Monday, December 31, 2012

Here's to 2013!

First off all, have one: 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Overall, 2012 was a zinger of a year, filled with blessing and successes. In fact, I got a substantial amount of this year's goals done. 

Here's what I want to do in 2013: 

Writing: 

Continue querying Doorways

Finish the draft to Guardian

Rewrite: 

Don't Look Back

(Working Title) Otto

(Working Title) Guardian

Maybe finish the draft sequel to Doorways: Unlocking

Reading: 

Just to read more. I'm going to go easy on myself and aim for 25 books for the whole year. Any genre or classification. Crits not included because I consistently fail to keep count of them. 

Life: 

Keep working on my voice. 

Get back to guitar lessons. 

REALLY to take French and Italian, since it will be useful to my day job. 

Exercise regularly. This includes activities like gymming, fencing, dancing, yoga or any combination of such activities. 

Eat and cook healthier food. 

Make a point to meet more people with whom I have things in common. Sort of feeling tired of having my real life conversations ending in blank stares. 

I also want to paint more. Maybe even finish an exhibition's worth of art?


That's it for me this year. I'm all about simplifying this coming year, so I'm looking forward to seeing how much of it I get done. 

What about you? What do you want to achieve in 2013? 

14 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Happy New Year, Misha!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, guitar lessons!! Rock out, Misha.
Have a great New Year.

Brinda said...

These goals sound wonderful to me. I like the one about meeting more people with things in common.

Loree Huebner said...

Congrats on accomplishing your goals. Always look forward!

Happy New Year, Misha!

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

Wishing you lots of luck with your 2013 goals. I look forward to following your year!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Yeah I made an impossible reading goal for this year and failed. I'll do a more reasonable one this year. Best of luck with your goals for 2013.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I've heard that January thru April is the best time of year to query. So you better be ready starting Wednesday! Send those things out woman!

Jeff Hargett said...

I personally don't see how so many folks can read so many books in year's time anyway. Compared to some, I must be illiterate. ;-) But the best goals are those that are attainable with a reasonable amount of effort.

Have a great New Year!

Brooke R. Busse said...

I love seeing everyone's goals at the beginning of the year! They're so full of hope and the whispers of things to come!

I have quite a few project and reading goals myself. Life goals aren't so easy for me to make though. :/

sydneyaaliyah said...

Great goals, Misha. Good luck in 2013.

rhondaparrish said...

Those are great goals :) I haven't blogged about mine yet, but I'm hoping to do that early next week.

Happy New Year!

~ Rhonda Parrish

Laura Diamond said...

Excellent goals. Happy New Year!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks all!

Nicole said...

Happy New Year, Misha!