Friday, December 30, 2011

Officially, my goals for 2012

Since this is the last Friday of the year, I thought I'd handle the New Year's admin now. If you want to see how I fared with the 2011 "guidelines", you're more than welcome to go check out my other blog, Taking Charge of My Life.

Without further ado, my goals for 2012:


I want to finish Doorways before 30 June.

I will query Doorways on 1 July.

I want to finish the WiP2 rewrite by 30 September.

I want to finish the Don't Look Back draft by 31 December.

I want to finish at least one draft of the musical libretto by 31 December.

I might want to look at Guardian again.


I want to read more (crit partners' manuscripts don't count).

I want to read Shakespeare, Austen and Martin.


Auditions, auditions, auditions.

I want to master at least intermediate cooking.

I want to spend more time designing.

I want to brush up on my French and Mandarin (at least one of the two) and take another language.

I want to take classes in a musical instrument. Either piano or guitar.

I also want to get out more next year. Cabin fever never did suit me.

Since I achieved four goals in 2011, I want to achieve six in 2012.

So that's me for the year. I hope you enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed all of yours.

Before I sign off, I just want to say cheers.

2011 was more than a little bumpy, but your support made it much easier to get through the year. Here's to 2012. If it's the last one, know I wouldn't want to spend it without you. If it isn't, thank goodness, because then I'll see you for 2013.

See you on the other side. ;-)


  1. You, lady, are gonna be busy! :) It's great to set goals. Congrats and see you on the other side! Have a Happy New Year's Eve!

  2. Okay, I'm totally intimidated by your goals. But I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines. Go, Misha!!:)

  3. I'm noticing that a lot of people who are into writing are also good at languages. I'd never noticed before!

    Great goals; I know you can achieve them!

  4. You have a great set of goals there, Misha! I know you'll be able to do it. :)

  5. You've just inpired me Misha. I hope you get to do everything close to your hear this coming year. And I hope this soming year brings along whatever will ease your friends pain.

  6. That's a big list of goals. Wishing you so much luck with them. Have a great 2012!

  7. Schwoo! We'll be here this next year for you, too. And thanks for your encouragement, too.

  8. Sounds like you've got it all in order. Cheers to you!

    Happy New Year!

  9. I'll try to get the Doorways edits back to you soon. I'm easily distracted by blogger and twitter and coffee/doughnuts.

  10. You have your plate full for next year. I can only cheer you on and wish you all the best and especially a lot of good health to be able to accomplish all that or at least most of them.

    Happy New Year 2012 to you :)

  11. My New Year's Resolution this year is that I shall make no more New Year's Resolutions. :-D

    I've decided to just take the "Do everything now!" approach. We'll see how it goes.

    BTW, I was glad to see you're going to read some Shakespeare. I wish more writers would; they'd be much better for it. Especially if they struggle with metaphor and simile.

  12. Ooo Chandon Sparkling Wine, not the nicest winery to visit (their staff is terribly rude) but they do make a nice dry Brut.

    I'll have to bug you once South Africa reaches the international date line. You'll have to tell me what 2012 feels like while I'm still in 2011!!

  13. Best of luck with all your goals, and especially with Doorways. I really like your idea of setting a date like that.

    Happy New Year to you, I wish you nothing but the best for 2012! :)

  14. Fantastic goals, pal. *cheering you on* I have goals too. I sure hope I can achieve them.

    Happy New Year!!! It's going to be a great 2012! *waving*

  15. Best wishes for all those resolutions and goals!! You can do it!! Sounds nicely well-rounded. :) Happy 2012 to you.

  16. Good luck with your 2012 goals!

    Wow--you're trilingual? That's so cool.

    Happy New Year! :)

  17. Good luck with your goals, and I think it's great you finished four in 2011, especially since I don't even remember what my goals I guess I need to start a new list.

  18. Your goals are wonderful. Seperated out for writing and life.
    I love the French language though I can't speak it.
    I wish you the best of luck in accomplishing your goals and will be here blogging away with ya to follow along on your journey.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!

  19. Hey Misha, how are you doing? You managed to accomplish at least four of your goals this year, that's pretty good considering what kind of year it's been, well done.
    as far as this coming year is concerned you've set some pretty awesome goals for yourself, I hope you succeed in all endeavours.
    May God bless you and all you hold dear now and for the rest of your life, sent in sincerity, Geoff.

  20. Wow! Four goals down in 2011... way to go girl!!
    Hope you have a fabulous New Year, Misha!
    See you around in 2012...

  21. Fantastic goals. I hope you achieve many if them iff not all.
    Happy New Year

  22. Misha:
    here's to no bumpy roads in the New Year, and I hope you get all you wished for...and more.

    Happy New Year!


  23. Enjoy your last three hours of 2011. Here's to a great 2012!

  24. Man, those are incredible resolutions. I would settle for only one or two. But I am older, slower, less energy. You will be successful, Misha!

  25. Good luck with your goals! It's an ambitious list!

  26. May all your 2012 wishes come true.

    Happy New Year, Misha.

  27. Hi Misha..hope and pray that all your dreams come true in 2012 and that you are able to meet all your goals.

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year. Hugs.

  28. Sounds like you are going to have a very busy year.

    Happy New Year!

  29. Great goals there, Misha! I like how they're more than just specific to get done by the end of 2012. Good luck and Happy New Year!

  30. Happy New Year and best wishes to you in the coming days. Hope we all find success with our writing projects!

  31. I love your goals for the year. I also love the positive statements you make about them: you *want* to achieve this. I think I need to be a little more definite in things I *want* to achieve in my life too.

    Good luck with all your goals, and I hope 2012 is a good year for you.

  32. I recommend piano! Once you know that instrument, all the others are unlocked for you.

    Thanks for coming by :)

  33. Hey, happy New Year's! May 2012 be truly blessed! Your goals encourage me to write down mine...hmmmmm. Hey any time you want to work on written French, send me an email or we can fb chat...or video for spoken French! Can't help ya for Mandarin ;) Alors, Joyeux Nouvel An! biz


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