Thursday, December 31, 2009

I'm Resolute!

Okay, I have to admit that I never make New Year's Resolutions (never say never. I'm sure I have at some point or another... but bear with me) only because I'm usually setting goals on a weekly basis, but there are some things I would LOVE to accomplish this year, so I'm going to write them out publicly. It's easier to hold myself accountable that way. Plus if I write them down, I might remember them... ;)

  • I am going to spend five hours a week composing. I've gotten out of the habit and I really need to get back into it. I've sort of been setting it aside to write, but I can work on both! I miss it a lot and one hour a day isn't that much time.
  • I'm also going to spend five hours a week writing. It doesn't matter if it's on lyrics or my novels. This is my freebie goal to me. We all need an easy one, right?
  • Find a critique group! I'm not sure why this one has been so hard for me, but everyone I've sent it to has left me hanging (except one). Either I'm a terrible storyteller or my friends/crit buddies are extremely busy! (Just for the record, I'm sure it's the latter. :P)
  • Revise Power's Touch, repeat several times, research and write a query letter, get it on submission!
I will be setting smaller goals, but these are my roots. Broken up like that, it doesn't seem quite as daunting. I can do this!

Happy 2010!

Wishing you the very best! Go write and make your dreams come true!

*I have to amend this because it's bothering me. I do set yearly goals, just not at New Years. There. I feel much better now.


  1. Oooh all good goals to have and I concur with a couple of them. I don't have the greatest luck with groups either. I even belong to one locally but lately we don't meet enough to really help)--so I am going to just shoot for new beta readers or a critique "partner" for my next WIP. Have a Happy New Year!

  2. Those are all good goals to have! I have two critique parnters and a few beta readers that seems to be enough for me right now. As for you mean music? I'd love to hear your compositions.

  3. These are great goals!

    I hope all your writer dreams come true in 2010!

  4. So nice to be following along Nisa! I'm praying you all the success in 2010 with your goals. I belive nothing is impossible when you believe!

    Have a Happy New Year!

  5. What an awesome daughter I have!! My goal is to get through one more year.....period. Obviously she didn't get any of the above from me! LOL

  6. Great goals - ensuring your creative side has lots of time to shine will certainly make your life richer! Good luck with your goals in the new year! Enjoy :)

  7. Christina - I hope it works out for you! Those crits are so important!

    Aubrie - That sounds like the perfect amount of critiquers. Yes, I compose music, but I have no idea how to put it on-line. The computer and I, we don't always see eye to eye.

    Thanks, Stina! I wish the same for you! 2010 is going to be a great year!

    Kat, thank you! Happy New Year to you as well!

    Tamika, you are so right. Thanks! Wishing you the very best 2010 has to offer!

    Mom - Aww... Thanks, but I'm sure it all came from somewhere. I got my humor from dad, so the rest must be from you!

    Jemi, I hope so! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have an awesome New Year!


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