best of 2012

All right, everyone’s doing it. I guess I’ll jump on the boat. (Or wagon. Or whatever it is.) Here’s my look back at what happened in 2012.

1. I received my official master’s diploma. (Technically I finished school in December 2011, but my diploma didn’t arrive until March 2012).

2. I wrote a second novel and started a third.

3. A house! We bought a house and now I have a beautiful office for writing and all sorts of creativity (pictures coming as soon as I finish hanging things on the walls).

4. I got a new job. Six weeks down and I’m still enjoying the work and the people I work with.

Those are my highlights. That’s enough looking back. Now for looking forward. Here are my hopes for 2013:

1. I’ll finish writing my third novel and revising my first.

2. I’ll attend another writers’ conference to pitch my books.

3. My husband will be able to get a fabulous new car.

4. I’ll learn all the tools of the trade and become an expert at my job.

And here’s one thing for sure that will happen in 2013: a redesign of my site. That’s right. I know you all think my site is the most fabulous design in the world 😉 but it’s time for a new look. So that’s coming soon. Super soon.

There ya have it, ladies and gents. Two years. One summed up, one anticipated.

What are your highlights and hopes?


  1. Debra Weiss
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 14:58:37

    Sounds like you had an active 2012, Halee! I’m saying a prayer that 2013 will be just as fabulous for you. 🙂


  2. Rachelle Rea
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 19:06:36

    I always enjoy readings posts like this — a whole year in review at a glance! I learned things about you I didn’t know before here, Halee! Congrats on the novel and the new job and I second some of those this year’s goals. 🙂

    For the record, I *do* think this site’s design is lovely. 🙂 Of course, I think that about mine now and I’m working with the talented blog designer Hannah Beasley at the moment on a design that’s more me. So I can sympathize. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your new design!


  3. halee
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 21:46:07

    Thanks, Debra! And it’s my pleasure to return the favor.

    Rachelle, it was time for me. This design has been tons of fun but it’s been around for a while. Gotta shake things up! I hope your design planning is going splendidly. 🙂


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