Writing is hard work, but only if you dedicate yourself to it. This is why we think it is important to set goals for yourself regularly. Each new year brings new opportunity, a fresh start, and a chance to forget those goals you didn’t accomplish in 2015, and celebrate the ones you did. Our Write Side team is no different. We all have our own goals for the new year, and today we share them with you, so you can hold us accountable throughout the year. You can be OUR support system, just as we strive to be yours. We hope that you will share your goals, dreams, and New Year resolutions with us in the comment section at the end of this post.
Nancy Miller, the contributing writer who shares Nancy’s Notes on Mondays:
- Complete and start submissions for Shark Bait.
- Edit Daffodil and probably self publish.
- Start my Alice Gentry series.
- Finish up some smaller project.
- STAY ON TASK!
Tara, our resident word guru, shares her top three resolutions for 2016:
- Keep building on my list of possible topics for AWWW and keep two weeks ahead of writing columns.
- Dedicate at least one day a week for photo hikes to build up folios for OWS-The Darkroom and for my personal blog.
- Read more just for pleasure.
Our social media and marketing manager, Wendy Strain, says:
This coming year I’m working toward a more balanced schedule, increased travel and exploration, and greater involvement with my communities (online and real-world).
The Professor, Eric Keizer, has a few resolutions also:
- I resolve to talk less and listen more.
- Get at least one of my books completed this year, and
- be more cognizant of deadlines.
As for AL Mabry, she says:
For 2016 I resolve to find more organization in my writing habits. I have a lot on my plate. I’m not willing to sacrifice any writing at this point, but I realize I may need to cut back in other areas. I am cursed with always wanting to do everything. And to do it all impressively. In reality, I end up doing a few good things, but mostly mediocre. I resolve to rise above mediocre. (Even if it is only in my own head.)
And Stephanie Ayers only has this to share:
For 2016, I want to see Our Write Side grow, become a dependable place for writers to meet new fans, make new friends, and help sustain the community created for them. I resolve to do the best I can to bring lucrative information, great writing tips, to promote other authors and help them gain the attention they deserve. As for me, I set a goal to finish at least one epic work this year and present it to the world. I think that will keep me pretty busy.
As for Our Write Side, we have many resources to help you conquer your writing resolutions. Join our forum and become active in our community. Participate in one of the four writing prompts we offer weekly. Share our posts, leave comments, and like our stuff. Join our critique and beta reading group. Sign up to join 20 others as our exclusive beta readers and book blog tour participants. Submit your work for publication here, or write a guest post for one of our columns. Utilize our resources to gain exposure for your work. The options are many. See you here through all of 2016 and beyond.
From all of us here at Our Write Side to all of you, we bid you