A New Year heralds in a new beginning; a chance to start fresh, to start over, to make new goals, to continue on revitalized with hope and ambition. To boldly go where no writer has gone before!!!
This is true. Think about it. Every writer explores his own unique story world, limited only by his imagination, which is no limit at all.
What does limit a writer is failing to sit down and write, to get the words on the page, to put off the actual writing. Life gets in the way and it's easy to fall off the daily writing wagon. Then we're miserable because we haven't written and guilt sets in, and we keep making excuses . . .
But hey!!! That's what's so great about the New Year!!! It's our chance to pick ourselves up, dust off our keyboards, and JUST WRITE!!!
Here are my 2010 New Year's Writing Resolutions:
* My most important resolution is to get back in the daily writing habit. When I'm in creating mode, I will write one page a day, five days a week. By the end of the year, I want that to be two pages a day or ten pages a week.
Let's look at the numbers: One page a day for five days equals five pages a week, twenty pages a month, 240 pages a year. That's a couple of novellas or a short novel. Not bad and very doable.
When I double that, look out!!! I'm hoping this will snowball, and in several years, my output will be awesome!!!
* When I'm in editing mode, I will spend at least one hour a day, five days a week, working on the manuscript. Very doable.
Here are my goals for 2010:
1. Submit my Regency Novella by Jan. 15th.
2. Revamp two novels and submit them by year's end.
3. Write two new novellas and submit.
4. Help encourage other writers and myself through this blog.
Writing and submitting are the keys to a successful and satisfying writer's life and career. Finding kindred spirits, supporting one another and holding each other accountable makes it that much better.
What are your 2010 New Year's Writing Resolutions?
Happy New Year!!! Happy Writing!!!