Saturday, January 09, 2010

Back on the Blog Chain: Writing Resolutions

Welcome back to the Blog Chain! This round, BJ picked the topic:

What are your writing resolutions for the year 2010?

Amanda posted before me, and Eric comes next in the chain.

Last year, I resolved to finish revising Across Two Universes. Unfortunately, I couldn't sustain the pace I set for myself (I got bogged down at some points). However, as I mentioned a couple of days ago, I am much farther along. My new goal is to finish this draft by my birthday (April 28). That will give me some time to take a break from it before the final review/polish. And by then I really, really want to start sending it out.

I'm not sure what else I'll work on besides ATU. I do have a sequel planned, but it might be nice to take a break from Paul and return to my NaNoWriMo project. (I have to do something better with that singing owl!) I might even work on some of my short story ideas.

Along with actual writing, I have several other goals in mind:

1. I will attend WisCon Memorial Day weekend. I go every year (except when I'm nine months pregnant), and I'm already booked for the con and the hotel room. I'm not sure yet if I'll be on any panels this year or if I'll just attend them.

2. I will read the writing books on my to-read list: Flogging the Quill and The 10% Solution.

3. I will blog more frequently than I have been lately--at least 10 times a month. I'm thinking of blogging about some of the science news stories I read and discussing the implications for science fiction. I will also search for more blogs to follow and leave comments.

4. I will critique at least two chapters or short stories on the Online Writing Workshop (edited to add: per month). I haven't had much time for it lately, but while my writing brain cells fade by the end of the day, the reviewing cells might still have a chance to function.

That's enough for now. Will I actually stick to my goals? Well, I do have my mind set on them:

But we'll see next year how well I did.


Cole Gibsen said...

Those are excellent goals. Good luck!

B.J. Anderson said...

Fantastic goals, Sandy! I'm sure you'll have no problem sticking to them. :D

B.J. Anderson said...

Oops, I think I just called you Sandy, not Sandra. Doh! Sorry! I have a good friend named Sandy, and it slipped.

Sandra said...

That's OK, BJ. I'm one of the few Sandras who doesn't go by Sandy.

Christine Fonseca said...

Those are great Sandra! Best of luck with them.

Eric said...

Wow, great goals. It sounds like you are really challenging yourself, so good luck.

Shaun Hutchinson said...

Fantastic goals. And I love the video :)

Sarah Bromley said...

Some very good goals to have, and I wish you luck in achieving them.

Kat Harris said...

OK, I'm really late commenting, but better late than never, right?

I'm looking forward to your take on new science stories. I'm completely dense when it comes to that topic, so anything I can do to broaden my horizon is a plus.

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