I’m not one for making resolutions. I know myself too well.
But this year I am making some writing resolutions. Not so much to do with word-counts or projects finished, but more about taking the next step out into the writing business.
I’ve been revamping my writing life for a few years now: from founding StoryADay May in 2010, to making new writing friends and a new writing routine, to this year’s bumper crop of outreach (conferences! writing group! BEA!).
Next year I’m going to step things up again. I have a few projects that I’ve been sitting on for a while that I think can make a big difference to my perception of myself as a writer, and my ability to get into this business as a long-term career. I need to set myself a few (not too many) goals and timeframes — a few things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, that I commit to doing this year. Or at least trying for. Whether I succeed or not won’t all be up to me, of course. But if I put my work out there and give it my best shot, I’ll count that a success.
Details still being hashed out, but I have at least resolved to make some resolutions ;)
How about you?