2011 was great. Simply fantastic. Wonderful. My sister's wedding in May probably tops the list - what an awesome weekend that was!
The Royal Wedding was cool because I got up at like 4AM, made a cup of tea and texted and chatted with my aunt in California and sister in Georgia while learning all sorts of things about the Royal Family in England.
I got published! Married To Murder came out in January and the follow up Ella Westin Mystery, Honeymoon Homicide came out in August. (I've written and edited Toxic Train, the third installment. I just have to send it to my editor and then I'll be publishing that.)
I fell in love with Sherlock Holmes all over again thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Robert Downey, Jr. Jude Law and Guy Ritchie. I reread the entire collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I wrote and edited the first of a new mystery series, The Georgia H. Mysteries. That'll be coming out soon.
I attended the Writer's Police Academy in North Carolina. Boy, that was a blast!
My Mom got published, too! Who Murdered The Ghost? came out in August.
I won NaNoWriMo again. (Whoo-hoo!)
I have simply adored my kitties.
I did a Blog Tour.
I won four things in the last three months. The clock in the picture above at a dinner dance in October, a $100 gift cert at Amazon from Emyln Chand's Farsighted Book Blog Tour, a signed copy of Ask Graham via the BBC America Blog and personalized music from Car Johnson.
I've also met a lot of cool people and made wonderful blogger friends.
It has been a great year!
I am so excited to see what 2012 has in store.
My personal goals - and resolutions - are as follows:
1.) Be bored.
I'm always so dang busy that I lose the days and miss those sweet moments in life that come from doing nothing. I want to lament my boredom. I want to wander around the house or neighborhood, looking for something to do. I want to sip tea while staring out my window at the 100 inches of snow we're supposed to get. (We've got maybe a quarter of an inch so far, I'm guessing the 100 inches will come in one humong-o storm.)
2.) Publish Toxic Train, Unpacking the Undertaker, Georgia Meets Virginia, Mr. E in Cabin 187 (Anthology) and the Masked Rider: Origins.
3.) I want to complete all the Reading Challenges I signed up/will be signing up for.
4.) I want to find love in 50 dates. (Seriously, I've been lax in the dating department while everyone around me is getting happily married. Priorities!!)
That's it, really. I want to enjoy 2012 much like I enjoyed 2011 but with more emphasis and less stress.
And what about you guys?
How was your 2011?
What do you want to get out of 2012?
What resolutions and goals have you set for yourselves?