Monday, December 28, 2009

The year that was...

At the beginning of 2009, I posted my list of goals for 2009.

To refresh your memories and for those not here back then, I'll post them again below and next to the goal, I'll tell you how I did:

* To finish editing WWMM and submit the full to Lucy Gilmour by the end of January - this is TOTALLY achievable. Check - I achieved this goal. Unfortunately it was rejected but the letter why was detailed and I was invited to submit another partial directly to her.

*To write another category targetted romance (well at least one, but I'm being realistic that I have three young boys) - either for Modern Heat or Superromance, depending on feedback I get from editors. Whoops! I started numerous books this year and at the end there, I ALMOST thought I'd finish one, until I got revisions on the partial I had subbed and therefore abandoned the full :) Despite not finishing any books, I actually have a partial currently subbed with Supers as well as my revisions for MH.

*To read more how-to books - this was on my ''goal'' list last year and it didn't really happen. And books about writing - I've just ordered ''Becoming a writer'', which people have been raving about on RomAus, from Book Depository. LOL - Doesn't buying the books count? I delved into a couple of writing books - Save The Cat and Break Into Fiction, but haven't read them enough to get much out of them yet! Tsk. Tsk.

*To participate in an online writing bootcamp and attend the Romance Roadshow in WA. Check! And how AWESOME were these experiences. Through Bootcamp 209 I've met a load of other fabulous writing friends, who are so generous with their thoughts and ideas when it comes to helping me. How lucky am I? And at the Romance Roadshow not only did I have a fabulous time and learn lots, I also met other new writing buddy - Janette, whom I've become good friends with.

Now... non writing related:

*To get my toddler out of nappies - BRING IT ON! This has been the bane of my existence this year - that and not getting enough sleep! We're still not quite there, but I'm positive about the progress we've made in the last month or so!

*To lose enough weight that I'll look good in little shorts next summer - okay.. so maybe I'm dreaming! Check. The little shorts are probably still a summer (or maybe two) off but I lost six kilos in last half of this year and I'm hoping for the same in 2010!!!

So, how'd you go with your goals? I'll be back tomorrow (or the next day) with my goals for 2010!!!


Cathryn Brunet said...

Well, I reckon you've done FANTASTICALLY!

Congratulations on a hugely successful year, Rach.

May 2010 be even better!

(Am especially looking forward to seeing you earn that lovely Harlequin contract. Which you will do. Very, very soon.)

Janette Radevski said...

LOL Rach - what a year - and yes Perth was great - can't wait for 2010, hoping it's going to be one cracker of the year!!

Joanne Cleary said...

Fantastic goal achieving, Rach! You've done so well.

Thinking back to my own goals, hmm, think I've not done too badly but big fat fail on the weight loss though. Maybe I should get on those wii scales and see how much I am now ...

Mel Teshco said...

sounds like you've achieved your goals, Rach!! Well done and looking forward to reading your published novel very soon =)

Jackie Ashenden said...

Well done you! Can't even remember what my goals were for 2009. Think it was something along the lines of 'get published' which was a big fail for me! :-) But hey, been doing Pilates for a year now so that's something.

Eleni Konstantine said...

You've done so well in 2009!! May 2010 be even better!!