Resolutions…remember those?

Reading Jennifer Hillier’s The Things I Didn’t Do post made me pull out my list of resolutions for 2011 and now it’s my turn to talk about the things we did and did not do.

Here’s what I stated in January:

My goals for 2011 include:

Submit another novel to my editor  — Did it

– Finish the two novels I started last year  — Didn’t do it

– Finish the novel, I keep promising my husband. — Didn’t do it

– Market THE FIRST VICTIM…tentative release date 6/13/11! — Did it

– Blog 3x per week (at Killer Chicks on Mondays, and here Wednesdays and Fridays)  Pretty much did it

– Draw something every day — Didn’t do it. (hated it!!!)

– Walk a minimum of one mile per day — Didn’t do it.

– Complete a half marathon — Did it!!!!!!

– Report my progress on these goals the first Wednesday of every month — Did it for about about half the year, let it slide the second half of the year.

While it may look like my goals for the year weren’t met, I think I did a pretty good job. There are a bunch of things that weren’t on the list that I accomplished.

1) I wrote a new book, I got a new agent, we sold the new book, I’m currenty working on the copyedits of said book.

2) I’ll finish a second new book by the end of the year

3) Walking a mile per day wasn’t working well with my training program for my half-marathon. Some days are rest days, BUT I’ll have walked WELL over 365 miles in 2011

4) I’m taking a running class. (I suck at it, but I’m doing it.)

5) I’m judging a writing contest

Now I’m starting to think about my resolutions for 2012.

How did YOU do this year?

What do you intend to tackle next year?



5 thoughts on “Resolutions…remember those?

  1. Looks like you had an awesome year, even if you didn’t meet every little thing. Way to go. I didn’t make resolutions, but I know I did something this year. I’ll have to sit and think about it a while before I can measure my progress. Suffice it to say, this year was pretty clogged with getting the kid off to college stuff. At least that’s done. 3 more weeks and she’ll have completed her first semester. Yay!

  2. I agree, I think you had a great year. Most people don’t do any of the things they set out to do. And I’m still in awe that you completed a half-marathon. Wow.

  3. jblynn says:

    B.E. — You had a lot on your plate this year. Imagine what you can do with all that freed up time next year!

    Jennifer — Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve been known to walk around wearing my finisher’s medal if I’ve been having a particularly bad day. 😉

  4. Lindsay says:

    Good god you’re busy. I think you’ve had a FANTASTIC year and are on the verge of another one. Perhaps even better. You rock JB.

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