It’s a new year! I know many of us are very much looking forward to a fresh start in 2012, a year full of Excitement! Possibility! Potential! As long as we don’t all die in the apocalypse!
And with this new year comes those pesky promises we make to ourselves. Do you have any writing resolutions for 2012? A novel you want to finish or a habit you want to kick or a manuscript you want to finally send out?
I would like to write better evocative gestures and character-revealing details in 2012. What about you?
Vera Soroka says
I read Neil Gaiman's New Years wish and it was to go out and make mistakes. Make wonderful mistakes, make amazing mistakes. Make mistakes that nobody else has made as long as you are doing something!
That's what I'm going to do-make wonderful, amazing mistakes that nobody else has done.
Happy writing to everyone!
Ken Weene says
I just keep moving down the road. Tales From the Dew Drop Inne should be out within the month. My editor is working on the Stylite. My agent has Times To Try the Soul of Man. I have a children's movie script underway, and then there's the newest novel, for which the research has begun. Who has time for resolutions?
Heather Marsten says
Happy New Year! I want to finish my rough draft and get a good start on the editing.
J. C. Wabash says
I'm going to finish my second novel, get it properly edited then self-publish it.
I'm going to work on voice, get rid of those pesky darlings, and finally start querying. No pressure or anything. Haha!
Sharon K Owen says
I'm focusing on adding structure to my writing routine and eliminating clutter and distractions. I plan to spend at least one day per week writing in a cafe or the library–away from those distractions.
At the end of last year, I was happy to have sold many of my four, 5 Star rated self-published children's books, however, children don't buy their own books and adults mostly only buy their children books at Christmas and birthdays. Though I've resisted, I've been urged by my writing friends to write a Y/A book. So this year, I hope to do just that. Though Children's books will always be my genre because I adore writing for children, mainly reluctant readers.
How about you, Nathan?
Kristi Helvig says
Well, my goal for 2011 was to find an agent and I did that, so my goal for 2012 is for my book to sell. I also hope to finish writing three more books this year, but that's a little ambitious. Happy 2012, Nathan!
To make the hubby say, "Just got the chills," when reading my second novel.
fran b says
To (temporarily) forget everything I've learned and write with childlike abandon. To have fun!
To finally finish editing my first series so I can look at it and say, "Wow, I did it."
And to be happy even when I don't have the time to write.
Neurotic Workaholic says
I want to break my habit of mindless Internet surfing, which is basically procrastinating. It can take up hours, and it's usually not even very interesting. All that time would be better spent on writing, and then I wouldn't have to keep making excuses for why I'm not making as much progress as I should be making.
Pat Hatt says
Keep on writing and going at it, is all I expect to do. Get another 6 novels done in my series too.
BonSue Brandvik says
I resolve to 1) Market my new novel, "Pearls: Spirits of the Belleview Biltmore" 2) Write the second book in the series and 3) Save the historic hotel that inspired the series.
Daniel McNeet says
I intend to improve, improve and improve and never be satisfied with my work even if the readers love Operation Downfall and it is getting good reviews on Amazon. I want to be better, the best that I can.
Happy New Year
Robena Grant says
To dig deeper into the emotions and motivations that drive my characters, and to show that on the page.
J.K. Harper says
Goals include writing and publishing five stories in my novella series, writing another novella that's all planned out and just needs to be actual words on the page, and somehow balancing the rest of my life with writing!
Happy New Year to you too. 🙂
Finish the first draft of my current novel. Preferably the second and third draft too.
My writing resolution is simply to write. I forgive myself for not writing much during 2011 while I was in grad school, but that ends in May and no more excuses!
Happy New Year!! Finish revisions and get this baby out… that's what I'm hoping to do this year.
Roslyn Rice says
I commit to writing weekly. I'm going to be free to write not for my next book or blog post but just because I'm inspired to write. As a full time working mom it is hard to find the time, this year will be different.
80s Queen says
Same one I had as last year.
Less a resolution than a hope, but I'd really like to be able to pick up where I leave off after a prolonged pause. Sometimes the train of thought's still at the station, sometimes not. I want to learn to be the conductor, not the passenger.
Karen Doniere says
Nathan I don't have any resolutions per say, just various goals. Two serious writing goals that I have are to maintain a regular blogging schedule and learn to not hate the revising process so much.
While I did not make any resolutions, there are some things I hope to accomplish this year. One of which is to complete my master's degree and the other is to see the book I am co-authoring published. Thank you for the many helpful ideas and resources you provide.
Hmm mine would probably be, to finish writing at least 6 more chapters before summer. It's a hard steep but I suppose can be done.