Monday, January 2, 2012

Kick start 2012!

Just another Monday, right?
Never! 2012 is the year I get published! I guess that's my big writing resolution. Hope everyone is ready to get back to work and write. I've already sent out 2 queries! I know the agents are thrilled! And there are many events coming up, here are just a few:
  • 1/4 is the first Wednesday of the month when we share writing woes with the Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex - all are welcome!
  • Next week at Unicorn Bell I will be talking about critiquing if you'd like to stop by...
  • Christina Rains reminded me I should write more, so I am starting a new feature Tuesday 1/10 - Auntie Tara's Short Story Prompt, I'll put a linky link and see how it goes, once a month or so
  • As I searched for a writing convention, I found the Erma Bombeck Conference in April - but it's already sold out! So I'm just entering the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition (Jan 3-Feb 14) It's got great prizes in 2 categories, Humor and Human Interest for only 450 words or less. Think about it!
  • In case you hadn't heard, Alex is having a launch party for CassaFire next month. Woot!
  • Then the annual A to Z challenge comes back in April. I love that blogfest!
So, what is your #1 writing resolution? What's up for you this year? And have you heard about any writing conferences or workshops? Ohio is lame in this category, or I'm lame at finding them!

14 comments:

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

It's post like this that keep me informed. Thanks for reminding me to get my post drafted for the IWSG this Wednesday.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for mentioning the IWSG, the A to Z Challnge, and my book! Good luck with the contest. Sorry you don't get to attend the conference.

Sheri L. Swift said...

My hope is to have my sequel published by Nov 2012. We'll see, I'm still stalled in the middle of my audiobook because of the Holidays, but those are good interruptions! ; )

Leigh Covington said...

Heck ya - this is the year you get published! That's awesome. I will finish my 1st draft by end of March and polished to a shine by Sept 1. I also plan on becoming a pro at active vs inactive voice. *sigh*

Come to storymakers or LTUE in Utah! That'd be awesome!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats for sending out those queries. I look forward to what happens for you in 2012!

mshatch said...

well, you know I'm rooting for you, Tara :)

Charity Bradford said...

This IS your year Tara! I'm rooting for you, and thanks for the info.

Christine Rains said...

Great goals! You can do it! I definitely can use the Auntie Tara's Short Story prompt this year. I'm going to try to write one short story and submit it each month. Eek! Good luck and have a wonderful new year. :)

Catherine Lavoie said...

Happy New Year Tara! Wishing you all the best for 2012! My resolution for 2012 is to write more and make my writing a top priority (and to query, query, query!)

Heather M. Gardner said...

I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Anytime you need a kick in the ass just let me know.

Thanks for the handy info.

Question about the Auntie Tara's Short Story Prompt...how long is a short story?

M.J. Fifield said...

My #1 writing resolution also involves publishing. I wish you the best of luck with it.

I love the A to Z blogfest too. It was so much fun last year, I'm really looking forward to it this year.

Angela Brown said...

My number one goal is to find a balance. I'm starting to realize that if i can't find some form of a balance that I can live with now, then what would I do when my big break came and I DID get published? Plus, even if I don't get published, I want to write regularly. So I'm seeking my balance while working to finish my stories and move forward on the road to publication.

Heather Henry said...

Sounds like you are off and running! Go You!!!
I love your backgrounds, very fun.
I think it's going to be a great year. Lots of enthusiasm everywhere!!
Happy New Year!
Peace and blessings to you!

Tara Tyler said...

Michael, no problem, dude! I find a lot on yours too

Alex, thanks for hosting and being a great example!

Sheri, great! yes, some interruptions are better than others

Leigh, why are there so many conferences & writers in utah? must be the place to write!

Emily, you are so sweet! how's that baby cooking?

Marcy & Charity, thanks for your support - i love working with you guys!

Christine, you were my inspiration for it!

Cat, you go for it too!

Heather, thanks. I'll prob need it! And a short story can be any length you see fit. Each month will be different. I'm going to start small, 500 words or less...

Angela, with the hectic holidays over, balance should be easier to find, i hope!

Heather, such a beautiful person you are! that's why you create it! Prosperity to you and yours in 2012!