This will be my last post of 2010 (not counting Wednesday’s Story Time), and last year at this time, I spoke a bit about New Year’s resolutions. Namely, that I don’t make them. Instead, I like looking back on the year and seeing if I had left anything unaccomplished that I would have preferred to do before the start of another year.
2010 was a pretty transformative year for me, in both my professional life and personal life. I sort of loved this year. I added the word Agent to my professional title, took on some outstanding authors, and even made some serious headway on my own novel, which I finally started. For obvious reasons, I keep my personal life out of this blog, but I will just say that independence, self-discovery, and confidence had a lot to do with making 2010 loads better than 2009. Plus, I started watching Community. I mean, that alone made this year awesome.
I’m looking forward to 2011 and excited to see where I’ll end up by the end of that year too. Maybe it’s the fact that since I was about eleven years old, I’ve wanted to be a grown-up, but realizing I actually am one has been making every year better and better. Don’t worry, I expect this to taper off around age thirty-three, and if you check in with me again in ten years, I’m sure I’ll be way less Pollyanna about the whole aging thing.
My goals of 2011 are to work as hard as humanly possible for my clients, keep publishing wonderful stories on Glass Cases, and maybe (gasp!) finish my own novel. If you follow me on Twitter, you also know that I’ve resolved to “live outside of my comfort zone.” I expect that to last about a month, tops.
Tell me, writer-friends, what is your #1 goal for 2011 and what were you proud of accomplishing in 2010?