Despite my 2011 recap post and the fact that I watched that ball drop in NYC with my very own eyes (on TV, anyway), I still can't believe it's a brand new year. 2011 flew by, didn't it?
It was a good year, though. I feel like I got a lot accomplished and ended on a high note.
As for 2012, I hope it goes just as well.
I realize that I didn't make any resolutions in my last post. And, honestly, I don't know where to start. But for the sake of tradition, I will compile a list of things I hope to accomplish throughout this shiny, new year.
1. Finish revising Playing Nice. This is the book I've been working on for many, many years. 2010's NaNoWriMo novel and the project I keep going back to. I love the story and the characters and I want to do them justice. Last year, I shipped it off to some writerly friends (each and every one of you are FABULOUS, by the way) and got some great feedback. I've gone through and cleaned up the typos (OH, the typos!) and now I'm ready to dig into the big changes. I can't wait till it's finished!
2. Learn to write a kick-ass query letter What's the point in polishing my story if I'm not gonna send it out into the big, bad world, right?
3. Finally get my driver's license. Yeah, so I'm a little too old to not have a driver's license. And, really, unless you're Barbra Walters, you can't get away with it. So, this is the year I'm going to get that darn thing. Parallel parking will NOT get the best of me again!
4. Finish up my Associate's Degree One more math class after this semester and this one's done.
5. Keep looking for a new job. The one I have now is okay for paying bills, but it's not something I want to do forever. Definitely not. It's too stressful with it's crazy hours and awful customer experiences. I'd like a job that doesn't leave me feeling murderous at the end of my shift. And maybe one that will let me out in time to cook dinner when I get home.
6. Keep reading I may not have the most time between work and school and writing, but darn it, how else am I going to keep that well of inspiration filled to the brim? There are lots of great books out there by amazing writers and I plan to take advantage of that and learn all I can from them.
7. Keep writing. Okay, so I've kind of fallen off the writing wagon as of late, due to school and work, but writing means the world to me and I refuse to let it fall by the wayside. Been there, done that, won't do it again. No, no matter how busy I get, how full my plate is, I will keep writing. It's what I love. It's who I am.
So there we have it. Seven resolutions for 2012. They're good ones, don't you think? Nice and achievable.
Did you make any resolutions for the new year?