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Thursday Thirteen #93 Year in Review

Greetings, Kittens!

I've been so busy, I wasn't sure I'd get a chance to get in another T13 before the year ended. Luckily, things have calmed  and I can close 2011 with all of you.

Usually, I spend the last week of December and the first week of January adjusting my plan for the new year. I know that January 1st is the traditional day, but it takes me a few days to see how the year is going before I can set up goals. So that'll be next week, while this week I thought I'd review the goals for 2011.


1. Finish all my writing/submission deadlines on time and with the minimal stress possible. (I have six this year...so far)

This worked for a few of the deadlines and I want to carry this over to 2012 with a few adjustments to technique, so that all of the projects can be on the minimum stress train.

2. Complete two revisions on long term projects.

Done! One was contracted and released, the other is on submission.

3. Finish BloodQueen and The Forgiven.

Not even close. They got bumped for other projects.

4. Start BloodThrone and Rise of the Morning Star.

This actually happened. I was in the mindset, so parts of both of these stories were "put to paper". I can only do so much without finishing the stories that come before.

5. Become a more active participant in reader/writer forums.

Done! And it's only going to get more involved next year.

6. Have fewer writing related obsessions.

Is television considered non-writing related obsession, if the shows inspire the desire to write scripts?

7. Read more to recharge my creative spark.

My reading time was primarily sucked up by research. I did get the recharge I needed, but I wish more of it had been fiction reading. I hope to have that in 2012.

8. Become proficient enough with my Hula Hoop to teach others.

Not even close. I got severely injured more than once, but each time has given me more insight into how to get around injuries. I'm carrying this goal over to 2012 as well.

9. Save up for certification courses.

This started, but the financial situation didn't let it continue. That should be different with new employment on the line.

10. More sex.

Done! :)

11. Complete another large crochet project. (I know that seems a strange thing to put after sex, but the last crochet project ended up being a queen sized afghan that's on our bed, so you get how I arrived here.)

It's not complete. I changed my mind a few times on what I wanted exactly, but I'm happy with the progress on it.

12. More sex. (And you get how I got back here.)


13. Spend more time during the rest of the week getting acquainted with the blogs of my fellow TTers.

A partial success. I've  had the chance to see more blogs and I got to know some of you more, which is wonderful. I didn't create the blog surfing habit that I wanted, but much of that was due to writing, so I'm okay with that. Once I have my writing habit tweaked, I'll go back to building the blog habit as best I can.

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Kimberly Menozzi
Dec. 29th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
It's the time for goal-making, isn't it?
I keep hesitating on that, because I don't like to make resolutions - just adjustments. Still, with that said, I'd like to be more organized and keep better track of what I'm doing (and not just in writing/promoting). LOL!

Happy TT, and Happy New Year to you! :)
Tatiana Caldwell
Dec. 29th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
More sex as goals for the year. Genius. Why didn't I think of that? *modifies my list of goals for 2012*

Good job on your successes, and for those goal that you didn't achieve - that's what the new year is for!
Dec. 29th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I love the more sex goal. I wish I had thought of that! LOL. Good luck in the new year.

CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic
Dec. 29th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Great TT! Happy New Year!


My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com
Dec. 29th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. Great job getting that stuff done! Happy new year.
Shawna Malvini Redden
Dec. 30th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Well done!
Great list! I love that you having crocheting sandwiched between sex. Too funny. And thanks for the inspiration to start my goal setting for the new year!
Dec. 30th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Ha ha on # 12. You can call it research.
Dec. 30th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Alice Audrey
You're already done with more sex? No way!
Dec. 30th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
Shelley Munro
It sounds as if you've done okay :)
Janice Seagraves
Dec. 30th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
Thursday's thirteen
That's great, you make many goals. I usually just do one or two.

Good luck with this next years goals.

Rekaya Gibson
Dec. 30th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wow Zakara, I am impressed with all your goals, especially how more sex made it on the list twice. You definitely have inspired me to write my goals this weekend and keep them posted. I usually scrap it two months in the new year. Thanks for visiting my blog throughout the year.

Happy New Year!

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