Welcome to the Roaring Twenties and the New Year’s Resolutions for one of them. The collective edition. I don’t have any stellar writing resolutions for the new year or the decade. Write some more. Finish current WIP. Listen to some old RWA sessions for motivation. For the decade, definitely joining the ranks of the 8LW sisterhood who are published. But I noodled around on the net to see what other writers have on their lists. Many of them are the same we all know. Butt in the chair, words on the page.
Penquin Random House has a list of 8 from 2017. It was, however the first one that popped up in my feed. Interestingly, one of the resolutions is to improve your social media skills so having something pop up from 3 years ago can remind those of us who are savvy enough to do those tricks (and I don’t know what they are) to get YOU AND YOUR STUFF at the top of the feed.
The Happy Guy Writing Services has 10 for 2020. He’s hilarious (not) and not creative at all. The same old list. I take issue with ‘start making money’. Love to pal. Not there yet.
Goins, Writer has 17 (from 2013). #6 is ‘write when you don’t feel like it’. I like that one, although I know that isn’t on Elizabeth’s list this year. #14 is ‘make money’. I don’t see that happening for me this year.
The Writer’s Cookbook has a whopping 52 (from 2019). I really like the bonus resolution: read 52 books in a year. I’ll probably get that done in one quarter of a year.
Proedit has my favorite: Improve my fiction by having one conversation with an imaginary person each day.
Wordcounter has one close to Justine’s heart. Back up your data. And another personal favorite: sleep more. Oh that I could. I am much more creative when I get a good night’s sleep, or several in a row, but that doesn’t happen much these days.
What are your resolutions for this year? This decade?