Monday, February 1, 2010

Month in Review

January is officially over. So, I thought I'd ring in February properly with a review of my 2010 goals, just to torment myself with how I'm doing so far!

1. My first goal for the new year had been a relatively simple one: Finish the first draft of my novel Broken and send it on to my Beta for shredding. Mission accomplished! Yes, I finished the first draft Broken on January 18, 2010. Yay!!! Since then, my lovely Beta has knocked it down and it has been added to the Query-Go-Round. Now, the real torture begins.

2. Next goal? Get an agent...Sadly, I am still all by my lonesome...Ahh well. I am determined not to have a pity party...Yet.

3. Post to my blog at least once a week...So far so good! Fingers crossed that I can keep this up!

4. Obtain Champion status on my Wii Fit Ski Jump...Not only have I done that, but I have gotten there on the Table Tilt, Tight Rope Walk and the Ski Slalom. I am now working my way up the ranks on the Snowboard Slalom...hmmm, maybe I should head to Vancouver in a couple weeks...

5. Write a minimum of two more novels...Slow down! I maybe be good, but I'm not THAT good!! lol....But, I have begun my next WIP...a cute little YA fantasy that is tragic but funny at the same of the characters (who is fast becoming my favorite) has an air of the ridiculous about him.

6. Read 100 books this year...okay, so I figured it out and that means, I have to read an average of 8.3 books a month. Here's the rundown for January:
  • House of Reckoning by John Saul
  • Candor by Pam Bachorz
  • A Mermaid's Ransom by Joey W. Hill
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • Atlas of Unknowns by Tania James, I only read 5...all in all not bad, but I can do better! I blame Tana French...a bit of a dry read and the ending...well, the ending did not give me closure. Oh, excuses! That just means that I have to work harder to catch up!

7. Eat right, get in shape...blah, blah, blah....I could be doing better....ah well, it's still early yet...

So, that's it for me. How about the rest of you fine folks? How are your 2010 goals coming along?


  1. Ha I'm still searching for my agent soulmate too. 2010 will be our year ;)

  2. Keep on the hunt, and come visit us at yalitchat on ning. Agents hang out there.

  3. Congrats on finishing Broken :))

    G'luck on the agent hunt, Karla!


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