Top 5 Writing Resolutions

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions because they leave most people disillusioned by February therefore I’m a goal setter instead. However, that’s enough about me. If you want to make resolutions for the New Year here are five to consider.

1. I resolve not to send out a terrible query letter like this.

2. I resolve not to be self destructive (i.e. turning to the bottle, drugs or that bag of double stuffed Oreos) if I get a rejection(s), a nasty review or any type of discouraging news.

3. I resolve not to compare my first draft efforts to that of a bestselling published book (I will remember that published books have been rewritten and edited many times to be polished for public viewing).

4. I resolve to do my research so I don’t fall prey to scams like these.

5. I resolve to be proactive. To take responsibility of my career. I will know my priorities (emailing is not writing, it’s chatting; blogging is fun, but manuscripts mean money).

That’s it. Have fun and create your own resolutions if you wish or create one solid goal that you intend to accomplish.

Happy New Year! I wish you a 2009 filled with contracts, royalties and riches.

5 Responses to “Top 5 Writing Resolutions”

  1. nice! [IMG][/IMG]

    by on March 16th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

  2. Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!

    by Tracy on March 20th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

  3. What a facinating article. I’m looking for a marketing expert to help with a project, could you help?

    by John Taylor on April 23rd, 2009 at 6:35 pm

  4. Sorry, but marketing is not my expertise, however, the Novelists Inc. blog has industry guests that may prove helpful. Good luck with your project.

    by Dara on April 23rd, 2009 at 8:07 pm

  5. Your post just made my day - so glad I got to read it,

    by Private Label Rights on July 27th, 2009 at 2:48 am

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