Crusin’ into 2009!

Happy New Year!

So, have you set any goals for the year? Somehow it sounds better to me when I say goals rather than resolutions. I have a few. Some are writing related and a few are of more of a personal nature. I’ll share the writing related goals with you and next December you can come back and we’ll see how I did.

1. Actively seek representation.

In 2009 I will define my list of potential agents and begin the process of querying said agents.

2. Complete the rewrites for The Azalea Sisters.

3. Complete a second full-length novel.

4. Attend the ACFW conference in Denver.

That’s an easy one. I had a blast last year and can’t wait to get to Denver.

5. Continue to learn, learn, learn the craft of writing.

6. Enter two submission to the Genesis contest.

I have to mention that 2008 was an incredible year for me. It was the year I signed my first book contract and the year I signed the contract for my first short story sale. This has been a year of very high highs and a few very low lows but in the end I know I am truly blessed. I have an amazing family, a great husband and kids. My friends are the best that anyone could ever ask for and I am firm in my faith which carries me through the trials. So, bring on 2009. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next.
Leave me a comment and share a few of your goals for 2009.

Have a blessed new year!


Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.


  • Craig

    We just watched part of Forrest Gump. You could include “life is like a box of chocolates” in your little ramble.
    So your “works in progress” bar graph: what does it exactly mean? Have you been updating it as you go?

  • Christina S. Nelson

    The bars are due for an update. The top one shows how far I am on the rewrites for The Azalea Sisters. The bottom chart is for my next book. I’m still charting out the plot. When I start really putting down words it will show there.

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