Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Thirteen - 240 - 13 Things I'll Be Up To in 2012

1 - I'll start with the more personal items, although even these have writer's-life spillover.

Giving the garden some TLC. I was SO busy last year getting SAINT SANGUINUS ready to release in November, the garden was pretty much left to its own resources. As it filled out through the spring and summer, I could only mow the lawn and do emergency triage gardening. This year I'll be able to pace myself better.

2 - De-cluttering the apartment. For my husband and me, this is going to be a year-long project.

3 - Continuing with my acupuncture. For a migrainer and chronic pain sufferer like me, acupuncture has given me more concrete relief in a two-and-a-half-year time span than my previous treatment which lasted for more than a decade.

4 - Here at A Piece of My Mind:

I'll be taking part in the year-long Movie Madness Challenge.

5 - In April I will once again take part in the month-long A to Z Challenge hosted by multiple bloggers but with a central sign-up site.

6 - In November I will take part in my 5th Blog Blast For Peace.

7 - This year I'm planning to expand my author interviews to include more arts industry folk.

8 - I'll be concentrating on widening my Facebook reach.

9 - And also expanding my Twitterverse.

10 - This spring, my serialized dark fantasy tale following Scorpius, the falconer's apprentice turned lord's manservant, will be collected into novel form and self-published through Amazon and Smashwords.

11 - That will require making a non-live-action book trailer to promote it.

12 - Then I will be sending my little darlings out for reviews.

13 - And most exciting of all, I'm planning to attend Fan Expo in Toronto this August as a vendor, with both of my books.

Aug. 23rd - 26th Hope to see you there!


Janet said...

Happy New Year, Julia!!! Looks like you have a plan - and I'm so glad you're going to publish Scorpius because it is awesome!!

Here's to 2012 :)

Mia Celeste said...

Great goals, Julia. I'm excited to hear you're getting another novel out into the world. I wish you all the best.

Jennifer Leeland said...

You're always so busy every year!!! So glad to see you kicking butt.

CountryDew said...

Great list! Congrats on the book publishing. That's great.

I do acupuncture, too. It's a great help.

Evalinn said...

A lot of good and nice things! :-)

Travis Cody said...

I'm very excited about the Scorpius project. I've enjoyed reading the story in serialized form, but it's going to be fantastic to have the full book.