2013, Here I Come

Hey, all, Suze here. This is my last post for 2012 and, frankly, I’d like to thank all those people who misinterpreted the Mayan Long Count Calendar.  I’m thrilled to still be here, and I’m glad all of you are too!

So, instead of talking about the Year in Review, I thought I’d talk today about the Year in Preview. I’m not talking about New Year’s Resolutions. Those tend to get shoved under the bed with the dust bunnies around January 10th or so. I’m talking about what I want my life to look like a year from now — here’s what I see. May I say, the view is pretty fine! Not in any particular order of importance:

I’m a published writer! Woohoo! I don’t know what form this will take: indie, digital-first press, or traditional, but you will be able to buy my book(s) before the end of 2013.

I’m in control of my health! I’m consistently making good food choices and exercising regularly. I may even have run that 5K. Catch me if you can!

I’ve finished two WIPs — great stories that have been sitting around and just need a few weeks out of my 52 to see the light of day.

I’ve finished (and sold!) at least one more new novel! 2012 was not exactly a banner year for me in the producing-new-words department. 2013 will see a huge jump in my lifetime word count, putting me closer to that magic 500,000 word mark.

I’ve made many cosmetic updates to my home environment. You know all those little things about your house that bug you and would be easy and inexpensive to fix, but always seem to get put aside? That tiny missing piece of molding? New paint needed in the dining room? Loose knob on one of the kitchen cabinets? That stuff is all taken care of in 2013. Sweet!

I’ve nurtured my relationships and friendships. Because without friends and family, life is pretty bleak.

What does 2013 look like for you?



7 thoughts on “2013, Here I Come”

  1. That all sounds awesome, Suze, and I can’t wait to be a part of seeing it all come to pass.

    My 2013 will see me being gentler with myself when it comes to my production schedule. I realize that if I’m going to last in this job, a slow and steady pace will win the race.

    Shedding unwanted pounds and focusing on my health will be in the forefront as well. I look forward to working on those goals together with you!

    Best of luck with all you do, sweetie! It’s going to be an interesting year in the publishing world.

    1. Thanks, PJ! I truly believe there will be nothing unlucky about 2013. It’s going to be an amazing year for all of us.

  2. Great preview of your 2013, Suze! My year will see me finish two more novellas and the second-half of a WIP novel. I will have pitched at my local chapter luncheon in June and in Atlanta (if I decide to make the trek). I’ll have queried 36 or more agents. I will have entered the Golden Heart Contest. I’ll have my toned body back, with daily pilates, and I will have continued my gluten-free, dairy-free diet with more knowledge about alternate healthy choices. That’s my 2013.

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