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Happy New Year!

Well, it’s that time again — the time to make New Year’s resolutions.  I’ve made some specifically related to writing, which I thought I’d share.  They say that makes a person more apt to stick to them.  We’ll see about that.  Now, every writer has goals relating to the number of manuscripts to write, sales, publishing houses, agents, etc., but I consider those to be more of a business plan.  The following are things I can actually control, or try to…

In 2011, I resolve to:

1)  Get my current work-in-process out the door by January 31.  (It will be close, but this is the resolution I’m most serious about so there is a chance it will happen.)

2)  Not to let others get inside my head to tell me what/how/when to write.   (I’ve been doing much better at this.  I call it the pbbffftttt resolution — as in “pbbffftttt on you.”)

3)  Not to get stuck on on difficult paragraph or scene for an hour, a day, a week, or more.  (Just stop the insanity.)

4)  To only play one game of Spider Solitaire before starting to write for the day.  Okay, two max.  (I do not have to win to have a good writing session.)

5)  To blog at least every other week.  (You know that will be the first resolution broken, but I needed to get up to 5.)

So there they are, my goals to increase my productivity and reduce my headaches.  Unfortunately, I am a creature of habit.  I’ll try to keep you updated on how things go (if I can stick to Res. #5.)  So what are your resolutions for the new year?  Any secrets to keeping them?

2 Comments

  1. Victoria Taylor

    I’m a big fan and I’m happy you have made some nice resolutions. I’m more curious to know if any of your manuscripts are on a new Oneiros book. I love the series and have been dying for you to come out with the next book. I just know you had plans to write more novels on the Oneiros brothers. How long do we have to wait? Just curious.

    Anyway I hope you are doing well.

    Tori

  2. Kimberly

    Hi Tori,

    I’m so happy you liked the Dream Wreakers. Unfortunately, the publisher, Pocket Books, chose not the pursue the series. I did have at least two more of the brother’s stories mapped out in my head. I’m hoping that one day I’ll be able to pick up the series again, but right now, I’ve had to move on to other things.

    Kimberly

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