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22 January 2012 @ 08:31 am
Lofty Goals  
I've set quite a few lofty goals for this year. I know I have to be practical and realistic, but if I can finally manage my time, this is doable. I know it is.


Fanfic - By the end of February, I am going to finish my two WIPs - a h/c with Dean and another wing!fic for my Playing the Angel series. Throughout the year I will post more parts of the series.

Original writing - I hit a slump for a while, but the end of last year started to pick up. I sold two short stories to two different anthologies and my short historical came into print. My main genre is contemporary fantasy/some paranormal, so I am aim to breakthrough in one of those categories with a novella at a major pub. I will also revise my novel and submit to agents.


Weight: I am going to lose 10-15 pounds by the beginning of April
Exercise: I am going to have a decent exercise program going for 3 days a week.
Illness: Getting sick really threw my goals out of whack. I am going to take vitamins each day and eat better to see if that keeps major illness away
Doc Appts: I am going to reschedule all the appointments I had to cancel because I was caring for my dog.

I have some other more personal goals to meet as well, but these are the big ones. I've already decided to double my reading, and that is going well too. Yay!

I've been saying it for a while, but I would love to post more and comment more on my LJ. I think it's time for me to seriously start using filters.

Anyway, that's it. Have a great day :)
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Invisible Friendel1ie on January 22nd, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
Good luck with all your goals honey and congrats on selling your short stories!
Working for the Mandroid: Cowboy Winchestersmoonshayde on January 22nd, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was in a slump for so long. It really does make a difference to keep writing and be persistent. I still get rejections on stuff I think is pretty good, but that's life. I have high hopes for my novel, so it's about time I stop procrastinating on that.

And here's hoping to having a better presence around here this year! I miss talking about my shows and hobbies :)
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Working for the Mandroid: Embracesmoonshayde on January 22nd, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
I'm sure querying is hell. I haven't gotten to that point yet. My novel is not ready. It needs a major rewrite and then some edits. I'm hoping to start querying later this year.

Yup, I'll message you the anthology names :)

I've come to understand that short stories just really aren't my thing. I'm better at longer stories. At least I think so. I want to focus more on that in 2012. I'll still keep trying to find homes for more shorter works, though.

Good luck with your own queries and edits!
aelfgyfu_mead: booksaelfgyfu_mead on January 22nd, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck with everything! I didn't realize you had sold so many of your original works last year!
Working for the Mandroid: Badass Ellenmoonshayde on January 22nd, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)
Both happened in December before everything fell apart and I was still sick, so I didn't really talk about it much.

I'm pressing to enter a pitch for Wed., so I am trying hard to finish my current work for then.
brijeana: Art - Piscesbrijeana on January 24th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Your personal goals sound great and... reading this is inspiring me to set some realistic but challenging personal goals.

Congratulations on selling your original works!
Autumn Dandelionautumndandelion on January 25th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon. Being sick sucks.