Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another Year

It's a little shocking when I look and see when I last posted. Eek! But this past month has been such a good one and I've had so many wonderful moments this holiday with my family. It's been a very long time (10 years!) that we've been in the States near family for the whole holiday season. So I really took advantage spending those precious moments with them.

But whenever I'm away from blogging, I realize how out of touch I feel with the writing world! Blogging keeps me connected and I suppose that is one of my main reasons for keeping up with this blog. Sure I've got lots to say (hey, I'm a writer!) but I really enjoy visiting your blogs too!

As far as writing, I've been working hard and I'm totally pumped over my latest round of revisions. My WIP is looking all shiny and pretty. I suppose you can also blame my WIP for keeping me from Blogger Land. 

And as far as my goals for this year:
1. Attend two writing conferences (I go to the SCBWI Miami conference in 2 weeks!) and work on my craft
2. Submit my latest WIP
3. Write a new book (I'm dying to start but I told myself NO until this WIP is as perfect as I can make it)
4. Find ways to juggle full time work, full time mom and writing
5. Read! 

What about you? What are your goals for this year?

Photo by Melinda Nagy


Andrea Mack said...

Christy, I hope you reach all your goals this year. That one about the new book has me curious - I can hardly wait!

That juggling writing in with the demands of work and family is a hard one, but I know you'll do it.

C.R. Evers said...

Glad to see you blogging again! Good luck with your goals.

I don't really have resolutions, but I do have goals, much like yours. Right now my main goal is to not let discouragement keep me from plugging along.

May your 2011 be productive and successful!

Nora MacFarlane said...

My goals are the very same as yours. Work, motherhood and writing don't always mesh, but you can do it!

Glad to see you blogging again!

Victoria Dixon said...

I'm so glad you got to be with family this year. I'm sure it feels like relief from drought.
I would LOVE to attend a conference, but money is extremely tight, so unless it's within a few hour's drive, no conference. I do have to exercise more and eat less (chocolate), work on the next book and on a short story I'm 2/3 of the way through. I'd also like to polish and send off an older short I've got. GET AN AGENT CONTRACT. Being a better Mom and wife are in the mix, too. ;D

Marcia said...

Enjoy the conference, Christy!

Rena Jones said...

Good luck with all your writing goals, Christy. I'm like you and have an idea for a new story, but really need to focus on the one I just finished.

On another note, I'm so glad you're in the USA and not back in South Korea right now. Things are just crazy there.

Angela Ackerman said...

Great goals! I want to work on my craft too, and be more productive. I hope it's a good year for all of us!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Carmella Van Vleet said...

Glad to see you're back in the land of the Living Blogs. :-0 (Curious about goal #3...hmmm... you're such a tease.)

MG Higgins said...

Welcome back to blogging! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with family. Great goals! I haven't really made any--or just nebulous ones.

Christina Farley said...

Thanks guys! All of your goals are so interesting. I really need to get my butt into gear and try to find an agent too Victoria!

Yes Car and Andrea. I'm in the works of a new story. Gears are turning. I'm so so itching to start writing it but I'm going to wait until after this conference. I'm bringing with me my notes for it for the new book. And I still need to query my WIP! Terrible isn't it. If only I had more time, right? :-)