What Are Your New Year's Writing Resolutions?

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?
Author:
Publish date:

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?

500px-Snowman_New_Year_card.svg

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?

Brian

P.S. - Need some help? Here are a few books that may help you get started:

Z0306 Hooked
W3282
Z3008

wd-Brian-web-19.jpg

Follow me on Twitter: @BrianKlems
Read my Dad blog: TheLifeOfDad.com
Sign up for my free weekly eNewsletter: WD Newsletter

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 18

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write an ekphrastic poem.

Personal Essay Awards

Announcing the First Annual Personal Essay Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Writer's Digest Personal Essay Awards!

From Script

Movie Theatres Return While Indie Cinema and TV Turns to Horror and Beyond (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 17

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a waiting poem.

GettyImages-119430542

Your Story #112

Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

Self-Published Ebook Awards

Announcing the 8th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Self-Published E-book Awards! Discover the titles that placed in the categories of contemporary fiction, fantasy, memoir, mystery, and more.

Greg Russo: On Writing a Film Based on a Video Game

Greg Russo: On Writing a Screenplay Based on a Video Game

Professional screenwriter Greg Russo discusses the joy and challenge of converting a popular video games series into a screenplay and the balance of enticing a new audience while honoring a franchise's fans.

April PAD Challenge

2021 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

Write a poem every day of April with the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a city poem.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Under the Influence

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let a character fall under the influence of something or someone.