Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fifty New Things in 2013-The Abbreviated Recap of 1-10

At the beginning of the year, I promised to do 50 new things in 2013. I did go to one new restaurant, and then I blogged about it. But I lost track of time and got busy organizing my writing life, wrangling stories, and coordinating the 2013 Linda Howard Award of Excellence.

I got too busy to write about all the new things I've done. So without further ado, here is the abbreviated recap of what I've done so far in 2013 that is new to me:

1. New restaurant reviewed.
2. Interviewed editors and agents for the first time. They're really awesome.
3. Was interviewed by someone for the Linda Howard based on my experiences as a LH winner and coordinator.
4. Established a very tight budget and shaved $1200 off my monthly expenses.
5. Became the the Master Scheduler for my fantastic Goal In A Month Group (x4 just rocks!)
6. Learned to schedule tweets to market the Linda Howard Contest.
7. Used extensive network to ask for entries and judges for the Linda Howard Contest.
8. Queried a new publisher with the story of my heart.
9. Helped my CP build her own web presence over the course of 3 days.
10. Discovered I can juggle multiple writing projects while marketing other stuff like the Linda Howard Award of Excellence.

And that's about it for now. There's probably more stuff. I'll keep you posted. I have also tried about a gazillion new recipes, but most of them feature beans and kale and low cost cuts of meat due to #4 on the list.

So what new things have you tried to do this year?


Anthony Dutson said...

What a great idea! It's like a bucket list for the year. I've been trying to do monthly suggestions like these on my blog, but have gotten bogged down. Thanks for inspiring me again!

Christine said...

Yay!! I'm glad I inspired you. I just thought it would be fun to tackle new challenges and meet them this year. I'm particularly proud of embracing the technology front. That's always been a tough one for me. And I'm super proud of my budget cuts. That was a big lesson in curtailing spending habits running amok.

Good luck with your bucket list for the year!


Angel Nicholas said...

Wow! This is a fantastic idea. I'm especially impressed with cutting $1200 out of your monthly budget. I've been pushing myself out of my comfort zone whenever an opportunity arises, so I definitely understand your goal. It's incredibly freeing, even when the effort is a total fail. Congratulations on all you've accomplished. I look forward to reading what other challenges you face. :)

Christine said...

Thanks Angel. It's been fun. New challenges are always awesome to pursue.