Monday, January 5, 2009

Setting My Sights High in 2009!

Happy 2009!

It's time to get my writing butt in gear! After 10 days of being gloriously lazy, it's time to get back to work. I'm in srs bsns mode. I have really high writing hopes for 2009:

-- an agent
-- a publisher
-- a complete YA Urban Fantasy novel

Pretty aggresive goals if I do say so myself. The point is ... to make aggressive goals! Dream those big, scary, possibly impossible dreams. The really sad part is not that you may not make your goals, but that you didn't even want to acknowledge them. So there, I wrote down goals that I may not succeed in. Time to celebrate!

Here are my current goals:

-- polish Chapter 1 and submit it to Firebrand's Query Holiday extravaganza by Jan 15th
-- submit to Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent contest on January 12th!
-- Query 5 to 10 agents by Jan 31st
-- strengthen the partial portion of The Unicorn Tamer
-- read and provide feedback to 10 chapters of Jill's DTY by Jan 11th
-- write another 3,000 words to Fluffy (while listening to the Phantom of the Opera's outstanding soundtrack ... I received 5th row, Orchestra seats to the Phantom for Xmas and you can color me smittened! I think the story and music are perfect inspirations for my new ms! ... hmm ... must find the complete musical on CD ...)
-- read up on Amazon's Breakthrough Novel contest ... anyone entering?

So those are my writing New Year resolutions ... I wish you good luck on yours!


Kelly Gay said...

Good luck on your goals, Christine!! :D

And if I didn't say so already (my brain can never remember where it's been in the www) thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

Heather Zundel said...

Hey, thanks for the nod! I'm so glad you found it helpful (I've still got to get mine in and I've only got three days!). Good luck with your writing. I hope to see you around again soon.