Hey, Everybody! It’s 2011!!!



We hope it will be a great year and we’re so thrilled we get to spend it with all of YOU – our readers, fellow writers, teachers, librarians, parents AND kids!

Since we love fireworks, here’s some more!

In the comments, please tell us one of your favorite New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, Dreams or Wishes!

Kimberley Little
  1. My New Year’s resolution is one word. Trust. I need to trust that I’m in the right place doing what I am supposed to be doing. Happy New Year to you and to all the Mixed-Up Files readers!

  2. My New Year’s resolution is to NOT make any resolutions.
    Thanks for a great launch this past year and useful, inspiring content as well as your generosity.
    I’m looking forward to spending 2011 with the great gang from From The Mixed Up Files!
    With all good wishes,

  3. Happy 2011. My word of the year is “persistence” and I hope to find ways to exhibit that in all the different areas of my life. But for my MG-loving self, I plan to read the thirteen MG books on my to-be-read list, continue revising my own unpublished books based on the feedback I’ve received and to write a completely new MG book. Onward!!

  4. Happy New Year! Thanks for doing a blog for us middle graders.

  5. Happy New Year! Thanks for a year of fantastic blog posts, and all the work you guys do creating a sense of MG community!

    My resolution (gulp) is to be querying by Easter. Here goes!

  6. I love all your wishes and goals, everyone! Thanks for responding. Sometimes I get nervous about setting goals because I tend to bite off more than I can chew, but then I’m afraid of being lazy and kicking myself later for not being productive enough. So part of me wants to just stay the course and stay alive, and the other ambitious part of me wants to write my entire new YA Victorian gothic paranormal trilogy this year. I’ve got 100 pages . . . oops! I mentioned that *other* term – the YA *ssh!* term here amongst MGers. See how mixed-up I am!

  7. My resolution is to write every day no matter how busy I get with work, school, kids and . . . life. I hope to finish my current novel and a new cookbook. Take that 2011!

  8. Happy New Year Mixed Up Files!

    I am looking forward to being Mixed Up in 2011 too. By that, I mean reading a fun mix of YA and middle grade books.

  9. Happy New Year! My resolution this year is to read and review 52 middle-grade novels and also complete my first draft of my first middle-grade novel!

  10. Happy New Year!!! May 2011 be your best year yet!

  11. Happy New Years to you! I still have a few more hours to go :).

    I don’t want to say any revolutions because I never keep them but i do have a plan to go to my first ever anime convention in November! Woot!

  12. Yeah! I actually feel as if I accomplished much of what I set out to do in 2010. I have great plans for an even better 2011. Thanks so much for a wonderful year! And blessings for the coming one!

  13. Happy New Year!!! My goal for 2011, gulp, is to exercise daily. There, it’s out there. Now I have to do it.