2011: A Year in Review

Dear readers and friends,

I did not write a Flamin’ Friday post yesterday, nor did I write one last week. But it was Christmas after all, and last night I was (for once!) writing on my novel, Into the Flames. But I feel you all deserve some words of finality as this year comes to its close. I feel like I should say something witty about Janus here, but I’ll probably just bungle it, so I won’t.

Anyway, I started off 2011 with a new blog site and a new resolution to read 55 books. The new blog has done pretty well, I suppose, but alas, I fell short of my reading goal by half its number (go here for my 2011 reading list). I started out strong, but as the months wore on, things just got really hectic. I haven’t even finished a book since September, although I’ve started many and then put them down. It’s already a week past Christmas and I haven’t even gotten a hundred pages into one of my Christmas books.

Well, let’s not dwell on what I didn’t accomplish this year.

  • In 2011, I edited about 4 million words from 130 books for Tate Publishing.
  • For Consortium Books I edited six novels and over a dozen short stories for an approximate total of 568,000 words (I think that’s rounding down).
  • I moved from part time to full time at my job,
  • almost finished a novel (less than 3k away!!),
  • and got a short story published.
  • I managed to wash dishes and laundry at least once a week for the entire year,
  • I become a mom,
  • and I enjoyed countless hours with family and friends.

So I guess, overall, I came out on top. Happy new year, everybody!

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One Response to 2011: A Year in Review

  1. “Bungle” is an awesome word. I should probably use it more often. Also: I, too, fell short of my reading goal in 2011, so I feel your pain on that one.

    Happy New Year!