2012 in Review

2012 in Review

2012 was a fantastic year for me.

I had a huge start to the year and got my agent through Brenda Drake’s PitchMadness. Judith Engracia is fantastic and I can still barely believe that she signed me.

About the same time, I found out I was pregnant. Now, this was a planned pregnancy, but we were getting to the end of our self imposed trying time and were nevertheless surprised.

KamiXmas

I still managed to get in a heap of editing this year and write over 210k of new words in almost 3 full first drafts. I feel pretty good about the writing accomplishments. Needless to say the health and online goals didn’t really get done because having baby changed things a bit.

Writing: Considering I now know I’m a plotter and not a pantser (thank you vertigo 2011) – I don’t find these unreasonable goals.

  • Finish edits on TDP Book 1.
  • Paper Edit TDP 2&3
  • Write WIPSW in Feb/March
  • Query Agents with TDP Trilogy as of April/May – Queried in March, signed in April
  • Attend OWFI-May3-5
  • Query, Query, Query
  • Finish Full edits on TDP 2&3 – had a baby instead
  • Finish first draft of WIP YS or WIP FT
  • Contemplate outline of BE
  • Query, Query, Query – only sent out 10 in total…
  • Keep up with all crit groups/partners – half way
  • Participate in #writemotivation#changewritenow and other blog related hop things – fell off toward the end
  • STOP PROCRASTINATING – mostly
  • Work on something writing/editing/revision/plotting related every day
  • Write a song as I haven’t written any since 2007

I should add that I did write 2 complete first drafts and 75% of a 3rd… so technically that was in excess hehe

I’ve been more absent from #Writemotivation than I’d have liked to be in the tail end of 2012 – however we’ve been planning over direct messages bwah hah hah and we have plans for #Writemotivation in 2013. Hopefully launching the new and improved version by the end of January 2013 :D Stay tuned!

So really, I did extremely well all things considered. But really – as proud as I am of my writing accomplishments – 2012 was dominated by Kambria’s arrival.

Love her to pieces. Hope everyone else had a fantastic 2012.

Kami 6 weeksI’ll be figuring out this year’s goals and posting those soon. Can’t wait to see what we’re all aiming to achieve in 2013.

Here’s to an amazing 2013 for us all.

 

7 Comments

  1. thebnc
    Dec 31, 2012

    Sounds like it was a banner year for you! Kambria is so cute. :-)

    And I’m really looking forward to #writemotivation in 2013!

  2. Candace Gauger
    Dec 31, 2012

    These pictures of your baby girl are just too precious! She’s an absolute doll. I hope she’s letting you sleep through the night. ;)

    Happy New Year!

  3. Just remember, thirteen is a good number :-)
    Love seeing Kami. Love hearing from you! Miss you. Let me know if I can help plan! My vacation is done today. I will be back in full swing tomorrow!

  4. Angela Brown
    Jan 1, 2013

    Your little precious is a beauty and worthy of dominating quite a bit of your year. Done wonderfully with your writing and edits so glad for what you’ve accomplished :-)

    May 2013 be a healthy, happy and prosperous new year as well :-)

  5. J E Fritz
    Jan 1, 2013

    Wow, all those goals met plus creating a whole new person (adorable, by the way). Happy 2013!

  6. brennabraaten
    Jan 4, 2013

    Oh my gosh… she is so beautiful! And I think, with getting pregnant and all the complications that came with that, you’ve done an AMAZING job at fulfilling your goals! I can’t believe what an amazing year you’ve had.

  7. Rebekah Loper
    Jan 5, 2013

    You could have, realistically, just said “I’m having a baby! Screw all the other goals!”

    But, you made amazing progress – AND had a baby! Has anyone ever told you that you must be superwoman?

    Because I think you are :D.

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store for #WriteMotivation 2013!

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