Writing Resolutions
Have Made Yours?

Writing resolutions - every writer makes them but do you stick with them? If you really want to reach your writing goals, read on. We can help!

So the first question you have to ask yourself is...will you write down and keep your writing resolutions this year? Be honest with yourself. If you are wishing you could say yes...but are thinking...I'm not sure. We are going to help you make smart, achievable goals that you will keep.

Most people don't really think much about their goals. Sure they have plenty of them, but is there really much thought put into them or are they the same ones every year, always falling by the wayside by mid January?

If you want to make yours stick, you must have a reason for wanting to reach that goal. So, before you start writing your resolutions...

  • Think about what you want to achieve this year. Dream big, brainstorm ideas, make lists, and then sit with it for a day or two.
  • Re-visit your list and think about each item and how important it is for you to accomplish that goal. Then start crossing off anything that is not realistic, that you don't really want, or maybe are just not ready to commit to. Yes, you need to get real with yourself.
  • Look over the items on your list and make sure they have meaning for you. Next to each item, write down a sentence about why you want to reach that goal. Do that for each item. You will need to know in your heart why this goal is important to you. Take your time with this, it will be the reason you achieve this goal this year.
  • Get yourself a date book or organizer and begin planning how you will accomplish these goals. You don't have to do everything all at once. Take small bites each day and you will have reached your goals by the end of the year.
  • Don't let setbacks destroy your determination to make your writing resolutions a reality.

Writing Resolutions Rules to Achieve

1. Plan - Schedule it in your organizer. If you put together a plan, and have it in your daily schedule, do it without any thought. Just the act of sitting at your keyboard will produce something.

2. Write every day - If you are working on that novel, or poem, or whatever it is you are writing, give yourself one hour to do something with it. Write a word, a sentence, a paragraph, or a page. Do what you can to move the project forward.

3. Be kind to yourself - Don't beat yourself up if there is a glitch in your schedule. Life happens and beating yourself up only makes the act of writing seem unpleasant. It needs to be something you do because you love it.

4. Re-visit your goals - If you are having a tough time sitting down to write, look at why you wanted to achieve that goal in the first place.

Okay, now it's time to sit down and begin your writing things down. What you want to achieve this year for your writing?

Do you want to:

I can't do this for you. Setting goals for your writing is important. You have to put some thought into it, and really think about what is important to you!

What Are Your Writing Resolutions?

It's almost a new year, and if you are like me, you will be setting some new goals for your writing. After all, every writer strives to improve upon what he/she has accomplished the year before. Whether it's to finish that novel, take a class, put your website up, or simply to write more often, we want to know what your goals are for your writing in the new year.

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