January 1st will mark a new beginning and a fresh start for us. I am planning what I intend to do during the new year, but my new year resolutions have only slightly changed for 2018.
First comes family needs and concerns.
Second, seeing to health matters.
After that I resolve to continue my writing. This I do faithfully beginning early each morning.
I will also continue to send my work out to various publishers and publications regardless of acceptances. Most writers meet with a lot more rejection than acceptance. In that respect, I am typical. But if writing is something you feel compelled to do—like me—than you work at it regardless.
One of my continuing resolutions is striving to improve the quality of my work. With that in mind, I pay attention to editorial and reader comments. The year 2017 brought publication of my novella THE BURNING which I intend to continue to publicize because I feel it’s a meaningful work worthy of being read.
There were also short stories published in a variety of genres. Two novels are scheduled for publication in 2018 as well as a number of short stories and some nonfiction.
I also intend to continue reading diverse books and writing reviews of those I truly enjoy.
I resolve to do more landscape painting. I’ve let that go of late.
I confess housework comes dead last—but it does and will get done, as does shopping and cooking. All of life’s necessities.
What are some of your plans or resolutions for the year ahead? Are they the same as last year or have they changed?