Jan 1, 2016
Writing Resolutions for the New Year
It's that time of year again when people swear to drink less, quit smoking, lose weight, exercise regularly, and to become all-around better people. Most resolutions get tossed to the wayside well before the end of February, so why even bother?
Maybe the trick is picking the right resolutions. Do you have a dream, something you've been putting off? How about making practical, realistic resolutions that get you closer to realising it? At least you won't have to regret not trying.
Here's my list for 2016. We'll see how long I can keep it up.
1. Write every day, even if it's only for thirty minutes.
2. Make a schedule to manage Critters/Finnish critique group critiques, French class, and blogging and stick to it.
3. Read at least two new writing books this year.
4. Read at least two new books per month.
5. Submit at least one story to the Nova and Portti writing competitions.
6. Finish revising the stories I wrote in 2015 and send them out.
7. Write at least five new short stories in English and five in Finnish.
8. Read all the books in my Kindle before buying new ones.
9. Write at least 20k words of my unfinished sci-fi novel.
10. Read at least five non-fiction books for inspiration.
Bonus one: take the muse out for an inspiration date at least once a month.
Okay. I think that's plenty. What about you? Any writing resolutions?