Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SO WAT'CHA, WAT'CHA, WAT'CHA WANT?

Twenty-twelve is right around the corner and, as ever when we reach the cusp of a new year, that means it's time to talk about successes and failures, resolutions and goals. I say we don't dwell so much on the failures, or the resolutions - what are those, after all, but snippets of dreams committed to paper?

My five goals, in no particular order, for twenty-twelve:*

  • Master the art of eating hot foods without losing control of my mucous membranes
  • Finally watch all of Jacob's Ladder without covering my eyes during the seizure-gimp scenes
  • Write that 120,000-word buddy comedy novel mash-up of Twilight and Throw Momma from the Train
  • Grow another inch
  • Finish two novels
What are your goals, dear readers? What one or three or five things do you hope to accomplish in twenty-twelve? (Yes, I do like seeing it written out, why do you ask?)



*Subject to change without notice, available only in states and territories where permitted, in Spanish where available, may cause narcolepsy, robotism or bleeding of the eyes.

12 comments:

  1. Ooooh! *rubs hands together*

    1. Land an agent
    2. Write two more novels
    3. Land/kidnap Prince Charming
    4. Create a room where I can write/paint/play computer games without interruptions. So - a bunker.
    5. Read 30 novels. I'd say 50, but I'm starting my masters, so that might be difficult. But I'll try. :D

    I'll even add your mash-up to the TBR pile. XD

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  2. I wanna see that mash-up. I think you have a best-selling idea, there. My goals?

    1. Lose 20 lb without dieting.
    2. Develop the magic formula for promoting books without irritating people.
    3. Write at least one blog post a week about something other than the writing process/sales (even if it's just my usual blather).
    4. Write two novels.

    Can I stop at 4, or are we only dealing in odd numbers, here?

    Happy New Year!

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  3. My goal : beta read your "120,000-word buddy comedy novel mash-up of Twilight and Throw Momma from the Train" because I'm already snorting at the idea. :)

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  4. Oh, Jaime, a bunker sounds like a wonderful idea!

    Marie, hai five on #4.

    I will keep you all informed on Twi-Momma. :)

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  5. My goal is to finish my first ever manuscript - seems incredibly daunting and I've hardly started!
    http://www.christympeake.com

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  6. Oh Hillary! Please, please, please write "Throw Bella from the Train."

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  7. That is an excellent goal, Christy. You'll get there!

    Not sure what direction it'll go in, Jen, but that sounds like a decent start. :)

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  8. 1) Land an agent (legally this time. Apparently you aren't allowed to "snag". And don't get me started about the whole catch-and-release rules!)

    2) Experience Nirvana. Or listen to Nirvana. Either works.

    3) Finish a novel. Errr, maybe start a novel.

    4) Visit, in no particular order: Maine, Io, China, Orlando, DS9, Nashville (again), B5, my bed.

    5) Solve Cold Fusion. Barring that, solve Warm Fusion. Or just eat at a fusion restaurant.

    6) Learn to stop at 5.

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  9. Cobra, snagging? You'll get your license revoked for that! Let me know when you close in on goal three. I will be very eeenterested.

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  10. 1. Agent
    2. Two novels
    3. Lose weight
    4. Not get sick
    5. Use science to make my own Dean Winchester.

    Not necessarily in that order.

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  11. Fingers especially crossed for #4, K.L. That will make all the others easier.

    Also, you try to recreate Dean with science...I will attempt with magic. What say we get together and compare notes around August?

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