A Writer’s Resolutions

In 2017 I resolve to write more blogs, revise less, produce more, brainstorm religiously, finish my novella, query traditional publishers, connect with industry professionals, reach a wider audience, set up book signings, write my first play, finish my first feature, draw inspiration from untapped resources, live larger, experience things for the first time and write them into history.

In 2017 I will see more plays, watch more movies, read more books, expand my mind and by doing so increase my database for potential plots. I will drink less coffee. No, I will drink just as much coffee because it makes me happy.

I will reach out to literary agents, go to more writing workshops, network with other creatives. I will eat more Kraft Dinner (because I think it tastes good).

In 2017 I will apply for more grants, encourage new writers, promote other authors, write more reviews, spend more time writing in my office rather than arranging it, let music be an inspiration as I write, watch more films, I will involve my family in the creative process by introducing them more to the writer side of me and not just the wife/mother they know so well.

I will post more sticky notes with encouraging messages, set up more deadlines, meet those deadlines and move on to other projects. I will carry a book with me more often when I go out and read it too, as Stephen King suggests it is a great way to spend time. And well, why not?

In 2017 I will read more blogs, post more blog reviews, write more often using hashtags. I will set aside the first draft of a piece of work for at least 24 hours before revising it, I will not post impulsively? I will write more status updates on social media.

In 2017 resolve to write and see what happens.

In 2017 I will be a more productive writer. What New Year’s resolutions have you made for your writing career? Inquiring minds want to know.

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2 thoughts on “A Writer’s Resolutions

  1. Love this blog post! So often, we place all of our focus on personal resolutions, and forget the value in focusing on our career. In 2017, I resolve to read more material outside of my usual comfort zone, to be okay with making mistakes, to connect more with the writing community, and to expand my editing business.
    Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions!

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