I’ve made my writing resolutions for 2012. I wanted them to be attainable goals, and by that I mean goals I could actually meet—without needing to rely on (or wait on, or hope on, or plead with) any other person outside myself. I do have dream-worthy things I wish would happen to my writing career next year, but they are just that: dreams. I have no control over if they’ll come true or not. Instead, I want to walk into this new year with actual things I can make an effort to accomplish, change, and pursue. I want to look back and see I moved forward on my own two feet.
Some of my resolutions are very realistic goals.
Some will be very difficult.
One scares me.
Another is going to be really fun.
But here they are anyway—the seven writing resolutions I have for 2012, photographed as evidence!
What? Did you think I’d actually show you the resolutions before they’ve had a chance at coming true? There’s a little magic in keeping things close and giving them a chance to happen. So I’m doing just that.
I have seven unpublished photographs of the resolutions opened up so you can read them. I’ll show you each one and reveal what my resolutions were at the end of 2012. And by then I can tell you if I kept my word to myself…
…I don’t know if I can, but I’ll try!