Writing Resolutions for 2013??

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:40 pm Post

Did anyone here set any writing related resolutions for themselves this year? I did. I want to get at least one novel length work written, edited and published. Maybe a collection of poetry as well & a collection of flash fiction stories written.

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:53 pm Post

Crich70 wrote:...one novel length work written, edited and published. Maybe a collection of poetry as well & a collection of flash fiction stories written.
's tha' all!? Wot y gonna do with the rest of the year then? :?

Happy New Year, and Good Luck with your endeavours :wink:
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Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:57 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
Crich70 wrote:...one novel length work written, edited and published. Maybe a collection of poetry as well & a collection of flash fiction stories written.
's tha' all!? Wot y gonna do with the rest of the year then? :?

Happy New Year, and Good Luck with your endeavours :wink:
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Thanks and the same to you. If I manage to get those projects done I will probably go on to try some more. And certainly there is NaNo 2013 to look forward to. :D

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Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:42 pm Post

Well, I've not gone so far as to make concrete, quantifiable and verifiable resolutions(*), but I am making an effort to be more focused in my creative endeavours.
Including, but not in any way restricted to:
- Using time to actually write that I might otherwise have spent thinking about writing.
- Being more diverse in my choice of projects.
- Being more diverse in my reading (including authors and genres I probably wouldn't normally have tried).
I'm also going to give the blog thing a go, because obviously it's hugely important to a great number of people(**) that they know my highly opiniated views on whatever minor issue loosely associated with writing is occupying my mental bandwidth at any given moment.

(*) Like, say, writing at least 3,000 words a day, or restricting myself to just the one adjective per noun.
(**) That number is two.
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Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:53 pm Post

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:55 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I'm also going to give the blog thing a go

dear lord, no.
i am happy to give feedback on short passages.

be warned, though. my feedback can be blunt... always well intentioned and aimed at helping you improve, but possibly more honest than you are used to.

as such, i will only chip in if directly invited.

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Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:19 pm Post

I am going to enjoy beer more, worry about things I cannot change less, sleep better, eat better, exercise better and in doing all of these things I think it will affect my writing in a positive way.
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Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:24 pm Post

I am going to learn how to complete cryptic crosswords.

Probably the closest I will get to writing something with words in a meaningful order that is not work related. :x
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Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:54 pm Post

Foxtrot wrote:I am going to learn how to complete cryptic crosswords.

Probably the closest I will get to writing something with words in a meaningful order that is not work related. :x


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shook the writing world with an innovative “Write a book in a day” project.


And that's just one link that I stumbled on by accident. Who knows what else is out there to get people to read what you wrote.

You did somethin' cool, is all I'm sayin'.
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Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:13 pm Post

My writing-related goals for 2013:

-- write at least two tech books and two novels this year
-- blog & otherwise promote the books that are currently available and upcoming
-- attend two writing conferences or retreats, more if I can manage
-- spend less time aimlessly surfing and more time actively working
-- delegate household nonsense so I can carve out more writing hours
-- send the twins off to college in the fall, which will free up a LOT of time!

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Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:29 pm Post

I need to get at least a CD's worth of music out the door and shopped around. Figure start small and do more, rather than have huge goals I don't meet.

The inertia of not working is strong. :(
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Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:07 pm Post

JennK wrote:-- send the twins off to college in the fall, which will free up a LOT of time!

Good luck. I sent my twins off to university a few months ago, and I'm still waiting for the free time to materialise! :D
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Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:36 pm Post

My resolution is to finish my pean to one of my favourite cyber buddies. Someone who has taken all the maligning and character assassinations I've aimed at her over the years, and run with it, making it very chucklesome in the doing. Stymied only by the weirdest set of coincidences,...even by my standards :shock: Made me think perhaps I shouldn't bother with it.

Since it's a declarAtion of affection and reSpect, and she having the final say as to wheTher or not it gets posted, I've decided to bite the bullet and finish it..mind you, it'll pRobably be when I've read the complete works of Herman MelvIlle and Nathaniel Hawthorn. Free time seems to be at a premium...Dunit!!? :?
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Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:34 am Post

What happened to the "D"?

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Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:01 pm Post

xiamenese wrote:What happened to the "D"?:twisted:
vic-k wrote:Dunit!!?
.... :roll:
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