Monday, December 27, 2010

Conquering the world little by little in 2011!


Yes, yes, there are others who have had this master plan before me, but are they really following through on it ;-) Nope. My turn.

This is what I’ve got planned, and I might need your help for a little of this.
Now, the way I see it, I need to write, write, write, and then get everything published—that will be a guarantee (of course)—and then I just need everyone to buy everything (another guarantee), and there it’s done! Is everyone on board?

Okay, so maybe that was a dream that I had at some point.

Actually, as I look back on 2010, I have to measure the steps I’ve made against what I’d set at the end 2009. And as I make that assessment, I have to say…I am pleased. Personally, like many others, I experienced many setbacks this year, but let’s not dwell on that.

At the end of 2009, I couldn’t wait to see my first novella published, and then February 2010 it was available. And my short story was released in November. Red Rose Publishing. I wanted to meet more authors, so I joined more writing groups. I wanted to complete more manuscripts. I have, and I’ve submitted them. I wanted to learn how to make book trailers, and I’ve made 2!

What didn’t I accomplish, hmmm, that list might be longer. I never try to lock myself into “resolutions”, but I do set goals. These goals each have a series of steps. So, although I might not have cemented that final step, I did take those baby steps to the end goal. And as a result, for my writing career, I’m pleased with where I am today.

So, the big question…what’s on the list for 2011? Many, many things, with some of the most important (to me) being: networking, attending more conferences, and capturing another contract for one of the works I’m currently submitting. So much to do with only twelve little months to do it within.

What’s on your list for 2011?

11 comments:

Sarah Hoss said...

I wish you all the success you can handle in 2011.

As for me, I am hoping to get published, and get my third book finished.

I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

By your list I'd say you've accomplished a lot - at least a lot more than me. I have finished my fourth story and am revising my other three to my current writing skill. What delights me is that I can see my improvement and like my stories now. That is a big accomplishment for me. :) My goals are to continue writing because I love doing it and have all these people in my head banging on my skull to get out.

I am not a list maker so that is as good as it gets for me. :)

L.A. Lopez said...

I'm not a resolution person, they're made to be broken, at least in my experience. But I do want to lose 30lbs, and get published..Both are a struggle for me, so the battle gets started.

Skip said...

Angela, you did accomplished a lot. Give yourself a pat on the back.

My goals for next year: walk five miles a day!!
Finish the three books I started.
Sell four books!!!
Wow one can only dream. One SHOULD dream.

Jill James said...

2011 - the year I get my health back. I want to lose weight and get off blood pressure and cholesterol pills. I want to be in great shape to add years to my life.

Mona Risk said...

Jill. go to Quick Weight Loss. You'll lose weight and all the rest.

Angela Kay Austin said...

Sarah, you and I have the same dream ;-) I have my fingers crossed for both of us!

Angela Kay Austin said...

Paisley, I have written a few pieces that have been sitting on my computer for a while, but like you...I am dusting them off, and editing them to my current writing skill level. Isn't it wonderful to see the change in your writing?

Angela Kay Austin said...

L.A., I'm not big on resolutions either. I do want to get back into my yoga classes ;-)

Angela Kay Austin said...

Skip and Jill, I definitely want to get in better shape myself. I used to be religious about going to the gym, but haven't been in quite some time. So, I definitely have to add health and fitness to my list.

Skip...we all have to dream big!!!

Joanne said...

Resolutions and goals are part of my new year this year and every year. I'm hoping to get published. :)