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2009 Goal Check-in / Recap

It's that time of year! Time to look back on 2009. I just looked up the goals I posted last January:


1)Meet all deadlines!  Whew. The deadlines definitely ended up being more intense than I  had expected, but I kept up!
2) Complete Book 2 for razorbill (including all edits)  Yay! At the time I made the goal, I didn't even know what the book would be. It's now known as YOU WISH-- coming August 5, 2010!
3) Complete my nascar harlequin book  CHECK!
4) Increase online presence-- host at least 3 contests, increase facebook activity.  Check!
5) Guest Blog or interview on at least a dozen blogs.  Check!
6) Complete a totally fresh book to be shopped in 2010, possibly as my option book.  Check! My agent should be sending it over in a couple more weeks....
7) See SHATTERED shopped. Revise if neccessary.  Check! Not only was it shopped, but it sold to Flux as part of a two book deal. And yes, on the pen name: Amanda Grace.
8) Hold a book launch for Prada & Prejudice.  Check! It was lots of fun, too!


1) Sell in another foreign country  Check! P&P will soon be available in Indonesia and Spain (in addition to France)
2) See Prada go into its second printing.  Check!  P&P is now in its 5th printing.
3) Sell SHATTERED, likely under a psuedonym  Check!! WOOT!
4) Sell option book to Razorbill  Hopefully I'll have more on this in a month or two! I've done my part!
5) Win every award ever invented.   Hmm. Looks like that one is a doozy.


I do love goals, and I was really amazed at the fact that I could actually cross off so many of them. 2009 has been a really, truly incredible year for me, and I can only hope 2010 is just as eventful! My goals for 2010 will be posted soon!



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 28th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
I'm a firm believer that if you write a goal down you are twice as likely to complete it. But man you had SO MANY!! congratulations on an amazingly successful year. Here's to many more!
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! Congrats!
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
My head is spinning.... More than impressed, Mandy. Astonished!
Dec. 28th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on crossing off so many of your goals for 2009 Mandy. I'm sure that 2010 will be just as fun. Good luck. Happy writing. :)
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, congrats, Mandy! I can't wait to see what your 2010 goals are.
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
So awesome, Mandy! Congrats.
Dec. 29th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Ah crap Mandy, now you've got me started on my goals/resolutions. It has definitely been a banner year for you, congratulations! You've accomplished so much, and you totally deserve it all. Can I rub your head for good luck? ;-) Congrats, and hopefully this year will bring all sorts of new and amazing adventures for you.
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