New Year’s Resolutions – 2013

Hi everyone!

I think we all know what tonight is, so I’ll just get right down to it.  Happy New Year’s Eve!  I wanted to take a little break in my posts on my trip to Europe to talk about my upcoming goals and projects for the new year.  This idea is thanks to Meg Waite Clayton over at 1st Books, who is hosting a blog hop on writing resolutions for 2013.  First off thank you to all the people who have liked my latest posts on my trip.  I see those in my inbox and it keeps me going.  I really appreciate the support.  I plan on updating my blog more regularily, so anyone following will have an easier time knowing what/when to expect updates and information.

I’m still very new to all of this, so thank you for bearing with me and thanks for reading!

What to expect in 2013:

1.  My biggest goal for 2013, besides getting in shape (like every year, I’m not alone in this right?) is to finish my book.  If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve been writing this novel for years now and I absolutely intend on its completion in the first half of 2013.  I will then have something in a final enough form for others to begin reading and critiquing and editing.  I do not have a title yet, but keep an eye out on the website for more information in the very near future.  What I can say is that it is a fantasy novel based in 1938 Istanbul with five main characters, all young adults, from all over the world.

2.  I want to get more of my previous short stories and work up on my website.  Some of it is in need of revising and I want to get it up to par so I have more examples of my stories out there for anyone to read.

3.  Once my main work is finished and in editing stages, I want to make progress on getting my other novel, Orange Myriad, in a complete enough format to be edited as well.  This is also a fantasy novel I wrote, but it is a stand alone work.  I may want to get it in good enough shape to give away for free during the latter part of this year.

4.  Continue to network and help other writers get where they need to go.  I found the best support network on She Writes and I’d like to join more.  We are all in this together, and I want to support other writers/artists and make some good friends in the process.

On to 2013!  May it be a fantastic and fruitful year for us all!

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11 comments on “New Year’s Resolutions – 2013

  1. soniafogal says:

    Great goals Danyelle! And Europe! I am so very jealous. i have never been anywhere but hope to change that once my children are a little older. Best wishes for a great 2013!

  2. oebooks says:

    Happy New Year Danyelle. Sounds like you have your 2013 all mapped out, and sounds like you have the hang of blogging as well. You might not see the drink in my hand, but here’s to wishing you the best. – Rhonda

  3. oebooks says:

    Happy New Year Danyelle! You may not see the drink in my hand, but here’s to you, wishing you and yours all the best in 2013! Nice post by the way… sounds like you do have the hang of it.

  4. Danyelle-

    Happy New Year! Thank you for stopping by my blog on the blog hop. And happy rewriting and polishing your works. Your travel posts here are great and what fun to be exploring the world! Love travel.

    I wish you fluid writing, and clarity for editing and polishing!

    Stephanie Renee dos Santos
    Author of historical novel: Cut From The Earth
    “A story of 18th century Portuguese tile and of love — defying gender and class — the power of nature and love to heal.”
    http://www.stephaniereneedossantos.com

  5. Annabelle says:

    Nice to “meet” another fantasy writer! My current WIP is in the third draft and still has no title; I really have to make myself cope with that one of these days. Somehow, that’s just not a kind of thinking that comes easily to me.

    I hope your 2013 is a great one!

    • Good to meet you as well! Titles are incredibly hard. People have been asking me for mine for years now and I never have an answer. Best of luck in 2013, lets get our books done, shall we?

  6. Hi Danyelle, This is first time I’ve been to your site and, if all goes as planned, it won’t be the last. I’d like to read some of your short stories. You have quite an ambitious list of resolutions, I wish you luck with all of them. I too am posting excerpts from a new work, my second memoir. Hope you’ll drop by and tell me what you think: http://www.amemorabletimeofmylife.blogspot.com.
    Happy New Year and enjoy your time in Europe.

    • Thank you so much! I actually posted two short stories so far under the short stories tab at the top of my website. I’ll definitely drop by your site and check out your excerpts. How exciting! My trip to Europe was back in October, but I’ve been posting our pictures from our travels and day by day summaries slowly over time. We definitely enjoyed the trip, I hope everyone enjoys the posts and finds them helpful/informative. Happy New Year!

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