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An Author’s New Years Resolutions

I adore the idea of constant change.  I have grown VERY adventurous since the beginning of last year, and it has been so much fun.  I love new years eve.  It’s also my birthday, which makes it even more fun.  😉

I am spending my birthday with several amazing people this year-friends and family who I thank God for everyday.  🙂

I thought it would be so much fun for my birthday to raise a toast with sparkling white grape juice in a wine glass to another new beginning for the new year-another year of many more changes.  Especially concerning my writing.  🙂

I loved some of the tips I’ve heard in the RWA meetings for a healthier writing life.  I haven’t been taking many of those suggestions in the year of 2010.

Jogging or exercising to stay healthy and fit.  Not only do I need to stay in good physical shape but I need to keep those endorphines flowing.  I have stopped jogging for several months now because of poor excuses, and I need to start again. 

Different music to listen to while writing or driving in the car.  I have just gotten new music, and it is awesome.  Within Temptation, Epica, Serenia, Evanescence, Nightwish, Flyleaf, Lacuna Coil, and Paramore.  I am hooked on those music groups now, and they place me in the mood to write.  My amazing critique partner and friend actually suggested a few of those.   Lol  She’s the best.

Making a change in my subgenre that I write.  I never thought I would write in this particular genre, but I LOVE it!  I am reading a book now on how to write in this subgenre, and it gives me so much information.  I am psyched!

Write 2k words a day in 5 days a week.  I will do it if I put my mind to it. 

And last but not least….finish two books and send them off in the year of 2011!  I know I can do that.  I am halfway done with my third book and am anxious to get started on my fourth.  🙂

What plans do you have for your writing this coming year?  Or what are your plans for new year’s eve?

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8 Responses

  1. I’m working on my goals for 2011 now. With everything going on I haven’t been writing in almost 3 weeks and wow, it’s amazing how hard it is to get back in the swing. That’s my number one goal. Write at least 5 days a week.

  2. I agree with you, Vicki. It is SO hard to get back into it after not writing for so long. That’s a great goal for the year. 🙂 Getting so much writing at least five days a week. That’s also one of my major goals for the coming year.

  3. I’m working on my 2011 writing goals now. This is my first time. I have the first quarter finished. I’m pretty impressed with myself so far on what I have planned in there. plus I love the schedule. by X date have X done. In X month, start something new! it’s something to keep me from flaking.

  4. First time, huh Keri? That sounds fun! This is actually my second time. Planning by X date and have X done sounds great too. I am doing that with my books. Planning on having them done at a certain date. I plan to have my current WIP finished completely on March 31 or earlier. 🙂 And it does keep me from flaking. It makes me stick to doing it each day.

  5. Haven’t started mine yet. LOL But I get alot more accomplished if I make a plan and then write it down. Makes it more real I guess. 🙂

    Hope you have a Terrific Birthday!!!

  6. Taking mine more seriously and writing six days a week, even if it’s just a paragraph.

    Good post, happy new year!

  7. That’s a great idea, Melissa. Writing your goals down on paper. I never thought of that. I will have to try it. 🙂 And thanks!

  8. That’s a good one, Crystal. Even writing just a few words a day makes great progress. 🙂 I wish you luck. Happy new year to you too!

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