People often make New Year’s resolutions a minute after midnight on 1st January, then by 00.15, most of them have already been broken. I am not going to tell you that ‘I will do this or that, I will say at least this, I can but TRY, with my resolutions. If I have tried, then I have not broken any resolutions.
1 Try to make time to write a little each day. I will aim for at least 30 minutes a day, anything over that is a complete bonus.
2 Try to complete an unfinished piece of written work.
3 Try to keep a writing diary/journal and keep it up to date.
4 Try to read more. As Stephen King says, to write well you must read.
5 Try and submit work to publishers/magazines etc. Keep a record of what submitted and who to.
6 Try and be proud of what I achieve.
7 Try to attend some more writers/authors festivals, including The London Book Fair.
8 Try to enter writing competitions, even if only for the experience and more creative ideas.
9 Try to attend / hold another writing retreat.
10 Try my hand at studying again.
The last one is already in progress, I have applied to do my English Literature A Level. Have always wanted to do this, I just wish I had done it at college when I had the chance.
I think 10 points is a good place to start with. Do you have any resolutions for this year?