Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

Happy new year, everyone! I hope all your holidays were wonderful and that the new year began with promise. I've returned from my spontaneous hibernation with enthusiasm (and new year's resolutions).

  1. Finish CH2. I'll tell you, I probably shouldn't have taken a month-long break from this after NaNoWriMo, since I've now forgotten any ideas I had for the ending. But that's okay, I'm sure whatever I come up with will be better (she says optimistically). I have about 25,000 words left, and I'm really, really planning to finish it by the end of the month so I can give it to K.S. Lewis and make her fix it.
  2. Write two more novels. Or at least write one and start the other. Right now, I'm thinking Bex and CH3, but I often change plans unexpectedly.
  3. Read one non-fiction book. I can't remember a non-fiction book I read all the way through that wasn't required for school. That's not to say I haven't enjoyed any--because I have--but I just can't seem to finish them for some reason. But I'm going to change that this year.
  4. Read 52 books, averaging one per week. I exceeded this last year, so I don't think it's unreasonable.
  5. Query 60 agents, averaging five per month, or until signed.
  6. Submit 12 stories to magazines/contests, averaging one per month. I constantly toy with this, and occasionally send one or two things out, but I'd like to spend a little more time focusing on it. Plus, short stories are a good way to unstick myself when I get writer's block.
  7. Blog twice a week. And this is where I owe you guys a small apology. Things got a little crazy here over the last few months, and I haven't kept up very well with my blog and others. But I really do love blogging and I love keeping in touch with all of you, so I'm going to shake off last year and really dive back into it.

Also, keep an eye out for a giveaway soon, since I've almost hit 200 followers on Twitter.

Did you make resolutions? Care to share? Also, how were your holidays?


  1. Happy New Year! Some great goals there. NaNo seems sooo long ago... I need to finish off mine too, and not even at 50k yet!

    I'd also like to write more short stories. I think I'll devote one day a week to working on them.

    Apart from that... publication is the big one... it would be great to get there! Good luck with everything!

  2. Happy new Year! Some great goals there! Look forward to finished drafts :)

    1. Haha, I'm hoping to have a draft to send to you by... the end of February/beginning of March? That may be hopelessly optimistic of me, but I'll shoot for that for now.

  3. Great resolutions! You are going to be one busy author. I haven't made any, but after reading so many posts today about pledges, promises and resolutions, I think I'd better get something down on paper.

  4. I should put 'read one non-fiction book' on my list. That's a super good one.

    Happy New Year!

  5. These are great resolutions. I have a hard time reading non-fiction books, too. Haha.