Every year after the ball drops, we make promises to ourselves—to lose weight, to read more fiction, to drink less coffee, to win the lottery, to finally finish writing our novels. But by February we're already back at Starbucks avoiding our novels (and playing on Facebook). It's time we made a pact. Who's with me?
Recently on my Life of Dad blog, I posted 8 Reasons Why 2012 Is Going to be Amazing, and all of them were basically resolutions/goals that I have challenged myself to accomplish. From running a half marathon to organizing a flash mob, I've set some high goals.
But the hardest and most important goal on my list was this:
#8. I am going to pitch a Life of Dad book to agents
and put myself out there.
It's hard to convince yourself to follow through with a goal unless you put it in writing on the Internet for the entire world to see, thus allowing for public humiliation if you give up. "Give up" is not something writers do. So I ask all of you to make a resolutions list and post it in the comments section here. In fact, if you do, I will follow up with you sometime this year and attempt to hold you to it. No joke. I want you to succeed like I want me to succeed. After all, no one else is looking out for writers other than writers, so we need to stick together and support each other.
So...who's with me?
P.S. - Need some help? Here are a few books that may help you get started: