Inspired by K.M. Weiland's 12 Writing Goals for the 12 Months of 2012 and following the link there to 10 Writing Resolutions You Can Fulfill, I will attempt my own Writing Resolutions.
Firstly, I will finish this short story about underground two humans who stumble upon albino creatures, sprites, and dryads while out in the woods at dusk. I will get it published on smashwords.
Then, because I have to return to work for 5 months, my focus will be on editing, ficly writing, reading and blogging. I schedule these things in the evenings when I am winding down, often between 8 and 9 PM. Sometimes I start earlier, sometimes later, but I never forget the boys' bedtime story reading at 8! Then there's the weekend which opens up a lot of time, when we are not doing something else.
In other news, I sent out my first query. Yeah, that's a pretty big step, however, I felt like it was a tiny tendril reaching out and will probably grasp onto nothing. I queried this particular agent because she seems to want to publish what this book wants to be. My hope is that she can see its potential. But I think that this will be the first of many rejections.
One thing I need to do is get a critique partner. While I have plenty of writing friends and fans, not many are willing to settle down with 30,000 words and a red pen for me. 2,000 sure, but a full length novel? They have day jobs, too! I respect that. K.M. suggests trading manuscripts with someone. That's what I have to do.
Another goal that matches hers is to exterminate those cliche's! I also use so, just, and that too often in my first drafts.
Lastly, this platform thing.. I need to research and work on that. I have new inspiring ideas for my third blog on wordpress Spoonfuls of Sugar, I just cleaned up my first blog here on blogger, and this is my second, the one I reserve for writing news only. I thought it was going to be my platform, but I realize that everything is interwoven online, so my platform is me. If I stay true to myself, I can't go wrong.
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