Thursday, January 05, 2012

What To Think Of 2012:






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2012 has just started and already I'm overwhelmed. I'm rushing to finish my 7th book which will also be my first self-published novel. I have a couple of scripts in the works that I may have a chance to pitch in the very near future as well as a few other novels (which I hope to publish the old fashioned way) that I need to flesh out and hand over to my new agent who is waiting not-so patiently for them. I've also started a new relationship. It feels odd to say the word, "relationship." I haven't used that word to describe any of my romantic dalliances for quite some time. I've said, "We're dating." or "We've been hanging out." But a relationship? Just saying the word gives me minor heart palpitations...although it makes me smile too.

In fact that's how I'm reacting to pretty much everything these days: I smile through my heart palpitations. Everything seems scary, exciting, new and fun. The uncertainty keeps me up at night but the opportunities  give me enough adrenaline to keep me going (well, that and a lot of caffeine). I can't wait to see how things work out and yet I'm terrified to know. Will this be the year I'm able to take my writing career to new heights or will I need to find another day job? Will this relationship work out or will I end up swearing off commitments for eternity? I realize there's probably a middle ground that I'm ignoring but this feels like it's going to be a year of extremes.

All I'm sure of is that 2012 is going to be a big one for me...I just don't know what that means.

What about you? Do you have any hopes, dreams and/or fears for the this year? Will it be a year of prosperity or the year of the Mayan apocalypse? So many possibilities!

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Kyra "Fashionista Fatale" Davis

47 comments:

Cheryl said...

I'm excited to see what 2012 has in store but, like you, there are days I'm overwhelmed. I like your motto though to smile through it. Thanks for a thought-provoking post.

Zita said...

My life is on a general upswing right now and I'm hopeful that it will continue, barring unforeseens, of course. I think that to say we are living in interesting times is all too true, and it will be fascinating to watch it all unfold. We can only hope that our elected officials don't do anything too stupid. :-)

krisgils33 said...

I look at it as same ol' same ol'. Right after the new starts, we are in full-on dance competition mode for my daughter's dance company. It gets very busy from now thru July. That alone keeps me from focusing on any pending apocolypse!! :-)

Theresa N. said...

I'm going to ignore the whole 2012 thing and go own as usually, meaning I 'll be hoping and praying my way through the year. It should get real interesting this year as 12/21/2012 draws near.
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Mary Louise said...

Kyra: I hope that 7th book has Sophie's name on it. Love Sophie and can't wait til her next adventure. Gosh, I just hope for health and happiness this year as well as being thankful and counting blessings. Honestly, it sounds like you have the best attitude going into this year -- a smile on your face and a joyful start to each day. How I admire that. Much happiness Kyra! It's a beautiful thing! Mary Louise

TerriOsburn said...

Congrats on all the reasons to smile! I'm feeling good about 2012, but that feeling good has yet to manifest into physical action. I'm hoping that happens any minute now.

Rebekah E. said...

I'm excited to what is in store for 2012. I just hope it won't be a disasterous year. Sometimes the world can be a crazy place.

Alison said...

I'm hoping 2012 will be a good year. Right now it seems a bit of the same old thing, since I didnt take any time off over the holidays there's no getting back into the swing of things. Thanks for a great new motto!

CrystalGB said...

I am hoping that 2012 is a great year without a lot of bad things occurring.

mullymoon said...

My sister announced her engagement at christmas this year. I am thrilled. But, as her north of 40 twin sister...people keep asking, "but how are you?" I'm honestly very excited for her. Neither of us have ever been married and her fiancee is great. Love getting him into the family. Looking forward to a busy time with wedding plans. And as maid of honor...old maid of honor?...gotta plan the shower of a lifetime. Am I supposed to be sad? I guess I will find out when/if I am dateless at the wedding.

Kima said...

Your motto is quite similar to mine - just keep your head up and get through it. That's how I got through 2011, but I am hoping that it is not as necessary for 2012. As far as the Mayan calendar is concerned, I guess we'll see in December, won't we?! Although it would suck if the world ended right before Christmas. I would have shopped, wrapped, written cards, cooked, and cleaned my house for nothing!

mullymoon said...

My sister announced her engagement at christmas this year. I am thrilled. But, as her north of 40 twin sister...people keep asking, "but how are you?" I'm honestly very excited for her. Neither of us have ever been married and her fiancee is great. Love getting him into the family. Looking forward to a busy time with wedding plans. And as maid of honor...old maid of honor?...gotta plan the shower of a lifetime. Am I supposed to be sad? I guess I will find out when/if I am dateless at the wedding.

