I’m not making the usual resolutions this year. You know—eat right, lose weight, save money, blah, blah, blah. Why should I? I never keep them.
I’m making one big resolution for 2021—to get more serious about writing. I’m going to blog regularly. I will put new books out when I say I will.
I’m going to put more effort into parts of the story that I really don’t want to write. That includes doing more research, because to be honest, I sometimes just leave stuff out rather than learn more on a subject.
I probably shouldn’t admit to that last thing, but I’m guessing some of my readers have figured that out.
It’s not the first time I’ve resolved to get serious about writing. It’s just that this time, I mean it. I plan to treat writing like it’s my main source of income, which I expect it to be at some point in the future.
In 2020, I spent months revising a book that I put online two years ago. I just wasn’t satisfied with it. (Based on a two-star rating I got, readers probably weren’t too impressed either!) If revising a two-year-old book doesn’t show I’m dedicated to being serious about writing, nothing will.
The three books that I have finished are now about as decent as I can make them. So it’s time to move on. Actually, it’s well past time.
I’ve got two very rough drafts sitting around collecting dust. I’m going to finish them up and get them online before the end of 2021.
I do want to lose weight, exercise, save money and do other great things in 2021. Still, I’m not overly committed.
When I sit down to write, I like a huge pile of junk food within reach. That might help with the writing goal, but it puts a huge kink in the plan to eat right and lose weight.