Do something writerly every day. Write new words, rewrite old words, edit, tinker, synopsise, plan, plot, outline, query, collage, give my characters the 3rd degree – as long as it’s writing related.
Okay, so I’m going to commit myself to making a mess once a week and creating a collage poem. Not committing to cleaning up the mess.
Blog at least weekly here at Write on Track, and on Sundays at We Love YA and one day each week at the Romance Writers of Australia blog.
Beyond Happily Ever After to be edited, polished and submitted to agents until Cindy finds a home.
Diary of the Future to be edited, polished and submitted until it finds a home (agents and publishers)
Making the Cut to be submitted to publishers.
Collage Poetry Anthology with Jen Gordon to be produced by end of November.
And another of my current zero drafts (yet to be determined) to be hacked and slashed and rewritten.
50ks in 30 days in June is penciled in, but I’m not firmly committed at this point to write another 50ks of a new project – let’s see how the first five months pan out first.
Nanowrimo – again a tentative maybe I will and maybe I won’t.
I know I can write, and I know I can write fast. I don’t necessarily need the 50ks and Nano challenge to prove that to myself anymore. But I do spend time focusing on editing and rewriting and producing the best manuscripts I can.
I would like to finish the 12 Step Fairy Program at some point.
I’m very fond of Felicity, my fairy-dust snorting grandmother. Maybe I can fit it in this year.
To get myself in the right frame of mind for 2010, I’m beginning the year with another Margie Lawson course: Defeating your Self-Defeating Behaviour. Yes, I have a few dragons to slay and I learned a lot from the last Margie course that I did. I’m enrolled. Bring it on – January 4th.
I will attend another Writers Retreat with the Nambucca Valley Writers Group in May. This year we are going to a different venue, and trying a different approach. Instead of presenting workshops to each other, we will be each working on whatever creative project takes our fancy at the time.
I will attend Byron Bay Writers Festival again. (yes, it’s a ritual).
And this year, I will attend the Romance Writers of Australia conference in Sydney. That will mean I can catch up with all my writer friends, my Sydney family and a few Sydney friends.
My writing mantra for 2009 WRITE EDIT SUBMIT has been rewritten for the new decade as I’ve done enough new writing just for the moment.
So 2010 will be the year that I REWRITE EDIT SUBMIT. Ad Infinitum.
As promised, here are the sunrise photos from January 1, 2000.
What are you writing goals for 2010?