StephanieJS said...

I'm hoping 2012 will bring good things. I'm still a work in progress in deciding on a career path. Here's hoping to get clarity on that and maybe a hot boyfriend this year.

Sarah S. said...

This year should actually be very challenging for me and my husband since my husband will (I repeat WILL) be graduating with his PhD in geology this spring. (He's been on the cusp of graduating for about 2 years now some I'm kind of getting fed up.) That being said after he graduate he want's to teach at the university level, which means we could end up anywhere (domestic or international) by the end of this year.

Melanie said...

2012 is a scary, but exciting year for me. I'm starting a new career, moving to NYC (slowly... First with a roommate, then hubby will join me), and getting my fiction out in the world. I just hope I don't break down.

petite said...

I am looking forward to 2012. Family reunions, happy times and exciting things going on.

Virginia said...

I am not sure what 2012 will bring but looking forward to it. 2011 wasn't the best year so I have high hopes for this year. I am just taking one day at a time and see where it leads. Good luck with your relationship and your writing.

traveler said...

2012 beckons with a great deal of changes for our family. Adjustments and life changes.

catslady said...

Well, none of the doomsday sayers have been correct yet but I guess there's always a first (and last lol) time. Anything is possible and I must admit our family jokes about it, but I doubt if it will be any different than the big hoopla about the 21st century.

glittergirl said...

I kinda doubt the doomsday will come but it's great for book plots: Jessica Andersen's have been a blast. 2011 was a challenge for our family. Oregon's economy is in the toilet so we subsisted on our savings rather than a any profit at my husband's business...really bad year. Both my parents are in long term care now and I'm up to my ears in bills with them and closing up the family home...2012 HAS TO BE BETTER. I really hope you have a great one with the writing AND your new relationship. ENJOY :-)

Na said...

I'm not sure what 2012 will have in store for me but I plan to face each day with a positive attitude. I also want to learn something new this year and that will probably be to cook. I wish you all the best in 2012 and congratulations on yours first self-published book.

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rouge1477 said...

Feeling optimistic about this year and blessed with all the friends and family I am surrounded with. I am always the first to set my new years resolutions and this year I am very excited about completing them. I have made it one of my resolutions to do more recreational reading.

Tina.Ironstone said...

I'm not sure what 2012 will bring but I can hope it will bring more Sophie Katz adventures for us all to enjoy!

rourri said...

I have made a good start to the new year and have done away with all the old " new year resolutions" traps that really only seem to be failures waiting to happen. This year I truly believe that I can do better each day. Each day we have another chance to start again, go over that project we are working on, re-imagine something in a different perspective, tweak it a bit more, and perhaps start something in a whole new direction. Learn from today and apply it to tomorrow! Happy New Year!

chelsea said...

Good luck with the relationship, and I am very much looking forward to book # 4! Wishing you lots ogf joy in 2012!

kyradavis said...

@Zita: "We can only hope that our elected officials don't do anything too stupid." That might be asking a little too much. :-P

@Mary Louise: Yep, it's a Sophie book :-)

@Mullymoon: When's the wedding? If absolutely necessary i can dress in drag and go as your date. Seriously though, I can see why you would have mixed feelings about this and for reasons that I can't figure out I NEVER have a date for major events/holidays. A random Saturday night? No problem. Valentine's Day? Never. This was actually the first time in my LIFE that I was with a guy at midnight at New Years. Even when I was married my ex would always have to work on holidays/events like that. So I feel your pain.

kyradavis said...

@Kima @Virginia @glittergirl -- You're not alone. A Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showed that 70% of Americans ranked 2011 as either bellow par or the worst year ever. I can't say I disagree but well...what ever doesn't kill us makes us stronger? Right? If not there's always vodka.

kover2 said...

I am so scared for 2012.... 2011 sucked so bad for me, I lost my mom(death), I lost my husband (left me) !!! So I have no idea what is in store for me this year! It can't get much worse..I probably shouldn't have said that out loud but there it is!! Kyra, your books are the one constant in so many of our lives they make us laugh and cry and just make us happy ...so thank you for that!!!

Simone said...

2011 was a very painful and sad year for me. So for now all I want from 2012 is that it will be better, without catastrophies and that all my loved ones stay safe and healthy. And more books from Kyra :)

alli said...

Congrats on the new relationship! New years always make me feel a bit panicked. Anyhow, can't wait to read your new work!

Mo said...

