2012 Report

Okay, here’s my 2012 Year-In Report.  This is where I pat myself on the back for all my many achievements. The ultimate feel-good post.  Please ignore if it makes you green with envy. 😉

This year I have –

  1. Finished parts 1, 2, and 3 of my rough draft of Queen of the Eight Banners novella, (part 4&5 remain to be completed), and I have a few ideas on how to pursue revisions and publication. Novellas are tricky beasts.
  2. A short story of mine got published at a paying market.  I’ve finished one new story since the beginning of the year. I currently have 4 works on submission, and I’ve brought my submissions’ total up to 23.
  3. I’ve alpha/beta-read five novels and novelettes: Without A Summer and Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal, The Realm of Spirits by Joel Miller, Star Wanderers parts 2&3 by Joe Vasicek.
  4. I wrote an explanatory post on alpha-reading, which, thanks to Mary, went viral.
  5. I applied to be a remote reader for Weronika Janczuk, literary agent.
  6. I launched littletranslator.com and got it (bare-bones) functioning.
  7. I participated in and completed MRK’s Month of Letters in February.
  8. I completed my yearly Goodreads Challenge goal to read 45 new books this year.  In fact, I’ve read a whopping 70. Plus however many books I’ve reread.
  9. I finished a round of preliminary monolingual edits on Andromeda, and I’ve begun a more thorough round of bilingual edits.
  10. I attended this year’s LTUE and CONduit, and I got to meet two of my heroines – Mary Robinette Kowal and Tamora Pierce.
  11. In July-August, I paused my fiction writing long enough to write a blog series about my chronic illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  12. I also seem to have found myself with Twitter and Pinterest accounts. Hmmm.
  13. I managed to find a way to get myself and a friend to this year’s Worldcon in Chicago. I didn’t get to participate much, but we were there! Also, we got to explore Chicago and have sight-seeing and backstage adventures.
  14. I sent off two of my best friends on long stays abroad. (It was a lot of work, I tell ya, I can count that!)
  15. I now have a wacom tablet. (Shuddup, I am so totally counting that as an accomplishment. I’ve been wanting one since Junior High.)
  16. I participated in NaNoWriMo 2012 by plunging into the world of ChoiceScript à la Choice of Games, and I made my adapted goal of 20k.
  17. EuropaSF invited me to become a regular contributor.
  18. I embroidered 2 dresses. (I know it has nothing to do with writing, but I’m going to list it anyway.)

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