Last year didn’t end well writing-wise for me. After quitting NaNo, I hit a wall, other things piled up around me and my writing suffered. Non-writing Emma is a grumpy cow, so I need to rectify it. I love lists and I love goals, so I’ve compiled a list of goals to help me.
1. I will flash. Friday Flash that is. I’m not going to give definite goals like every week, I’m just going to try to flash as often as I can. I already have half a draft for this week. I’m looking forward to getting back into this.
2. I will return to my WIPs. Just not yet. I have a collection of interlinked short stories which I’m going to start working on again. I love my two big WIPs but the characters end up taking over my head and I kind of need my head for other things right now. Who knows, the break might do me good.
3. I will submit, submit and submit some more. My laptop is full of stories and pieces of flash fiction, so I’m going to set them free into the world. I have sent two out this morning. I don’t think anything beats the terrified buzz you get from hitting the send button.
4. I will write something every day. Whether it’s working on my WIP, writing a flash, or just scribbling down a character sketch, I will write something every day. No wordcount targets – my resolution for 2012 is to be easier on myself and admit that I’m human.