Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My horescope told me it's going to be a good year

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm very excited for this year. Because I feel there are big things in front of me. And not just because I’m imagining it or wishing it to happen, but my most recent fortunes on my Fortune Cookie App and my horoscope confirm it :) And as we all know horoscopes are never wrong. Merely because they are generally so broad and present both sides that they have to be right. Here are some gems it told me about 2012.

"…this is a year that might start out slow but within weeks it is going to explode into a flurry of activity.” And “they will experience the most of everything during the upcoming year of 2012. Libras will benefit from a very successful year 2012 in terms of finances and goodwill...”

Success, flurry of activity, and experiencing the most of everything. I'll take it!

I'll of course choose to overlook this other comment in one of the same horoscopes: “however, they should not fail to prepare themselves on dealing with a few discouragements and frustrations that may come their way…”

Anyway, I think the year of 2012 is going to be great in terms of my writing career. Merely because I’m choosing to make it great.

At the end of last year, I decided to indie-publish one of my old novels as an eBook under a pen name. After dusting it off and working on revisions, it is almost ready to go.

With that included, my concrete goals for the year include:
  • ePub one of my Young Adult books
  • Continue to submit one of my Middle Grade novels to agents
  • Continue working on another YA novel I started several years ago
  • Start working on an adult holiday novel

Looks like it might be a busy year. But all of that will have to be put on the back burner. Because late last night via email I received a wonderful revision request for my Middle Grade mystery book/potential series that I've been submitting to agents.

Now I've been around the Agent Revision block more than once. So I’m remaining cautiously optimistic. But I have a very good feeling about this. If for no other reason than my horoscope says January is going to be a good month for me :)

--Emily, Miss Cautiously Optomistic


Megg Jensen said...

Fortune Cookie app?! Which one? I must have this app. :D

C. K. Kelly Martin said...

Exciting goals, Emily! It's going to be a great year. The adult holiday novel sounds like fun and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you on the agent front.

Emily Marshall said...

Megg--I LOVE my fortune cookie app. It's awesome. Mine's just called "Fortune," though I tried to find it in the app store and couldn't find the same one I have. But there's several more on there.

C.K. Thanks for the positive words of encouragement. I'm super excited about the adult holiday novel. I've wanted to write something holiday-oriented for awhile. And while brainstorming ideas one day this winter I got a good one. But it has to be for adults. This should be interesting to try, since I've never written anything for the adult market before.

Kate Fall said...

These are great goals, Em. Good luck with the requested revision!

Kristina Springer said...

Yay for the revision requests! I love that middle grade series of yours-- I know it could be big. :-) And yay for giving epubbing a try!

DeenaML said...

Oooh! Agent revision request! Go Em!

Emily Marshall said...

Thanks ladies! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.