Monday, 3 January 2011

List To The Rhythm

Happy New Year!

My awesome cp, Amparo did a post about what she learnt in 2010. Check it out here. So I thought I'd totally steal, I mean, do something similar.

2010 was awesome. Why?

1. I started to blog. The writing community are the most supportive, helpful, amazing group of people in the world. This journey is so much easier with good travelling companions like you.
2. I finished my new wip in October last year. I also rough planned 2 other projects. Those are on the agenda for this year.
3. My crit buddies are awesome.
4. My beta, Renae, is awesome.
5. Starting up Operation Awesome.

There has been lots of other amazing things in 2010, but I'd be listing them for ages. Now it's time to focus on the future.

1. Michelle McLean publishes her first non-fiction book, Homework Helpers: Essays & Term Papers. I can't wait for this. Not only is Michelle a talented writer, but she's also one of my crit buddies. She'll be stopping here on her blog tour soon.
2. The second WriteOnCon.
3. More Operation Awesome Mystery Agent contests. Last year one of the runners up signed with Mandy Hubbard. I hope this year brings more success stories like this.
4. The paperback release of Talli Roland's The Hating Game. If you haven't read the eBook version yet, go get it. if you have, buy it anyway. You NEED a physical copy.
5. New books. There are so many to list, but two I'm excited for are Possession by Elana Johnson, and Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
6. Movies. Harry Potter TDH Part 2. and Breaking Dawn: Part 1 are both released this year. I have a feeling HP will be epic, but Breaking Dawn has me worried. Fingers crossed it follows the trend of the movies getting better as the series goes on.
7. More blogging. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next year has in store for all of us. Fingers crossed for agents and book deals all round.

Is there anything you are looking forward to in 2011?


Amparo Ortiz said...

I'm definitely looking forward to the same things as you. And... did you say TWO other projects??? *fist pump* I'm going to finish my WIP, then work on another one, so yeah. I guess we'll both be writing like mad!

Happy New Year!!

Matthew Rush said...

YES! There is so much awesome stuff to look forward to!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to polishing the sequel to my book and having my publisher accept it.
As for movies - Cowboys and Aliens all the way!

Jessica Bell said...

Yes! One being the discovery of being able to fit in the impossible. finger crossed! Happy New Year, Lindsay :o)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I think you've covered most of mine, Lindsay. I'm looking forward to attending the LA SCBWI conference again this year. And of course I can't wait for WriteOnCon. :D

Jamie Grey said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic year! (And an even better one to come!) And yes, I definitley can't wait for most of the things on your list. SO excited for Beth Revis's book!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Amen! to everything in this post! Great 2010 and so much to look forward to in 2011!

Especially for certain prolific CPs of mine. :)

Katie Mills said...

Yes! I'm looking forward to Talli and Elana's books too! And the final HP. I'm kind of looking forward to Breaking Dawn even thought I wasn't too thrilled with the other movies. The acting erks me. I'd actually rather watch the things dubbed over in french just to cover up their voices. Anyway- Hope you have a banner year babe!

Jessica Hill said...

I'm definitely looking forward to new books this year, and a few movies. I'm also looking forward to networking more with other writers this year.

Happy New Year! :)

Colene Murphy said...

Great list! Am a little worried about Breaking Dawn too...ugh. It can only get better after the first one right?
Books this year are going to be awesome!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Great list! I hope you have a happy 2011!

Jen Daiker said...

2010 was an amazing year for me as well! I am so happy to have met so many amazing bloggers, wrote so many manuscripts and now have a shot at writing with a publishing company.

I can't wait to see what this year brings, all wonderful things I'm sure.

Melissa said...

There is so much to look forward to in 2011. I'm waiting on several of the same things you are. I'm really excited!

Emy Shin said...

I'm so glad 2010 was an awesome year for you, and congratulations on everything you've accomplished. Good luck on everything!

Elana Johnson said...

Great list--I'm honored you put me and my book on it. *weeps a little*

I wish you the best 2011 ever!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I'm always optimistic at the beginning of a new year.

Congrats on your completed projects and I wish you a ton of success in 2011!

Jessica Lei said...

Crit partners ARE amazing!