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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:

THINGS I CAN CONTROL:

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!


THINGS I CANNOT CONTROL BUT I'D REALLY LOVE TO HAPPEN:

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!


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jenniferjabaley
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!
sammyjones57
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Awesome!! Congrats!
taylormorris
Dec. 28th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
My head is spinning.... More than impressed, Mandy. Astonished!
spiritworld25
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. :)
jessica_shea
Dec. 28th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, congrats, Mandy! I can't wait to see what your 2010 goals are.
onlyemarie
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
So awesome, Mandy! Congrats.
divawriter
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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