Monday, 31 December 2012

Waving goodbye to '12 and hello to '13


Hi everyone! It's 11:37am on December 31st, and I'm hiding out in my air-conditioned living room wishing fervently for winter's return to Western Australia. Even typing on this laptop is a bit much 'cause it's radiating heat onto me. So I'll try and be quick about today's post! First off I want to wish you all a very Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great night tonight. I will raise a glass of red wine or two to all of you, my blogging friends, and also to my friend Ally who passed away back in September - it's her 28th birthday today. Happy birthday Ally.

In other news, I'm eager to turn my attention to 2013, which I hope will have a lot of awesome times for all of us. Personally I'm looking forward to the A-to-Z challenge, numerous blogfests, BuNoWriMo, NaNoEdMo, and of course NaNoWriMo. I'm looking forward to stuff I haven't even imagined could happen, too. I'm also thinking about the following:


  • I might change the URL of this blog - the farseas is relevant to one particular story of mine, but it's quite an obscure reference
  • I'll be changing the look of the blog, though I haven't got a specific plan yet. It won't be a total overhaul
  • I'll probably be releasing an actual CD of my music, with inlay and booklet and all, largely thanks to the very awesome collaboration I've been in with a guy called Billy from California
  • I want to self-publish a story, and I'm thinking of starting with a novella I wrote for BuNoWriMo one year (I think it was 2011).


All my 2013 goals are summarised in the following two pages, though the Goals 2013 page is the main one I'll be holding myself to:


I thought my GoodReads friends would like to know that one of the items on my task chart is writing a mini-review of one Grimm Fairytale story per week. The reason for this is that I want to get this damn book read once and for all. ;) It's been on my "currently reading" list at GoodReads for years now!


Right. I think I've said all I want and need to say for 2012. I will say again though, thank you to everyone who has read my blog this year. You guys are awesome!
 Bring on 2013!!

20 comments:

  1. And a happy New Year to you!
    If you do self-publish your story, let me know and I will rush right out and buy it. I've never ordered a book from Australia before; it will be fun! :)

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  2. NICE :-D I love that you have all these awesome things going on!!!!

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  3. Reading your list of goals I couldn't help thinking: 'aim for the stars!' It's that impressive :-) Happy new year to you as well!

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  4. Happy New Year! Good luck with this year's goals.

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  5. Happy New Year! This morning they showed the fireworks in Australia and I thought of you.

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  6. Happy New Year's and I would most happily trade places with you right now. I am so tired of being cold. Really, I mean bone tired of it. The heater has not been working properly at home or work and I have spent two tiresome weeks emailing them downtown to let them know that yes, it is still only 56 degrees in the workroom. My boss was sick while this was going on so I was check temps every hour to get them to get moving. Meanwhile... well, I shall not rant here. Happy summer to you!

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  7. Happy New Year! Here's to much reading, writing, and blogging fun in 2013!

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  8. I hope your New Year is safe, exciting and fruitful, Trisha.

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  9. sounds like a lot of great tasks for you to jump on! happy new year!

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  10. Sounds like you're going to be busy in 2013! I hope things cool off for you. Heat is not my friend, either. :)

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  11. Rock on and good luck with the book and the CD!!! Think you'll post samples of tuneage here on your blog?

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    1. I can already envision having some videos up on YouTube, so yeah, probably will share some here :)

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  12. Good luck with everything you have planned for the new year!

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  13. I love Grimm. I'll read along with you as you do reviews.

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  14. I have their stories downloaded to my KindleFire and read one from time to time. Best wishes to you and yours for 2013!

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  15. A URL change sounds exciting. Good luck with all of your goals int he coming year.

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  16. We all have that book that's sat on our TBR pile for so long. You've inspired me to try to read more this year. I'm hoping to get through Wind-up Girl, soon.
    Happy New Year!

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  17. Happy new year!
    Loved reading your plans and goals. Im sure you'll achieve them all.
    Xx

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  18. Thanks everyone for your comments! Good luck to you all as well. :)

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