Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lists and Writing Resolutions

Some people are list makers and some people are not. Which are you?

I tend to fall into the non list maker category. But when I do make lists, I usually get things done. When I see that list staring me in the face, I will do at least some of the items on it. It feels good to be able to mark off my accomplishments.

So, my first New Years Resolution is to make lists!

In my earlier post I said I was not going to give up until I got a story published.

Well, I think I need to be more specific with my goals, if I am to succeed.

1. I will send at least one story a month out to publishers. Those publishers aren't going to come to my house and read my stories, that's for sure.

2. I will get paid for my writing. I love to write, but since my husband just retired, I would also love to be able to contribute a little money into our budget.

3. I will submit to WVWriter's annual contest and, hopefully, place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in one of the categories.

4. I will write, write, write until I'm good enough for publication!

I'm going to run off this list in LARGE PRINT and tape it on the wall behind my computer screen. I will stare at it everyday and hopefully be able to put a check mark beside of each one before the year is over.

Have you made any resolutions this year?


  1. I'm a list maker. I make lists for everything I do. I used to think I wanted to make money with my blog but after awhile I realized that it wasn't the money but the enjoyment I was getting writing and having people comment on my writing.
    I do wish you luck with the publishers though.

  2. I LOVE lists. I make one every day. I think it's a psychological thing but I love the feeling of accomplishment when I check items off.

  3. I make lists, too. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
    Keep writing, Janet. I enjoy reading your blog!

  4. Hi Janet,
    Sure, I make a list every year! I was published last year & vow to be published again this year!


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