New Year's Resolutions!

Party Turkey is ready for New Year's!
We all make them, but not all of us keep them. I do, as much as I can do, but I think the secret to making resolutions is to forget about them. Many people seem to fret about not losing enough weight or not moving forward in their careers, get frustrated, and just give up altogether. I write them down in the back of one of my numerous notebooks, feel positive about them, and then close the book and don't look at them until the end of the year. Here is a recap of what I promised myself in the past year:

By the end of 2010, I:
1) Had one book published
2) Began a new series
3) Wrote 700 short stories and 5 books
4) Found a creative partner

As my New Year's resolutions for 2011, I wrote the following:

I would like to:
1) sell 60,000 books
2) Publish 3 more books
3) Have my hair crocheted
4) Finish 5 more novels
5) Have tours and book signings

This is what I actually did in 2011:
1) Had 5 books published
2) Had my long and unkempt hair crocheted
3) Had 1 book signing and 5 tours
4) Finished 10 more novels, began about 10 more, wrote 100 more short stories, began two other series, 4 standalones, and altogether wrote over 3 million words.
5) Began receiving royalties for previously published work

I think the only resolution I didn't fulfill was #1, but the rest were fulfilled ten times over. I'll be making my new list soon, but first, I have another book to finish.

Happy New Year!


  1. I would like to have the concentration to finish a poetry book I have been working on, and improve my short story writing skills which are lacking in my opinion. I would also like to find more time to read...Congrats on what you accomplished in 2011 and what you will accomplish in 2012!

  2. Your hair crocheted..... Picture!! I can not imagine it and I crochet. lol!

    In all seriousness, Congrats on your accomplishments!

  3. To finish AND publish the sequel to Cel & Anna.

  4. I'd like to publish Vol 1 of the Manicheans. That'd be neat.

  5. That is wonderful!
    I journal my goals too and don't look at them. Even without looking, its amazing how close the the mark or past the mark one comes.

    Happy New Year!


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