If you’re a writer, chances are, you’ve probably made writing resolutions, whether it’s how many words you’ll produce in a day or how long it will take before you get published. Just in time for the new year, the Tuesdays share their 2017 writing resolutions.
Stacie: My writing New Year’s resolutions are to reach more readers. I want to do some school visits and expand my Social Media presence. I also want to finish book 4 and plan the next few books to work on. That means alot of time on the couch writing. Same as usual. Hope you all will join me!
Joanne: My writing resolution for 2017 is to start writing earlier in the day. I had been in the routine of starting by nine in the morning, but have been sucked down the social media rabbit hole as of late. In order to accomplish this start time I plan to connect all my social media outlets and manage them in one place. I also plan to buy a kitchen timer that will remind me of the time I have set aside for social media. And, I resolve to be far enough along with physical therapy on my broken wrist to be typing with two hands by the end of February.
Melody: I don’t usually make new year’s resolutions, but this year I’m determined to finish my next book (with revisions) so my agent can start trying to sell it. And if I land a publishing contract in the same year? Bonus!
Cathy: I’m bringing back the timer this year so I’ll not only keep track of my writing time but I’ll be more conscious of all the time that gets sucked up by playing around on social media.
Faran: So many. But most of all, I want to write frantic page-turning scenes. That cause readers to forget about the TV, or to take the dog out. Scenes that lead to the boiling pot spilling onto the stove. But how? My goal for 2017 is to inject emotion into my stories. For the reader to feel what my character feels. In their gut. In their heart. I want to grab them and never let go. This year, I hope to be master of my emotions. Defending on the outcome, I’ll either laugh or cry.
Jonathan: My New Year’s writing resolution will be just that. To write…a lot. Want to finish the WIP I’m working on now, start another and also do some work on the side. Also, have to start thinking of what to do for a launch party for the summer. All ideas welcomed and I’ll even give you credit, unless, of course, it’s a rousing success, and then I’ll say it was all my idea. Thanks!