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.


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
  • 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.



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

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

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

  6. 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. 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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