Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!

Tip of the Day: Have a super happy and relaxing New Year's Day!!

First, I'd like to re-introduce myself. I'm MISS DELIGHTED TO DEBUT now. I like it. It's cute. I just have to get used to typing it. And it really sums up this new year for me-- the year my first book comes out! I'm so freaking excited it's hard to sit still! But there are still 8-9 months so I'll have to sit sometimes.

On to the 2009 goals!

Goal 1: Celebrate my book coming out. I'm not sure what I'll do exactly but I must do something. Being a mom, and maybe just being female in general, I tend to always do stuff for other people and skip over me. But not this time! :-)

Goal 2: Work on all that marketing stuff that goes along with a book release. I think I should have started by now but it's not too late. I'm not sure what this entails yet exactly but that's ok. I'll figure it out!

Goal 3: Edit Book 2. I'll know shortly for sure what my Book 2 is. Once it is decided I'll be doing the whole editing process again. Unless of course I need to write a new Book 2. Then editing would get pushed back a bit.

Goal 4: Be faster with my critiques for my wonderful critique partners!

Goal 5: Read tons more YA (I already do, but even more) and buy lots of books to support fellow authors this year.

Goal 6: Finish the Middle Grade proposal I'm currently working on and complete two more YA proposals I've been thinking about.

Goal 7: Write at least one full YA book. I'd like to say write three but I don't want to overwhelm myself. And if I end up writing two or more then next year I can be all braggy and say look how I kicked Goal 7's butt!

Goal 8: Sell more books. I'd like to sell at least one this year. Of course, I'd be thrilled to sell more but let's start with one. :-)

That's it for me! I think I can manage most of my list and I have this crazy awesome feeling that 2009 is going to be a REALLY good year!


Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut


Jessica Burkhart said...

Happy 2009!! Great goals, too. :)

Emily Marshall said...

I have the same crazy awesome feeling about 2009. Yay to the new year.

Great goals, Tina. And I love that you set yourself up to hopefully succeed your goals!

everydayMOM said...

Great goals! I love your enthusiasm for all the new year holds! Hope to see you more, but let me know for sure when your book is coming out.


Kate Fall said...

Wow, that's a lot of goals, Tina! You're gonna have a great year!