For about three years now I have wanted to write. But I didn't. I would visit author blogs, went to a couple conferences, would get all excited about writing, but then didn't.
Primarily because I told myself I didn't have the time. There was really only one semester when that was true and that was because I was writing a Master's Thesis.
I told myself that I couldn't write because I had a job and three kids and I just didn't have time.
I have set a couple writing resolutions with this in mind.
1. Write 1,000 words a day.
I know lots of people can do more, but until this bad boy is a habit, that's got to be it. That's the difference between someone who is going to workout more, runs three miles and lifts for an additional 30 minutes and one who jogs a mile, hits the bike for a mile and uses a couple weight machines. Start small and build is the only way I have had any success at anything.
2. Read more.
Last year was a HORRIBLE reading year for me - I'm not even really sure what happened, which probably means the TV was on lots. My husband completely spoiled me with a new tablet - Nook and Kindle apps are downloaded and I'm ready to read.
3. Get the whole publishing pitch and query thing figured out.
I figure once I get through my first revision of my WIP, this needs to move up as a higher priority.
4. Find some way to thank everyone who has been so helpful and kind to me as I've truly started this process.
Seriously, you guys are AMAZING!!! I'm so, so grateful. It looks like I'm slowly creeping up on 100 followers - maybe that will be my chance...
What are you doing to have your writing this year be better than last?