Thursday, January 5, 2012

In which I set my cap at a jaunty angle and ride into battle

Happy 2012, everyone! How were your holidays? Mine were eventful and relaxing at the same time - it kept me busy, but purely with fun stuff. But now it's back to work, both for the book (yay!) and for the day job (... eh.)

Every year, I find it harder and harder to make real New Year's Resolutions. When I was in school, it was much easier: get good grades, and stop screwing around on the internet so much. (Until I realized that the second one would never happen, and I just found a better way to balance studying with screwing around on the internet.) But my goals are moving further into a place where they're not quite in my control. I can't guarantee that I'll make everything happen, but I can promise myself I'll try.

But you know what? I've got some really awesome stuff on tap for this year. My manuscript will be ready to go in a couple of weeks, and I'll be sending it back to Secret Agent Man. I've FINALLY decided on my next writing project, which I will start in February, and I've got a couple fun ideas still developing. I might even see some exciting new changes on the personal front by late summer. It's daunting to have so much I'd like to accomplish, but it's also so thrilling. It's great to be this psyched for what's ahead!

So watch this space. 2012 will be the Year of Getting Things Done. So hopefully I'll have news before long!

Did you make any resolutions?


  1. Best of luck with all your goals!

  2. I haven't made any yet, but I look forward to cheering everyone else on!

  3. Good luck w/Mr. Secret Agent Man. Congrats on the rewrites being done and a new project on the horizon. 2012 is going to be exciting.

  4. Squee! I'm so excited for you, Becky! You are talented and hard working and 2012 will reflect that for you. Good luck with Secret Agent Man. :)

    I didn't make any resolutions this year, but I did make a list of anticipations, things to look forward to, and that gave me a lot more excitement and hope about the year ahead. Unofficially, my goal is to write more and to take myself less seriously as a writer so the words will flow and Insecurity Monster won't take over.

    And I'll be checking back here to see how things go with your big writing project!

  5. Thank you so much, everyone! And Katrina, I love that - "Insecurity Monster" is going straight into my lexicon. :) I'll definitely work on that 'taking myself less seriously' thing, too!