There are four days left of 2010, and I find that I’ll be missing the year a little. This year has been such a significant one for me, and next year is still wide open with possibilities, and a whole world of things that I can only half begin to imagine. Change is good, though. Change hopefully means improvement.
Actually, I’ve already started some big changes… I’ve finally gotten serious about branding my name on the internet as a writer, for example, thus this new blog which I have to say I like the design of very much.
This year is a new start for Tales From the Hollow Tree, as well. Isabelle Santiago and I realized we were doing ourselves a disservice by using it mainly as a review blog—we want to highlight our own writing much more than we have been doing, so we’re taking a page from the Merry Sisters of Fate blog and we’re going to be doing an experiment in flash fiction, providing four short stories a month—two from each of us. We’re hoping it will teach us a lot about writing and get us out of our comfort zones a bit.
As far as life goes, Christmas was a wonderful event. My very first spent with my husband, and a deliciously sweet little thing. I didn’t get out any Christmas cards this year, sadly, but I have a serious resolve to do things better next year. Then again, isn’t that true for almost everyone, every year?
Still, goals for 2011:
1) Finish Jethro, Edit and Query.
2) Iron out the plot and hopefully finish Secret Project.
3) Write two short stories per month on Tales From the Hollow Tree.
4) Blog, blog, blog.
What are you going to be working on next year?
9 thoughts on “Looking Ahead to 2011”
I very much like the new blog and the new look! And your goals for the year sound awesome – reachable, and yet will make you stretch.
Thanks so much, Tristi! I’m really excited about this year.
Great blog, Lisa, but where’s the follower button? Love the pic up top!
Hi Kathleen! I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to get a follower widget, but for now, you can “subscribe” in the first sidebar on the right. You should be able to choose Google as your method from the drop-down menu, and I think that will let my posts show up on your Blogger reading list. Hope that helps!
And thanks about the pic, I love it too! I found it on Deviantart, by a user named PersephoneStock.
Very nice new blog, Lisa. I’m a WordPresser myself and love all the themes and features (you gotta love the SNOW!). Awesome goals, I too hope to finish a novel and do some great blogging.
Thanks Mike! I do love the themes, and am delighted with the snow. 🙂 Good luck on your goals!
Beautiful blog. Glad you and your new husband had a great Christmas together. Special memories for sure. Good luck on your goals for the year. You can totally do it.
Oh thank you, Nichole!