On January 10th last year, I made a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish in 2011. And I think I did pretty well.
-I wanted to blog more. Definitely did that.
-I wanted to submit something every month. I only got six submissions in last year, but that was still a huge improvement of 2010 where I only submitted two. And this was on top of getting two releases edited, and promoted.
-I wanted to get three more works out (I basically did this. I had three accepted, but Heart’s Ultimatum won’t be out until February).
-I wanted to read over 50 books during the year (I finished my 51st on December 31st).
But by far my biggest achievement of 2011 was getting healthier. Thanks to the Romance Biggest Winners, I managed to lose 35lbs in the last six months. I also went to see all my doctors and the dentist, which I’d been putting off for far too long. I’d been ignoring those necessities and putting myself last for a while, and I’m thankful I finally got the kick in the butt I needed to take care of myself.
I’m very pleased with how 2011 turned out. I made a connection with a few great publishers, that I plan to work with for quite some time. I took a few classes and read some books to improve my skills, and hopefully produce even better books for all my readers to enjoy. I took some strides to step out of my comfort zone of the Contemporary story with some Historical, and Paranormal, and I’m even working on a Sci-Fi idea now. Something I’d never thought I’d be considering.
Could I have done more? Of course. The day I think I couldn’t do more is probably the day I’ll retire. But I’ve done awesome and the good news keeps coming. I already received a contract this year for my short story Snow Day. And I’m sure that’s only the beginning of the good things to come in 2012.