OK, it's the moment you've all been waiting for...or not. But either way here are how the resolutions match up.
1. Learn to Vlog - Lisa
Ok, so I currently sort of suck at vlogging and I want to get good at it. Really good. Like Daisy Whitney/Jackson Pearce good. And that's going to take practice and you my dear readers are going to have to be subjected to lots and lots of it. I apologize in advance.
2. Become a better beta reader - Laura
I've beta read a few manuscripts and I find myself line editing as opposed to pushing myself to find ways to make a manuscript even stronger. We've met some beta reading ninjas since we began writing and I would LOVE to learn how to critique well. Funny how back in my middle school teaching days I had no problem
ripping *!?@ up grading, but when it comes to my peers, I fall apart.
3. Learn Twitter - Laura
It's like a foreign language. I've tried to tweet (?) and failed to link properly and I have no idea what a hashtag is or why there is a number sign in front of it. It basically makes my head spin, but I vow to try. Lisa should be able to help me navigate the twittosphere (does that word work here?)--she just taught me how to strike through text on Blogger. Have you noticed? While I'm not sure anyone would want to know how I
waste spend my day, you are all about to find out. Get excited.
4. Meet writer friends in person - LiLa
We LOVE you guys and now we want to
stalk meet you in person. It's only natural.
5. Get 1,000 blog followers - LiLa
Oh yeah, go big or go home in 2010 people. We're already busy thinking of ways we can increase our
foot soldiers loyal subjects network. Stay tuned.
6. Try to be less judgy/bossy/impatient - Lisa
Was there ever any doubt who this one belonged to? I'm not sure I'll make any headway on improving my three biggest faults, but I'll try. Well, at least a little.
7. Learn how to say no - Lisa
I can't remember the last time I said "no" to anyone. I just can't make the word come out of my mouth. How else do you think I ended up as room mom for the past two years running?
8. Write two books this year - LiLa
Oh yeah. Two books. We can totally do it. At least we think we can...
9. Come up with an idea first - Laura
It is no secret that Lisa is the big idea whore. We keep a folder in our email account called "Idea Whore" and there are a few underdeveloped baby ideas of mine in there, but the majority are Lisa's. They consist of at least five paragraphs outlining her next big idea. I stand by the fact that Lisa's days are longer than everyone else's. How else could she watch just about every show on TV, write and contribute almost every day to our "Idea Whore" file all at the same time? Yeah, I thought so.
10. Do a public speaking engagement - LiLa
As we've learned from the many benevolent dictators who have come before us, exemplary public speaking skills are mandatory in order to achieve world domination. So...we're going to do everything we can to get comfortable speaking in front of crowds, including teaching a local community course about writing and publishing. That's right. It's world domination one community at a time. Watch out.
Now, before we announce our winners I thought you might be interested to see how some of our close friends and family did on this little pop quiz:
- The Regulator (AKA our Mom) scored a whopping 6 points. A result of not knowing her daughters very well or a prolonged senior moment? You decide.
- Tara (real life bestie) scored a respectable 7 points. Not bad T!
- Stacey (sister and Poochie Prints proprietor) opted out completely. Shocker.
As for the winners there were four loyal blog followers with a score of 8 points. Very impressive! But there can only be one winner and thanks to the Interactive Fruit Machine it's...
Congrats Kat! Please send us your address to claim your fabulous (and slightly random) regifted prize package!