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!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut