Welcome back to a blog chain for a new decade. The wonderful BJ asked:
What are your writing resolutions for the year 2010?
I've spent a lot of time thinking about that. Last year, I was riding the high of signing with my agent and having a book out on submission, and my goals were far more than I was able to achieve. This year, I have the release of that book (selfless plug: The Deathday Letter coming 6/15/2010) and I know that I'm going to want to spend as much time as I can really making sure I'm getting out there and getting to know people. So that's part of my goal. I want to spend more time reading widely, and getting to know my readers and other writers. Not because I want to sell more books, but because the relationships I've made over the last year through this blog chain and on Goodreads and through The Tenners, have made me really appreciate this whole process and have helped me grow as a person and a writer.
For actual writing, I'd like to finish revising the middle grade novel I wrote for NaNo. I also would like to finish the YA that I'm working on. Finally, I'd like to finish a first draft of a book called The Great Leap Forward. It's kind of a pet project of mine, but it's something I really want to do.
So that's it. Oh, and one more thing: I also resolve to enjoy the ride. Because no matter where you are in your writing, it's never any better than the minute you're living in.
Go ahead and see what Michelle and BJ had to say before me, and tomorrow, check out M.C. Hammer Cole