- This year, I've signed up for three Reading Challenges (see tab above) and I plan on completing them all (they do overlap somewhat, as Alex pointed out yesterday, so that should be doable)
- I will be blogging at least three times a week
- I want to be more proactive in commenting on other people's blogs - I've seriously been slagging off in that respect - Sorry guys.
- I've almost signed up for the Write One Sub One thingy, but then didn't because knowing myself I will just plain fail at it and I resolve not to set myself up for failure this year. Challenges, yes. Failure, no. Know your limits, I say.
- I want to finish/edit/submit the three short stories that have been hibernating on my hard drive for most of last year. Two of them are horror/suspense stories, one is a fantasy/romance thingymajig. And I want to do this before I start a new one.
- I will make notes of all Shiny New Ideas in my journal, but will not pursue them until I have time to give them the attention they deserve. By this I mean no more half-written stories if I can at all help it.
- My writing desk will no longer resemble the illegitimate offspring of a fleamarket and a tornado-stricken library. No, really.
- I will participate in NaNoWriMo again in November, but will NOT take part in any other NaNo-like challenges because quite frankly I have to do some paying work, too. That way I can really have fun in November and not just groan at the effort/time it takes.
- I will seriously consider what to write for a thesis. I'm close to that point in my academic career, and it pays to have an idea of what you want to do before the time comes to find an appropriate supervisor.
- That said, I will finish all other coursework/paperwork asap, so I can truly get on with it.
There, that's 10 doable things for 2012! I have a couple of less realistic ones, too, but I want to stick with these for now.
How about you? What are your writerly resolutions, or are you anti-resolution?