New Year, Same Old Me – My 10 Writing Resolutions

I hate New Year’s writing resolutions. I suppose everyone does, but as the year draws to a close, I can’t help but think this year will be different. That I will do this differently, or do that better.

Sometimes, I even write those thoughts down. I like to write down writing goals. I like putting it out there. So here goes.

My 10 Writing Resolutions

  1. Write daily. I would like to complete one prompt or writing exercise a day.
  2. Keep a journal. I have never done this. I have however invested in a pretty notebook which I hope will inspire me.
  3. Work on my novel daily. At the moment I write sporadically which makes it hard to get going after I’ve had a break. I would like be done with the novel by June of next year.
  4. Be more organised. Any suggestions are welcome.
  5. Be more disciplined. Hahaha! No, seriously, I have to get myself in to gear.
  6. Translate and complete a children’s story I have been working on.
  7. Write one short story per month.
  8. Start a blog with personal as well as writing content.
  9. Work at expanding my vocabulary.
  10. Stop making comma splice errors.

If I can do this every day I know I will be better writer this time next year. I hope to spend more time as the year progresses making these more specific. What are your writing resolutions?

by Mia Botha

Posted on: 31st December 2013

0 thoughts on “New Year, Same Old Me – My 10 Writing Resolutions”

  1. Your resolutions could be mine , with the exception of #6. In place of #6, I will say snack less while writing, since I tend to eat mindlessly while I create. My keyboard needs to be vacuumed regularly.

  2. I’ve found Unfuck Your Habitat’s principles to be extremely helpful. I’m still not an organized or disciplined person, but now that I’ve learned to break it down into small chunks, I’m so much better than I used to be.

  3. My resolution is actually one I made a week and a half ago. I plan to make a blog and post a daily writing prompt, idea or image to inspire people to write something daily. That way if someone is ever not sure what to write they are more than welcome to check it out and see if they find something to inspire them. The daily part is more for myself though. I want to bring out a post daily. The people can chose them in whatever order they please. So far so good. Now I just have to figure out my setup better and I’m great.