People from all walks of life are forming a list of New Year’s Resolutions this week. Some will diligently pursue these goals; others will lay them aside by the middle of January. Every writer who wants to become successful should have these resolutions and keep them.
1. Have a set word Count: Decide on a word count you will do every day and stick to it.
2. Have a time set for writing: If you have a designated time for writing, your creativity will show up at that time. If you’re having a hard time finding time to write, click here.
3. Read: The more you read, the better writer you’ll become.
4. Study the Craft: Plan to go to writer’s conference. Read blogs of writers, publishers, and agents. Subscribe to a writer’s magazine. Read writing books. However you do it, plan to learn more about writing this year.
5. Exercise: Writing is a sedentary activity. Plan a time to exercise. You’ll feel better, and it will get your creative juices flowing.
6. Find a Critique Group: Every writer needs a small group of people to help critique his or her work.
7. Marketing: Learn more about marketing, and start a blog if you don’t have one. It’s an important part of a writing career.
9. Don’t Get Discouraged: Writing is a discouraging profession. This year, plan ways to encourage yourself so you don’t allow discouragement to take hold. For encouraging quotes, click here.
10. Dream Big: Click here to learn more about how to dream big.