Well now. It's mid January. The holidays are over, the bleak midwinter has started, and there are no more excuses for me not to write. Which is why I've decided to give myself a little motivation.
I have never done New Year's resolutions before, but this year I've made an exception. Because for the first time in my life I am finding it very hard to sit down and write. My first real job, being married, first apartment, it all begs for my time. Not to mention our newest member, Byron, who we adopted from the animal shelter. He likes time too and I am all too happy to give it to him.
So I've made a list of things that I want to accomplish with my writing this year. I'm not going to hold too rigidly to them, it still has to be about enjoying my writing and not about a checklist. But it doesn't hurt to play into my other enjoyment of crossing things off lists.
Here it goes! My first New Year's Writing Resolutions!
1. Submit three short stories to journals. (They don't have to be accepted, just have to get out there.)
2. Stop procrastinating and edit my historical fiction novel.
3. Read and write about at least one book each month.
4. Start keeping a journal again. (I'm afraid I've grown a little too relaxed in this department.)
5. Pick up where I left off at 50,000 words and finish my NaNoWriMo novel
What are your New Year's resolutions? Even if you haven't gone so far as to make a list, what are you hoping to improve in your writing this year?