborness comes in handy in this situation. It was very hard to accomplish, and I refuse to go through it all again.

I also became a published author. My debut is on Febraury 16, 2010 with Secret Cravings Publishing. Meant To Be is an Erotic Contemporary Romance involving a near death experience, visions of an unwanted future and to finally find love again, only to have the husband you thought was dead suddenly reappear...

2010 was pretty good to me and now I look forward to what 2011 will bring. This years resolutions will be to lose those twenty pounds for sure, to hopfully publish my next work in progress and of course to work on as much Promo for my upcoming release as possible.

I can see we have some goals in common. All the best in the upcoming year.

Annie Nicholas said...

I'm kind of ashamed that my goals are all writing oriented. So I'm adding some life stuff too.

1. Save some money to go on a nice vacation with family. Maybe I'll start pulling some overtime.

2. Paint kitchen and dining room so my house doesn't actually LOOK its age.

3. Take the boys mining this summer.

4. Go camping at least once this year.

Jennifer Labelle said...

*** oops*** My Debut is on Febraury 16, 2011. ( In my comment above I wrote 2010 by mistake)Sorry.

Stacey Kennedy said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments, Annie! *high five*

Anonymous said...



desitheblonde said...

me i am full time student and i am going to finish school and graduate
and then i am going to over the medical crap i having now

Chele Blades said...

my goal is to fill up my new kindle with lots of great reads

I will be honest i did not say many movies this year but Percy Jackson & twilight eclipse...(10yr son & 2 teenage gals) I like them both...enjoyed th e twilight books more

o possibly another goal would be to change my wicked wait add some wicked ways

Respectfully a fan