personal, reading, writing

2012 – Goals, resolutions…and shooting for the stars

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you, your family and loved ones. Wishing you happiness, love, success, health and wonderful moments to come in 2012…

I rolled into 2012 with hubby and his family, champagne, good food and lots of laughs…and as I checked my emails in the early hours, I saw that I won a contest! Yay 🙂 I am going to receive a copy (autographed copy!!!) of Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi! Thank you so much Beth!!!! It has been on my TBR pile and I´m so excited about this…

I like the fresh start feeling of a New Year, not the “everything-is-erased-and-I-am-a-new-person” but “I-learned-a-lot-from-you-2011-and-I-am-ready-for-some-changes-in-2012″…On top of learning from the past, one should also never forget to reach for the stars and to dream. So here are my 2012 goals and resolutions!


  • Finish the first draft of my WIP
  • Edit it and make it ready for submission
  • Query said-WIP and find wonderful agent who had desired my manuscript without knowing it, who falls helplessly in love with it and helps me to take it to yet another level…Wonderful agent then sells it to great publishing house and I become part of the class of 2014.
  • Start working on my second novel
  • Establish regular contact with the wonderful people I might swap manuscripts with in the future 🙂 (yes Tarah, Heather and Hannah, I´m talking about you…:-))


  • I am not setting myself a goal of books to read per year because I know I have my commuting time which allows me to read, a lot.
  • However, I will make better use of and will write more reviews about the books I read (on there and on here).


I joined the Change, Write, Now challenge. It´s not really about the competition, it´s more about the support we will give each other in reaching our goals. I will update you from times to times on how this is going for me 🙂 Part of these resolutions concern:

  • Stepping away from the computer and my cell phone…from times to times…
  • Spend more quality time with hubby (he also says to be nicer to him but it´s wishful thinking cos I´m already super lovely  :-))
  • Become more organized so that I can give myself the gift of time
  • Cut down on some bad habits and pick up some good ones (including working out more often)

In 2012, I will also continue to update my blog regularly and I look forward to “seeing” you on the blogosphere or on Twitter 🙂 because you are awesome! Cheers to you!

Did you set yourself some goals for 2012?


33 thoughts on “2012 – Goals, resolutions…and shooting for the stars”

  1. Hello and Happy New Year! I love the post. I have set my own goals but am working on getting them all written out, had a bit of an accident with a candle burner…smoke detector…lots of aleo vera got distracted.

    Anyways yes resolutions. Working on my own blog update for that…

  2. Love the goals –
    I’m having a look at Change Write Now.

    Writing wise – I’d love to finish my WIP. Edit it and possibly get Quereys out – I too wish to find that one Agent who loves my manuscript but doesn know it. I think htat all of our dreams 🙂 But it’s a good dream so i’ll stick with it :).
    I dont like to give myself timelines – But when ever I finish and get my WIP edited and quereyed I’d like to start my sequel.

    Reading wise – I’d like to read some of the works by Absolute Write members. I still find it fascinating that I can openly speak with published authors and it never fails to give me a buzz :). Also discover more in my favourite genre of Paranormal Romance adn Unban Fantacy. Re-discover some great reads and become familiar with authors I havnt had a chance to read yet.

    Personally I’d like to keep my son in remission (Even though i dont have any control over it – I like to think i do), I’d like to loose a few Kgs, but not fussed if I dont, I know I would be healthier if I did, but I’m happy where I am at.
    Become a domestic godess.

    1. Happy New Year to you too FrenchMaiden! I wish you all the best for 2012, let it be our querying & finding an agent year 🙂
      I totally understand your awe about talking openly with published writers, I get super excited everytime I get a tweet or a comment from one 🙂
      Wishing also the very best for your son!
      About becoming a domestic goddess: if you find the magical way of doing it, please let me know 🙂

  3. Good goals! I laughed about the “being nicer to hubby” one. They want constant devotion and attention, at least mine does. My goal is to write the best stuff I can, and rite every day.

    1. Thanks Catherine 🙂
      They are indeed in need of constant attention (well unless he is playing PS3 then he´s fine :-)) but he is also wonderful so it´s ok 🙂
      The very best for you for 2012 and your writing goals!

  4. Ooo–an autographed copy of SHATTER ME! Congratulations! That book’s on my 2012 TBR list.

    I wish you every success with your 2012 goals–especially the finding-an-agent one. 🙂

  5. Congrats on the contest–I’ve heard great things about Shatter Me! Good luck with your goals and happy new year!

  6. Congrats on the contest! I just bought Shatter Me, but haven’t had time to sit down and start reading it yet.

    Great goals! I still have to sit down and work out mine. lol

    I’m looking forward to having some critiquing fun this year. 🙂

  7. Great resolutions! Mine are mostly writing related. I made a promise to do some reading challenges this year and read more YA. I also hope to start on editing, begin another novel, and I’m thinking of getting on the twitter wagon.

    1. Yes Robin, come to the dark side of Twitter 🙂 No kiddin´ I just recently joined and I´m addicted…
      I am also reading more YA this year!
      Good luck and looking forward to “seeing” you around the blogosphere in 2012 🙂

  8. Yay for autographed books!

    Your goals are fAnTaStIc! I’ll be cheering you on all year! And I love Goodreads, by the way. I’m glad I’ve linked up with you there!

    1. Thanks Alison! Wishing you the same (and again: glad everybody was ok after the car accident and very impressed by your positive attitude! I need to use some more of it from times to times) Happy 2012!

  9. “Query said-WIP and find wonderful agent who had desired my manuscript without knowing it, who falls helplessly in love with it and helps me to take it to yet another level…Wonderful agent then sells it to great publishing house and I become part of the class of 2014.”
    I love the way you put that! The ultimate goal for realz dawg!
    Happy 2012 and best of luck to you! I’ll be rooting for you.

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