My 2012 To-do List

So here is my to-do list for last year. I wanted to see how I did before moving forward.

1.) Publish the first book in my urban scifi/fantasy Blue Manuever

check. This year I plan to expand on the story with one new addition

2.) Finish the Valentine’s Day sequel to Some Enchanted Autumn and the Christmas Village by the Ides of March and submit it Zumaya Publications for publication in 2013

Oh yeah, got this one done too and it should be out in a few weeks. It’s title: That’s Amores.

3.) Finish writing the sequel to Redaction and try not to actually kill real, live human beings while plunging to the horrible depths I now that story is going to take me. Oh, and, keep the book under 200K works while finishing it before September.

Yep, got this one done (no one was killed in the sequel) Bonus, I actually finished the third book too. Go me!

4.) Complete the publishing process for my scifi novels with romantic elements–the Syn-En Solution and the Syn-En: Culture Clash before April.

Yep and yep.

5.) Finish scrapbooking the year 2010 (don’t judge me)

Oh yeah. I finished in October.

6.) Finish those quilts I started in 2010 (I said don’t judge me)

Hmmm. Okay, they’re not quilted but the tops are pieced. My daughter’s is nearly halfway done so that should count as something.

7.) Write the second book in the Urban fantasy/scifi Blue series.

Whoops! I didn’t know this was on the list.

8.) Schedule a blog tour to support my new Urban scifi/fantasy series

Did this. And it was fun too.

9) Make the retro dresses my daughters want me to sew for them.

Made one. She complained it was a bag. Uh, okay. She’s now come up with new patterns. By default I think I get out of this one.

10) Help the with end of the world-not! anthology my publisher wants to put out next year as well as write a short story for it.

Didn’t go, not enough authors interested.

11) Begin work on the New Years themed sequel to the Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day book (potentially writing a short story tie in)

This isn’t due until December 2013 so I have another year but I did write a short story tie in to the Valentine’s Day book.

12.) Start my new organic garden

Yep, got this done!

So like most to-do lists, I didn’t get everything done. But that’s okay. I worked toward most of my goals and that’s what counts. Right?

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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8 Responses to My 2012 To-do List

  1. danrshaw says:

    My Goals (not necessarily in order)
    1. Get Laid
    2. Eat
    3. Read
    4. Get Laid
    5. Expand our flock of chickens
    6. Finish my outdoor projects
    7. Get Laid

  2. Judy says:

    It seems you had a pretty productive year overall 🙂 Hope next year is just as good for you, I think I need to work on my list for 2013 🙂

  3. Vic DePass says:

    I’ve read the Redaction series on Kindle, the Syn- En series and am now deep into Blue Manuver, all very different stories of vastly different circumstances. I can’t put them down. I’ve read a lot of sci-fi and TEOTWAWKI stories and yours are right up there with Rawles, Grit, Niven, Dick, and Norton. I would actually like to see an anime of Syn- En produced by Ishikawa/Watanabe et al (Ghost in the Shell). But please keep writting them, I very much like your work.

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