Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions in Writing

Post by Dylan
Seeing that New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, I figured that an article should be written about setting up writing goals in the New Year. As soon as that ball drops most people make resolutions for what they are going to do in the year to come. Some common resolutions are to hit the gym, eat healthier, spend more time with the wife/ husband and kids, etc. Those are great goals, but as writers I think there are some different things we should strive for.

My New Year’s Resolutions for writing is to finish my current novel by the end of January. Also, I wish to write an entire rough draft for a companion novel in seven months, that’s fast for me, as well as compete in NaNoWriMo.

The way I see it, it’s go big or go home with these writing resolutions. Aim for the stars when you’re setting your goals; reality is tough enough already so you don’t need to settle when creating goals. It might sound a bit cliché to say this but, if there’s a will there’s a way. And you have to get that will first by setting high goals. If you can’t reach your goals, so what! You will get more accomplished in not reaching your extreme goals then you ever will by accomplishing your mediocre goals.

So, together let’s make 2012 the most successful year in Northern Colorado Writers history. Let’s all strive for our seemingly unreachable goals and crank out those words, sentences and paragraphs. I know that all of us can reach our goals, no matter how hard they seem. This year, go against the grain and make writing part of your New Year’s resolutions!

What are your writing resolutions?

Dylan is a writer and a sophomore at Erie High School.


Jan Cline said...

Want to finish last re-writes on my WIP and then get back to my fiction projects. Typical writer's resolutions!

Dylan Book Reader said...

Those are some great writing resolutions! I'm just being overambitious this year. I think last year my resolution was just to finish a rough draft.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I have quite a few goals for 2012, but the biggest writing goal is to write at least one hour every day.

Dean K Miller said...

I'm looking to finish rough draft #1 of my novel by September, keep submitting and work on improving my writing so revisions stay under 20 ish per/piece.

Name: Luana Krause said...

My writing goals are to write the first draft of a novel, write short stories for an anthology, enters contests and hone my craft. Also plan on attending the NCW conference this year!

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