Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

(Quick reminder, since a lot of you were away doing whatever it is normal people do over the holiday: there's another Wicked Game ARC drawing this week. Scroll down to last Friday's post. There aren't many entries yet (slackers!), so your chances are excellent.)

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I read yesterday that the way you spend your time at midnight on New Year's Eve is the way you'll spend the rest of the year. I guarantee that I will not spend 2008 drinking too much champagne (how can 1.75 glasses be so intoxicating?) and staring at the blandly handsome face of Ryan Seacrest (how can 1 man get paid so much for doing so little?).

I took the whole day off yesterday, something I never do. Saw Sweeney Todd, which was amazing, the ideal marriage of men and material. When I heard last year that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp were bringing the Sondheim musical to the big screen, I thought, "It will be perfect." And it was.

Then I spent the evening finishing A Rush of Wings by Adrian Phoenix, which comes out next Tuesday. I'll blog in detail about it over the weekend, but it was awesome--serial killers, vampires rock gods, FBI conspiracies, and fallen angels, all in one gorgeously written novel.

On to my 2008 Goals:

1. Rewrite The Reawakened (non-negotiable, since it's under contract)
2. Write and rewrite Bad to the Bone (ditto)
3. Write six tie-in stories for Wicked Game
4. Submit proposal for more vampire books
5. Submit young adult fantasy proposal (completed Book 1 and series synopsis)
6. Write and submit proposal for new adult novel/series
7. Fix screenplay ending and begin submitting it to contests again
8. Design and build WVMPradio.com website and blog for Wicked Game's release
9. Build MySpace pages for WVMP and characters
10. Attend 5 conferences/conventions/book festivals
11. Sign stock at 100 bookstores
12. Do 10 non-conference appearances (signings, talks)
13. Do 25 online interviews/guest blogs
14. Read 50 books
15. Watch 50 movies
16. Foster 5 dogs (not all at the same time)
17. Do my part to make sure my candidate becomes President
18. Never be satisfied with "good enough."

You'll notice that a lot of these are repeats/carry overs from my 2007 goals. I'm a work in progress.

What are your hopes and dreams for 2008? Do they involve booze and fake celebrities? If so, consider revising. Or hell, go for it.

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via FoxyTunes

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6 Comments:

< delurk >

LOL! At midnight, I was in bed reading. If my year goes like that, I will be quite happy. :D

< /delurk >

Posted by: Anonymous Jess at 1/02/2008 2:29 PM

I was in bed reading too! :) until my mom walks in and says "Hey! it's midnight!!" then I noticed it was 12:04, heh.

For 2008, I want to graduate nursing school! and be able to get a fantastic job and oh, maybe even move! But I'm just concentrating on graduating. :)

Oh! I don't have to worry about getting in the contest for an ARC of Wicked Game 'cause I was lucky enough to win one months ago which you, missy, said you were gonna send out in January - now what month is it? hehehe. *g* (I'm SO subtle, aren't I?)

I'm going to pimp out your contest, though!

Posted by: Blogger Wendy at 1/02/2008 5:00 PM

I was laying on sofa dozing waiting for my daughter to call me at midnite, guess she was consuming her chanpagne!!M

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 1/02/2008 5:07 PM

Yep I already won one as well. As for what I was doing, I was sleeping at midnight.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 1/02/2008 5:15 PM

I guess one of my hopes for 2008 is that I'll be someone who procrastinates less. :) Procrastination caused me too much stress last year, and I don't want that to happen this year. I also hope to read more really good fantasy romance books and travel more this year. It's amazing to see new places and meet new people because it opens your eyes up to the world.

I hope I'll get a copy of Wicked Game like the lucky people who commented here. :)

Posted by: Anonymous catherine at 1/03/2008 4:34 PM

Don't worry, Wendy & Kathy, your ARCs will be on their way next week.

In case anyone's wondering, they're getting ARCs because they posted reviews of VOICE OF CROW during the month of October.

But there'll be more chances to win, including a new drawing starting tomorrow! Yay!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 1/03/2008 4:56 PM

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