Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013, and yep, it’s resolution time!
I will be the first to admit that I’m not a big resolution setter. I can say I’m going to lose weight this year, but does it really count if I only lose one pound? In 2012 I decided that I didn’t want to call it a resolution. Instead, I set a goal, something specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-sensitive. It worked out pretty well for me and I plan to do the same this year.
The other thing about resolutions is you’re only accountable to yourself which makes it easy to give up on it a few months (or even days) into the New Year. So why not set a goal that requires you to involve others. (Something like you and your critique partner both agree to write at least 300 words a day or work on edits for at least one solid hour. That way you’re accountable to each other.)
This is going to be a short post, because I’d really like to hear what your ‘goals’ are for 2013 and how you plan on achieving them.
As a quick side note, be sure to look at yesterday's post about queries, the YA Stands Ladies want to help you whip yours in shape. Also, don’t forget today is release day for SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard. I got my copy a few days early and had to force myself to put it down to work on my content edits.
Wishing all of you an amazing and joy filled New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Laura,
    I do have to agree that having someone to help hold you to your goals or resolutions is so helpful! I am hoping to find a critique partner for that very reason.
    I caved and wrote a blog about resolutions too, and the Webster's definitions were far more than I anticipated. I chose one of the definitions that suited me, (and that I could remember!) It was "the act of analyzing a complex notion into simpler ones". (Though there were others that sounded interesting too. ) Feel free to visit and read if you would like to hear more about my re-"solution". jillhaugh.blogspot.com Thanks for the food for thought!