Happy New Year!! Watch out 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012
Yes, I realize it's the 2nd of January and I'm just posting about New Years now.
I wanted to wait to see what the first day of 2012 brought and so far the year is shaping out pretty well. Nobody is in the hospital, nobody is sick and my house is clean-ish.

As far as writing goes, I've hit the ground running, starting off the year with #MoP12 (Month of Poetry 2012) hosted by @KatApel http://monthofpoetry.wordpress.com/ The goal - write a poem a day for the month of January. I have my first 2 poems completed, a third one started and a few ideas on the side. I'm doing well.

I've also been doing some research for submissions and it looks as though I have a few options, which always makes me happy.

A couple of years ago I submitted one of my children's manuscripts to a publisher, it was one of 6 to make it to the final round. Unfortunately, it wasn't chosen. I've been fiddling with it since. This year I plan to finish fiddling  and submit to agents. I've never submitted to an agent before so this makes me excited and nervous but I believe it is the best move for this manuscript and myself as a writer.

This year I already have one publication lined up. In August I will have my 2012 Horrorku published in the print edition of Scifaikuest. This will be my second time in this publication.

Finally, I plan to post in this blog more regularly. Though I still have the Auntie Flamingo blog I am going to phase that one out and continue on with this one. I feel that the other blog has pocketed me into the children's genre and though I still write for children there are other areas of my writing that need attention. There are so many other sides of me, which some people may be surprised by some.

So the plan is to regroup, refocus and reach out. This is the year to get my name out there more and get noticed. This is MY year - 2012!


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