I suppose New Year’s resolutions are generally composed more or less at New Year’s. We used to walk around a lake in a nearby park January 1 and discuss them, once upon a time. That was before our household added an early January birthday to the roster.
Now, as far as I’m concerned, the holidays aren’t over until the second week of January. And, rather than brainstorming them out of thin air, I guess you could say such resolutions as I have evolved, kind of organically.
I took a bit out of the Sunday paper last week and spun a story with it. The original plan was to turn out one a month, but I’ll shoot to get one a week. I’ve already started another, however…Realistically? My dad is probably facing heart surgery this year and I have to move a freshman to college. But I’m off to a decent start.
Resident Expert and I have both resolved to blog with regularity, no matter what hits the fan. Another good start.
I plan to get out a query a month. Not shooting real darn high with that one, I’ll admit. However, slow but steady beats out erratic, which is what I have been. Picked an agency, picked an agent. Have plans to re-read said novel and query letter and try again. I can do this thing.
So far, I’m just using my basic blog site without actually moving in, hanging curtains, painting the walls, you know, making it mine. So, a time line for adding the extras will be finished by the end of this month.
Moving in will include having at least the first of my craft-themed postings out by mid-year.
Also, I hope to have at least one short work out there at all time. That is a little ambitious.
I’ve already typed in a half of a novel for which I only had a hand-written copy. I will outline all of my notes for the rest of it.
I don’t know when I’ll finish my other novel series. Whenever I do, I suppose.