Sunday, December 26, 2010

Preparing for 2011

The year 2010 will soon be gone, just 5 more days, and 2011 will arrive. Father Time is always supplanted by the baby New Year. No matter what joys and sorrows; successes and failures may have filled the old year, the new year gives us a clean slat, a chance to renew our lives.

I have personal goals and business goals for the upcoming year. I don't make resolutions because I don't like failing. Goals are end results that may or may not be reached, but moving toward fulfilling them means successes of small steps.

Personal writing goals include finishing my Western novel, working on the sequel to Midnight Hours, and submitting my romance novel for publication. I also have a project with my daughter-in-law: a novel with Facebook's Mafia Wars as part of the concept. I hope some of my writing entered in the OWFI writing competition will place.

4RV Publishing has several books coming out the first of the year, and we have to make final preparations. The ARCs for Conscience: Breaching Social Amnesia by vehoae are already sent out for reviews, and once final edits and additions are finished, it will be released. ARCs for Time Pullers by Horton Deakins should be out right after the first of the year, and the sci-fi novel released in March. Harry Gilliand's Aldric and Anneliese, historical adventure/romance, will also be out by March.

In the next few days I'll share 4RV children's books coming out after the new year and a few for tweens and teens.

Until New Year's Eve, I'll be frantically finishing year end reports for the business. Why or why didn't I ask Santa for an accountant?

9 comments:

Rena said...

I hope you had a lovely Christmas, Vivian, and that 2011 is a good year for you. I'm looking forward to hearing more about the 4RV books due out soon (well, duh, of course I am!)

Have a great week!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Vivian. I hope you had a very happy Christmas. I hope that 2011 is all that you hope it will be!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Goals are good. I don't do resolutions either, because I never keep them. Best wishes to you and 4RV in 2011. May sales soar.

Stephanie Grace said...

I haven't read much of your work, but I would love to in 2011, when I can actually afford a book here and there! *blushes*

I also can't wait to see what becomes of your endeavor with your daughter-in-law!

Good luck in the competition!!!

As far as 4RV, I want to know more about Aldric and Anneliese! It sounds like it might be quite up my alley!

Wait... you mean you didn't get that accountant that I sent you? I specifically told Santa the address.... I guess the ol' man had too much nog... *rollseyes*

Vivian Zabel said...

Thanks for the comments.

Heheheh, Steph.

StephB said...

Vivian,
Have a great 2011. Sounds like 4RV is going to have a great line up!

Smiles
Steph

Beth Reinke said...

Wow, the goals for you personally and 4RV both sound great, Vivian. Can't wait to hear the second part!

Dianne G. Sagan said...

You have a busy 2011 coming. I'm glad things are going so well. Hope to see you at OWFI. Like you, I set goals, too. I like the feeling of progressing toward the goals and celebrating the small triumphs along the way.

Vivian Zabel said...

I know I'll forget some of the books coming out after the beginning of the new year. I don't seem to have an updated list.

StephB, you have one coming before long, to go with your Giving Meadow, but I can't remember when.

Yes, I set high goals, but even if the goal isn't met, I'm further along than if I hadn't tried.

Dianne, I'll be so glad to see you in May. I get to have the workshop this time. *laugh*