Aspiring Writer’s New Year’s Resolutions

December 31, 2010 in Blogging, Novel, On Writing by pacejmiller

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Happy New Year!

Did 2010 really just pass us by?

Oh well.  There’s always 2011!

I guess I did achieve a lot of my resolutions from last year.  I quit my job, started studying writing, did a lot of reading and writing, saw a whole bunch of movies, and I’m a lot fitter than I was at this time last year.  And I achieved the goal of getting published as a writer.  But that novel is still unwritten, and I still haven’t won the lotto (damn that lotto).

Anyway, this year is for real.  My resolutions for 2011:

1. Finish that fantasy novel — starting with writing at least an hour a day for at least five days a week (need to set achieveable goals)

2. Read at least 20 books — starting with reading at least an hour a day for at least five days a week (I read 18 books this year, so 20 shouldn’t be a problem).

3. Finish my writing course — unless I fail, I can’t see how this cannot happen.

4. Break 800,000 hits on this blog — should happen.

Setting my goals real low, aren’t I?  Better ramp it up a bit.

5. Get at least 10 more articles/reviews published in print publications.

6. Get paid for writing (money, not stuff).

7. Win the lotto.

Let’s revisit them in a year and see how I go.