But the promises I make to my parents and loved ones are sacrosanct. I never break them as that would be tantamount to hurting them, breaking their hearts, letting them down and shattering their implicit faith and trust in me.
Last year I chartered two new territories: I started teaching Creative Writing in college and started blogging. Both brought me in touch with wonderful people and enriched my growth as a writer.
This year I have decided to do away with resolutions, which I am anyways unable to keep. So it will be a waste of time even making them. But I have made several promises to myself. I hope I don’t let myself down.
- I will try to read few books every month.
- I will try to read atleast one book in my genre every month.
- I will try to read a few classics every few months.
- I will do some mental workout. Try Flash Fiction and Micro Fiction. It’s a wonderful way to sharpen my writing skills and polish my editing skills.
- I will work on creating unusual characters and pay a lot of attention to creating wonderful settings.
- I will spend few days before starting a new WIP, on brainstorming about it.
- I will work on that query letter and start sending out my manuscripts to publishers.
- I will read atleast two writing Craft Books this year.
- I will critique other writers’ stories, picture book, first few chapters or Query Letters. Last year I critiqued 9. This year I want to do more. As critiquing is a wonderful way of learning and helping someone.
- I will write daily. However busy my schedule is, I am trying to write atleast a page daily.
- I will read a few pages daily.
- I will try to keep in touch with all my loved ones.
- I will try to attend a writing workshop or conference this year.
What are the promises you have made to yourself where writing is concerned? Would you care to share it with us? I am sure we can help you stay on your track by regularly motivating you.