1. Quit Smoking
--I didn't even attempt this.
2. Gain a substantial income from writing.
--Tried it and failed. The money just wasn't enough to make the research and time worth it.
3. Let my husband live
--Yes, he is still alive.
4. Get my teeth fixed
--Didn't get this one either. But hubby assures me it'll be this year. We'll see.
5. Learn to write legibly with my left hand. (I'm ambidextrous but if writing with my left hand, it looks like a 5 year old)
--I totally forgot this goal was on the list, so I didn't make this one either.
6. Finish my 3 part novel series "The Faery's Tale"
--Well, this morphed into a 4 part novel series and I did get book 1 and half of book 2 done - so to speak.
7. Learn to wake up before my son does. (This means waking up at like 6 or 7 in the morning by the way.)
--HAHAH! You guys didn't really think I could do this one could you? Come on.
8. Start my own business. (Doubt it'll really be this year, but I put it here to make myself get the ball rolling at least.)
--I did get the ball rolling and started a second business too!
9. Find some really cool layouts for this blog!
--I totally got this one!
10. Write an Epic Poem. (For those that don't now, epic poems are ones like Beowulf - a huge epic thing that tells a story. Always wanted to write one of those.)
--Well, I didn't get this one really either - partially, my NaNo poem rocked and did tell a story, but since it was themed after another poem, I don't really count it.
So that leaves what? NOTHING accomplished!? Well, I did let hubby live and I did try to write freelance for money. Just didn't work out on that one. And there are a few that I sort of accomplished if I bend the rules a little.
I still feel like I accomplished a lot this year though! I blogged pretty regularly - at least more than I thought. Started TWO businesses, made some new friends, started school, joined the National Guard (but obviously that didn't pan out...)
So, now on to the real point of this post for Fantastic Friday Writers - our resolutions or goals for 2011. I'm going to make mine more realistic this year for sure! At least, I hope so.
1. Submit "Burden of Prophecy: The Faery's Tale Saga". (More than once!)
2. Get "Cleanse Fire: The Kinir Elite Chronicles" ready for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Deadline: Feb. 6.
3. If "Cleanse Fire" doesn't win the contest, submit it!
4. Finish writing "Tutelage of Mortality: The Faery's Tale Saga".
5. Start writing "Death Air: The Kinir Elite Chronicles".
6. Finish setting up my business - Inwell University Writing Workshop.
7. Join my buddy Shawn in writing a novella anthology. (aka Write, Edit, and Submit my half of the collection - 1 Novella)
8. Learn to write with my left hand. (We'll give this one a go again, because I bet it'll be fun.)
9. Get my teeth fixed. (Hubby assures me this year is the year....)
10. Write an Epic Poem. (Still really want to give this a go!)
So there it is! I'll repost this list this time next year to see how much I accomplished! I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year's Day and I send many blessings your way for 2011.
Make sure you check out the rest of the Fantastic Friday Writers to see what they are doing for 2011.