I’m looking forward to your next Sophie book. I am hoping for a quiet, low stress 2012. It should end well as in December I will turn 60 and retire after 36 years on the job. Then I will have time to read to my heart’s content.

Jamie said...

2011 was a pretty rough year. Here's hoping 2012 is better.

I cannot WAIT for your next Sophie book and I'm excited to see what else you have in store!

Jane said...

I hope 2012 is a happy, healthy and prosperous year for all. I'm sure it's not going to be rosy all year round, but hopefully mother nature won't be scaring us as much.

chey said...

I'm feeling good about 2012! I'm already exercising more.

Refhater said...

2011 was such a disaster of a year. My mom and uncle both rolled their cars (both are ok and sporting a few extra staples here and there,) I lost 4 friends in a plane crash and then my Grandma passed away. I can only hope and pray that 2012 is better.

I'm going a with what doesn't kill you makes you stronger attitude. And after 2011, I feel like I'm now strong enough to lift a car with my pinkie finger in 2012.

upstate new york girl said...

I am hoping that 2012 brings good health and good fortune to all my friends and family. As always, I wish for my daughter another fantastic year at college and the ability to get closer to achieving her dreams.

Barbara E. said...

Last year was a pretty good year, so I'm hoping 2012 just continues in that vein. I don't think there will be an apocalypse of any sort, I think the Mayans just ran out of room. :D

Kristi said...

Starting new things can be scary, but sometimes in a good way. You have to take chances sometimes.

Please don't enter me to win the book because I already have and love all of them.

Michele L. said...

Ok, the new year is like a big pizza pie with sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, and cheese on top! Hopefully, very little problems and lots of heart and laughter. My hubby and I have had lots of fun partying already since the new year began. Eating dinner out with friends and family. Lot's of get-togethers with friends.

Hopefully, the job market will turn around also since my hubby has been out of work for over 3 years. Lot's of good vibes over here and optimistic thoughts for a great year!

Cindy said...

Meh so far 2012 has carried on with 2011. At the end of 2011 I turned 30, lost my job of 5 years, and now in 2012 I caught my best friend sleeping with my brother. I'm hoping this is just a left over of 2011 - and 2012 is going to rock for me with a new job and apparently new friends.

susanann said...

I am hoping for a good year and wish for good health and happiness for all my family and friends. My only New Year's resolution is to lose about 10 pounds.

susanann said...

I am hoping for a good year and wish for good health and happiness for all my family and friends. My only New Year's resolution is to lose about 10 pounds.

Erin T said...

I think we are safe. The world will still turn. I try not to put too much stock in the doomsday scenerios. The world was gonna end Y2K because our computes were not going to compute the double zeroes.
Than that kooky guy predicted the world was gonna end last year. When we were all still breathing he said he got the date wrong and predicted a new one. Guess what? We're still here! lol.
I have enough real problems to worry about than "The End of Days"

Happy New Years.

jojobugs1 said...

I'm hoping to lose those unwanted pounds and get back the size I was 5 years ago. I know I'll feel better when the pounds fly off. This year will be the year that will rock.

DMcClureDVM said...

We all have at least some influence regarding what will happen to us in 2012. I know I'm scheduled for a hectic first half. I just hope I get enough of a breather in spring to recharge. I expect to find joy very day if only in small moments. I plan to maintain an attitude of gratitude by expressing such directly each week. Counting your blessings and finding moments of joy joy will halo you to smile through it all. A successful 2012 to all!

Nitagh said...

For the past three years I have made big plans for traveling and school that were derailed by: injury that led to ongoing problems, theft, canceled insurance, major home repairs, car issues and I'll stop there.

Though 2011 had a lot of setbacks, upon reflection I had to admit that it was much better than 2009 and 2010.

So this year I have decided that regardless of the crapstorm that I know is coming I am going focus on the good things in life:awesome friends and family, a fun job and I can afford to go back to finish my Masters (finally).

I have also decided to try taking risks in my personal life, I am a commitmentphobe, pretty much set in my ways and have refused to date since my last breakup four years ago. So, opening myself up to others is the scariest thing I plan to do in 2012 and there is a darn good chance I will chicken out. :)

jroach said...

I am hoping 2012 will be a year of prosperity. 2011 was an overwhelming year to say the least. One year ago this week I had my first daughter with my new husband, moved into a great new apartment, & then it all spiraled downward. My relationship fell into a burning pit of fire & I had to scramble to find a new job after being laid off. Since then everything has seemed to get better though, with my marriage rekindled, a new job, & graduation