WOW! Where did 2012 go?

31 Dec

On the Eve of 2013…

2012 has been a good year, but it went to fast (at least I think so). I want to thank everyone who reads my blog and takes the time to offer me advice and help and comment here. I really like doing my blog and I like reading what everyone has to say about what I think about books. Well it’s New Year’s Eve. That means I get to talk about what I did last year, and what my resolutions are for 2013.

English: Father Time and Baby New Year from Fr...

English: Father Time and Baby New Year from Frolic & Fun, 1897 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First I want to thank the Bodhimoments blog for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Please check out Bodhimoments !

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Dr. Clune of On The Plum Tree nominated me for a 2012 Blog Of The Year award! Dr. Clune’s blog is an awesome place for poetry, stories, books and art. Please check it out if you haven’t (Click HERE).

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To accept these awards I am supposed to link back to the blogs that gave them, tell some things about myself and nominate some more blogs for the awards.

I figured I am telling you in this post about my New Year’s goals from 2012 and for 2013, so that’s things about myself. I also can’t pick which AWESOME blog to pass the awards on to so just check out my side bar and see all the great places I like to visit and I, Sir Erik, pass these awards on to thee! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now on to the New Year!

What I did in 2012!

  1. I worked on my MS-in-progress.
  2. I wrote 4 manuscripts for 12×12. My goal for 12×12 was to write 1 PB and I wrote 4!12x12-large
  3. I enjoyed doing Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Fridays.PPBF
  4. I finished the unabridged version ofย  “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne (FINALLY)
  5. I completed PiBoIdMo 2012 and got 30 AWESOME ideas.piboidmo12participant
  6. The world didn’t end on December 21st (I don’t think this was an accomplishment for just me, but it would have really stunk if it did).
  7. I flew on 4 planes.
  8. I met and got support from the nicest people all over the world through my blog! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you to everyone!

Next – What I think I will do (and what might happen).

  1. I will finish my MS.
  2. I will participate in PiBoIdMo 2013.
  3. I will try to finish the unabridged version of “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas (maybe next year I will try to read it in the original French).
  4. Someone will say the world will end again. *sigh*
  5. After I got my black belt in TaeKwon-Do and we moved, I started to study Karate and Jujitsu. I hope that in 2013 I will go up in rank in Karate and Jujitsu (I am currently a yellow belt).
  6. I will try to convince my parents to get me a library ladder for my own personal private library. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  7. Read 250 or more books of any kind.
  8. Be nice and kind to everyone I meet.
  9. Beat my school’s Advanced Reader reading record. The current record is 950 points (it ends in May). I had 612 points before we left for Christmas vacation. My goal is to shatter the record with a score of 1500+ points!
  10. Read more Nonfiction.
  11. Stick to my posting schedule when I can.
  12. Do my best at everything I try.

How about you? What is your most important goal in 2013? What was the best goal you reached in 2012?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Happy new year

Happy new year (Photo credit: Amodiovalerio Verde)

48 Responses to “WOW! Where did 2012 go?”

  1. Robyn Campbell December 31, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Wowza! What a most amazing year you had. I sure am pulling for you on the Advanced Reader reading record. You know what? I know you’ll do it too. ๐Ÿ™‚ My most important goal is to keep writing my stories. Happy New Year!

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  2. swlothian December 31, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Happy New Year Erik. I hope you have a great year in 2013.

    As I’m in the future (Oz) …. we are just over an hour away from New Year. (It is still NYE morning in USAland)

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  3. Joanna December 31, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Woohoo. I am so impressed with all you achieved in 2012, Erik! I am sure you are going t smash your school’s AR record! Good luck with all you set your mind to in 2013!

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  4. Beth Stilborn December 31, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Good for you, Erik, both for what you’ve achieved and what you plan!!! I’ve posted my goals for the year over on my blog, too.

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  5. Kirsten Larson December 31, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Oh, Erik, I want a library ladder too. That would be awesome! And I know you’ll break that Advanced Reader record. Have a happy new year!

