New Writing Resolutions

happy new year 2013Happy New Year!

My resolution last year was to submit more, but unfortunately, like many resolutions made on New Year’s Eve, this didn’t come to pass. For the most part it wasn’t my usual submission anxiety holding me back, but an insanely busy roller coaster ride of year that stole a lot of focus from my writing world. Regular followers might have noticed my blog has been more quiet than usual this past year and my Facebook author page and Twitter have also noticeably been much quieter, too.

My new resolution for 2013 is to get back into my writing groove. I’ve joined a group called Sub Six with the goal of submitting at least six manuscripts this year (I’ll be polishing some of my 12 x 12 manuscripts from 2012 as well as a few from 2011 that I’ve been polishing over the year). I’ve dusted off my Publisher Checklist, I know which manuscript I want to submit first and which publishers I think will be the best fit. I’m working on a cover letter at the moment.

I’ve also been hit with inspiration for a novel. Since it is a brand new novel, I’ve decided to share my novel writing process as I write, from plotting through to editing, with helpful hints I’ve learned along the way. My first post in the series will be on writing character profiles and should be up within the next few days.

What are your writing resolutions for 2013?

15 thoughts on “New Writing Resolutions”

  1. I like your goals. My writing goals include 12×12 and PiBo. Besides that, I plan to teach my dog to fetch a ball once and for all. It’s like I’m teaching her to launch the space shuttle for crying out loud!

    Happy 2013. Good luck!


    1. Happy 2013, Genevieve! Good luck with 12 x 12 and PiBo this year. And good luck teaching your dog to fetch a ball!


  2. Good luck with your goals, Jo. You have talent…that’s for sure! I just love your entry for Susanna’s contest soooo much that I have read it again and again!
    And a novel…that’s wonderful!


    1. Thanks, Penny, that’s lovely of you to say. I very much liked your entry, too. Congratulations on doing so well in the contest, it was well deserved!


  3. My writing resolutions are to finish my book of fairy tales, finally get an eBook together, and put the finishing touches on my novel for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. I’m looking forward to reading about your novel writing process!


    1. Good luck with all your goals! I hope all goes well with the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. It’s been a few years since I’ve had anything ready enough to enter.


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