Thursday, December 25, 2008

My 2009 writer resolutions

JA Konrath did an excellent post about "Resolutions for Writers 2009."

I love making goals for the year and last night I looked at my list for 2008. Some things I achieved, some I didn't. Here's last year's list!

If you don't want to click:

(from December 31, 2007)

* Finish two more books in the Canterwood Crest series

(Close! I finished one more CC book.)


* Get an ending on my first YA and start subbing it

(Finished YA! Decided to hold onto it and not sub yet.)


* Start a brand new MG project


(Check!)


* Break into my two dream markets--Seventeen and Teen Vogue

(Nope. Utter failure. ;) Try again this year!)

* Learn more about marketing and start promoting Take the Reins in the fall


(Definitely accomplished. I might open my own marketing firm for authors, LOL.)

*Increase blog and Website traffic


(Yes!)


* Read even more than I did in 2007

(Yep. I didn't count the books, but I'm sure I did.)


Now, for the 2009 writer resolutions:

* Learn more about book promotion
* Take a writing risk
* Write the essay I've been thinking about for seven years
* Keep blog updated
* Double blog and Website traffic
* Become a better writer
* Don't become one of THOSE writers that
Agent A and Editor K roll their eyes when talking about
* Read more in 2009
* Write more
* Do not obsess over what people will think of my books
* Break into Teen Vogue and Seventeen
* Promote Canterwood Crest to the best of my ability, but...
* ...don't become a PR wh*re. Tacky!
* Meet all of my deadlines. Early.
* Expand my writer network

There we go! It's a start, right? Share some of your goals.


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