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  6. Genevieve Petrillo December 31, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    You are one AMBITIOUS boy, Erik! Good luck with all of your goals. This year I might learn to fetch. ….or not. Yup. That’s enough for me. Happy 2013!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  7. patientdreamer December 31, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    You have accomplished much my friend and inspired many others in your young life with your wonderful blog. Keep up the great work, I am another who believes you will smash that reading record….lol. It’s already 7am on New Years Day here. (We are one of the first to see the New Year in.) My goal for 2013 is to get an Agent and or a story of mine picked up for publishing.

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  8. ccarpinello December 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy New Year! Happy Birthday, Eric!

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  9. Patricia Tilton December 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Watch out, here comes Erik in 2013!!! You’ve accomplished so much this year and once you set your mind to it, you succeed. So much fun to watch you grow. Want to see what you are doing 10 years from now. Have a very Happy New Year. And I know you’ll beat the reading record — after all you have us cheering for you.

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  10. Caroline December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Wow it looks like 2012 was quite the busy year! A library ladder would be so cool! I’m sure you’ll be able to pass those AR points! I’ll have to think about my goals for 2013.

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  11. twigstories December 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    You have amazed me, Sir Erik, once again with your stellar achievements and goals for 2013, and you most certainly deserve your shining Knighthood (and a library ladder)! ‘Tis a wonderful thing to love what you do (and we love it, too!).
    You are an inspiration to us all! Cheers!

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  12. Michelle Isenhoff December 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    In French!? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying hard to get Les Mis read. I’m about 1/3 through and I’ve poured hours into it. Wow! But I want to finish it before the new movie goes out of theaters, lol.

    My greatest accomplishment this year would be two publications. Next year I’d like to publish another and sell more of the first six!

    Best of luck on that AR goal. I’m sure 2013 will be another successful year.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

      Mais oui! [but yes] (heehee) J’รฉtudie Franรงais [I study French] (et Latina![and Latin])! Bonne chance avec la publication(s) et la vente! Je suis sรปr que tu peux le faire! [Good luck with the publication(s) and selling! I am sure you can do it!] (Merci Google Translater [Thank you Google Translater]) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  13. Catherine Johnson December 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Wow Erik. What a fab end to the year. I’m so happy to have discovered you this year. Happy New Year!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 2, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Johnson! Happy 2013! (It was this year that we met? I thought it was last year…)

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  14. Lynn A. Davidson December 31, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    What can I say, Sir Erik, but I am so proud of you! I’m looking forward with anticipation to see what you accomplish in 2013. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Angela B December 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    You have accomplished a great deal in 2012 and 2013 looks to be a promising year. Wishing you great things to come ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. Myra GB December 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    One of my blogging highlights in 2012 is knowing you dear Erik and visiting your awesome blog. You are a rockstar. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Lori Degman (@LoriDegman) January 1, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Wow, you’ve had a very accomplished year!! Congrats on your Blog of the Year nomination!!! Look out, 2013 – here comes Erik!

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  18. David January 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    My goal is to finish my book and try my hardest to get it published. By the way, I’m new here. What is PiBoIdMo? Take care!

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

      PiBoIdmo is an event hosted by Tara Lazar and the goal is to get 30 Picture Book ideas in November. I hope you finish your book! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  19. Stacy S. Jensen January 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    I wish you the best in 2013 Erik. What fun reading goals. I’m sure you can shatter that AR goal! Best of luck.

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  20. Grade ONEderful January 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Erik, you are just the neatest kid!!
    All the best to you in 2013:)

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  21. Claudine Gueh January 1, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    These are wonderful achievements and goals, Erik! (Reading in French!) Best of luck with your writing, reading and blogging and everything else in 2013.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      Actually, I am not reading the book in French yet, but am learning French (Voyez-vous? Je peux parler un peu de Franรงais. [See? I can speak some French.] ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  22. Darlene January 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Great goals Erik, especially #8. I know you will achieve them all and more!! So happy I got to know you. Happy @013!!

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    • Darlene January 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      That should be Happy 2013!

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      • thiskidreviewsbooks January 4, 2013 at 6:55 am #

        I keep wanting to make a similar mistake, but another flaw I have is not pressing hard enough on the Shift button… Anyway, Happy 2013! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks January 4, 2013 at 6:53 am #

      Thank you Ms. Foster! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  23. Myra GB January 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    250 books sounds awesome. I read 220 in 2012, hopefully I read more this year. Congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished this year!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ here’s to an even more awesome 2013.

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