Michille: New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

The collective edition. I don’t have any stellar writing resolutions for the new year. Write some more. Continue researching/writing screenplay. 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, etc.

The Happy Guy Writing Services (not a plug for his services) has 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers in 2021. I like #4 – paint a picture. I’ve been watching Bridgerton and that has made me think of how the stories I’ve read have created pictures in my mind of various settings.

I like this one from The Writer’s Cookbook from 2019: 52 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers. You don’t often see “let an old project go” for resolutions, but I think it’s a good one.

Jeff Goins had these from 2017: 17 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers. ). #6 is ‘write when you don’t feel like it’. I like that one. But I don’t see #14, ‘make money’, happening for me this year. I wish it for all my 8LW friends, though.

Proedit has 10 New Year’s Resolutions from 2015. My favorite: Improve my fiction by having one conversation with an imaginary person each day.

Do you have any resolutions for this year?

2 thoughts on “Michille: New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

  1. I’m not sure it’s a “resolution,” but I outlined the things I’d like to get done this year: specifically, I’d like to reread all the books that I’ve written but not published to see if I can salvage them. And if they’re salvageable, salvage them and publish them. I have almost as much stuff sitting on my hard drive as I do on Amazon, and it’s time I stopped doing that. It’s sort of the opposite of “let a project go.” 🙂

  2. I like the “let an old project go” idea. That is a big focus at my day job, as we are working to figure out how to move forward with constrained resources. I’ve spent a lot of time this year saying “no.” I think that’s a good resolution to have.

    I love that “repel every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement” bit in your post image. That sounds like a great resolution to wok toward, especially these days.

    Good luck on your “write some more” resolution. I hope we’re all able to achieve that one.

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