- Finish editing my manuscript. This one sounds familiar, huh? I’m currently having a dilemma about the beginning, and I am just hoping something will click this month.
- Begin the query process for the aforementioned manuscript. This one sounds familiar, too! I’m hoping for the end of January/beginning of February with this one.
- Sleep more. I have had an awful sleep schedule the last few months. It’s not that I necessarily want to be on a strict schedule (although, I’m sure that would help!), but I just need to make sure I’m getting enough rest. I was knocked out of commission for a few weeks in October because I was so run down and I had a hard time shaking the flu. Yes, it was probably my own fault. So, rest and relaxation is going to be be *part* of my schedule so I can always be at my best.
- Work out. I’ve got the tools, I know how to use them, now I just need to be *consistent*! As soon as we get back home, I’m going to get on it!
- Cut carbs & sodium. Again, consistency.
- Drink more water. This too.
- Teach writing classes. Thanks to some amazing people in my writerly life, my IRL writing group, Shenandoah Writers is being “incubated” by the Arts Council of the Valley in Harrisonburg. I spoke with the director in November, and they are open to having me teach some writing classes through them—so now, I just need to put together some proposals and, well, propose them!
- Freelance, freelance, freelance. I could stand to step this up in the coming year. This goes for both writing and editing.
- Host the Write-Brained Network’s first (live) writers’ workshop. I’ve been hard at work on this, together with Shenandoah Writers, and plans are coming along nicely. However, I’d like to have the details hammered out and be advertising by March. Stay tuned!
- Write my third YA manuscript—at least a first draft. We’ll see . . .
- Speak at writers’ conferences. This one is kind of cheating to say because I already have two speaking gigs lined up for 2011 (the Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Workshop in May and the Hampton Roads Writers Conference in September . . . and the WB Workshop in probably September as well).
How about you?