Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

It hardly seems possible but yet another year has flown by! I'm looking forward to 2012 and although I don't make resolutions I do like to reassess where I am and what I hope to achieve in the coming twelve months. So, urged on by fabulous Carina Press author Rachael Johns, I'm making a list of my goals. The reasoning behind this is if they're out there, then I'm accountable!

So here we go:

Finish the revisions on the first book in my new Berkley series (I have an end of January deadline for this one)

Edit and polish my Highland Warrior book

Finish writing book 2 in my new series (I have about 25k left to go on this one)

Finish writing book 3 in the Forbidden series (I've only written 30k on this one, so have a long way to go!!)

Either - start the second book in my Highland Warrior series ~or~ start book 3 in my new series. 

Keep the mess on my desk under control. Not at ALL sure about this goal, sounds like an impossible ask! Because once I start on my desk it shows up how untidy my bookshelves are, which in turn makes me realise how cluttered the entire floor is as well!!!

Now for the dreams, because we all need to have our dreams!

Would love to make the Gold Coast conference in 2012 *keeping every available digit crossed* I couldn't make the conference this year, although it was huge fun texting with the gorgeous Alli Sinclair from Novel Adventurers on Awards Night!

Attend a weekend writers retreat with my awesome CPs, Amanda Ashby and Sara Hantz.. I'm not convinced we'd get a great deal of writing done but we'd certainly knock back a lot of bubbly and... brainstorm! (because that sounds more writerly than gossiping, heh heh)

What are your goals/resolutions and/or dreams for 2012?


Kaye Manro said...

Happy New Year, Christina! What great goals you have here!

I haven't set mine in stone yet, but I have ideas in mind.

I just want to say how wonderful it is to see all of your success now. It makes my heart feel good. I remember back when we met. You have come so far, and my wish for you is to have continued great success in the coming year!



Shelley Munro said...

Happy New Year, Christina. You have some great goals for 2012. I hope you get to meet up with your girls, but yes, I can't see much writing happening :)

I resolve to pursue happiness. That simple and that complicated!

Christina Phillips said...

Kaye, Happy New Year to you too. Thank you so much for your lovely wishes! It must be four years since we first met online - doesn't time fly? I'd love to meet up with you for real one day! I hope 2012 brings you much happiness and success :-)

Christina Phillips said...

Hi Shelley! Happy New Year! LOL, no I don't think much writing would happen over that weekend either :-)

I love your resolution. It's so easy to get caught up in 'stuff' we can lose sight of what really matters. I'm going to add that one to my list :-)

Rachael Johns said...

Hey Christina

Sounds like you have a BUSY year planned! I really should take a leaf out of your book about the desk :)

And I definitely hope you make it to the conf. I can't wait!


Eleni Konstantine said...

That's a busy year you have planned Ms Christina :)

Good luck with it, and have a Happy New Year!

One thing I'd love to do is keep up with all my blog reading. I've fallen behind lately.

E x

Christina Phillips said...

Rach, I think I was being too ambitious with the desk tidying. I'd be lost without all my sticky notes!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Eleni, they're all projects I've been wanting to complete for a while, so making them my 2012 goals seems like a good idea! And yes I'm the same with my blog reading, I've fallen way behind!