Wednesday, December 26, 2012

2012 Recap

Before I think about my goals for 2013, I want to take a minute to recap the positive things about 2012. (No need to relive the negative, right?) First, let me say that at the end of 2011, I didn't think 2012 would ever top it. 2011 was the year I found my agent, my first picture book came out, and I got my first book deal with Spencer Hill Press. I thought 2012 would never compare. Boy was I wrong. So here I go!

  • I signed another two-book deal with Spencer Hill Press for The Monster Within and The Darkness Within (releasing in 2014).
  • I signed a four-book deal with Month9Books for my debut middle grade series, Curse of the Granville Fortune (releasing in 2016).
  • I signed a three-book deal with Month9Books for my Birth of the Phoenix Series. (The first book, Into the Fire, releases spring 2014.)
  • I sold my three-book novella series Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak. to Swoon Romance. (The first book Love All releases 1/8/13.)
  • I held Touch of Death in my hands and cried. Here's video evidence.
  • Touch of Death released on ebook on December 23.
  • I signed on many new editing clients.
  • I started editing for another book publisher.
  • I got a new puppy.
  • I survived my daughter starting all-day kindergarten. (This might have been the toughest goal I achieved.)
  • I had my one-year blogiversary and met some amazing online friends.
  • I started reviewing over on YA Bound.
Wow! 2012 was a great year.

Now it's your turn. What's your good news from 2012?

46 comments:

  1. You've really had a wonderful year! :) All the book deals = <3

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    1. I'm not complaining. I never thought my year would turn out so well. Of course I had some down times, too, but today's post is for celebrating only. ;)

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  2. A fantastic year for you indeed! It is very exciting!

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    1. I didn't realize what an amazing year it was until I stopped to think about it. A good reminder that it's good to step back, relax, and count your blessings. :)

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  3. I'm so glad for you Kelly! I would say it's been a good hear for me, too. I signed with my agent. Makes me smile! Have a happy new year!

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    1. Yes, you did! :D That makes it a great year.

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  4. What you've accomplished this year is absolutely amazing! You have every right to be proud, and I hope 2013 brings you just as many accolades and even more happiness! :-)

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  5. What a fab year for you! Happy Holidays.

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  6. Way to go Kelly! I hope 2013 is even better than 2012.

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  7. I had my daughter, published Kismet & wrote A Missing Peace and im still convinced A Missing Peace is going to be a big deal

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    1. All great things, Beth! I agree about A Missing Peace.

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  8. Congratulations on your most wonderful year, Kelly! I hope 2013 is even better.

    P.S. Your video was so sweet. :)

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  9. Congrats Kelly. I had a poem published and a story in an anthology. Nothing compared to you, but an achievement all the same.

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    1. That's awesome, Terrie! Congrats. I hope 2013 brings more success for you.

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  10. So many super-duper positives in your life, Kelly. This is not luck any way you slice it. All earned, and all a reflection of what you have put forth in both effort and generosity.
    In my little pond, I got to hold two of my books in 2012. Both are “Firsts.”
    The first- a PB that I thought was 'canceled' in 2011- turned up in limited edition May 2012, (but how I hove to hug it, rare volumes and all.) The second, a MG, was released this year, and doing well.
    Parting kisses to 2012, we loved ye!

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    1. Yes, you had a great year, Mirka. I really enjoyed following you on your journey. Here's to 2013 being even better. :)

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  11. That's a good year and something you should print and post on the fridge next to your daughter's homework, as a reminder that hard work does pay off. It's never easy living a dream, actually, it's hard work, harder than most would imagine, and we have to remind ourselves it is. Well done. Hoping next year is as bright.

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    1. Yes, dreams are a lot of work, but they are so worth it. Here's to you in 2013, Brenda!

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  12. What a wonderful year, Kelly!

    I had three ebooks come out, did three booksignings, had a wonderful Christmas with the family. :)

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  13. Congrats on such an amazing year, I loved Touch of Death and cannot wait for the rest of your books to come out :)

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  14. Man, congrats on all the book deals, and double-congrats on surviving the kidlet's first year at school. I signed a book deal this year, too, and wrote two new manuscripts that I hope to sell beginning of next year. 2013 will be even better, I'm sure!

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    1. Congrats to you, Kiersi! Wishing you lots of success in 2013!

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  15. 2012 was rockin for you, and guess what...just the first step to all the wonderful things around the corner for you this 2013! I'll be there cheering you on and I can't wait to see your new book babies born!

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    1. Thanks, LM. I really appreciate that. :)

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  16. Congratulations on all of your wonderful success, Kelly. I can't wait to see what you do with 2013 because it certainly sounds like you are well in charge of your destiny!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. I'm hoping 2013 is everything I'm imagining it to be. Best of luck to you next year.

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  17. Your list of accomplishments for this year is amazing. Congratulations! I started my new website and self-published three ebooks, the last of which just came out before Christmas and is the start of a new series that I am really excited about.

    Have a Happy New Year!

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    1. Ooh, yay! I'll have to check that out. Congrats, Janel!

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  18. Thanks for following me, I am returning the favor now. I released 7 novels last year. I hope this year will be just as good.

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    1. Sounds like you had a great year! I hope 2013 is even better. :)

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  19. All those book deals are amazing! But think how awesome the next several years will be as you write them all AND see them released!!

    As for me, 2012 was awesome. A rather big disappointment was unexpectedly followed by an amazing success. It just goes to show, if you don't always get what you think you want, it might be because something better is coming!

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    1. Dianne, that's very true. Sometimes we can't see what's meant to be until it happens. Congrats on all your success this year.

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  20. Wow! You really have had a great year! That's fantastic, Kelly.

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  21. You've been exceedingly busy through the year! Good for you!

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  22. Kelly, I think you had a most successful year. Congratulations and wishing you the same luck in the New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I hope 2013 is great for you.

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