By Michelle Miles On Dec 29 2007, 7:00 pm
I can’t believe 2008 is nearly here. It’s amazing how quickly time flies! I look back on 2007 and see all the things I accomplished – and didn’t accomplish (I don’t want to say they were failures since that sounds so negative! haha).
This last year has been a challenge in many ways. I went through some personal things and managed to live through it thanks to my good friends. I also vowed I would get every wall in my house painted before the end of the year (I bought a house with white walls in every room) and I got it done. That was a huge success.
I finally made it to print with my book A BEND IN TIME, the story of my hit man and his intended target. I love that book. It started off as serialized fiction and then made it to novel format after much cutting and editing.
Not only did I have the print release, I had two e-books release back-to-back. The sequel to BEND, A BREAK IN TIME finalizes the story of Skye and Dane (and can I just say—that hero is totally hot? I was so in love with him the entire time I was writing him…hehe). The second e-book release was a contemporary about an ex-stripper and a bad boy, NICE GIRLS DO.
I consider myself lucky: I get to write books and tell stories. Even though I’m very disappointed in myself this year for not doing as much as I should have. I vow to change all that for 2008. My goal – and it’s a big one – is to complete FIVE manuscripts in the year. Yes, folks, you heard that right. FIVE. Now, whether or not they are saleable is another story altogether.
At any rate, I’ve made a lot of personal progress this year. And I’m hoping I can make a lot of professional progress next year. I plan to ring in the New Year with my 6-year-old boy, a rousing game of Sorry! and even some Wii time, and then have a sip of wine at midnight. It’s a far cry from New Year’s of the past where I went out and partied until the wee hours of the morning. Funny how kids will change that for you.
So, dear readers, what are your goals and dreams for 2008?