My 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is here. That means it’s time to remember to write 2012 instead of 2011 at the top of your journal entries. In the old days, that also meant remembering to write 2012 on checks, but no one uses those anymore, right? I mean, that’s just so 2007.

Anyway, the other thing that the new year means is New Year’s Resolutions. I’ll be honest I’ve never been much of a resolution maker or keeper, but I’m going to go ahead and make some this year. So, here are my writing related New Year’s resolutions:

1. Be a better blogger.

It’s only the second week day of 2012 and this is my second blog post. Sure, yesterday’s was only a sentence long, but I’m still way ahead of my usual blogging tendencies. I can’t promise a new blog post every day, but I’m definitely going to try and be a much more active blogger.

2. Be a better social networker.

This sort of goes along with the be a better blogger resolution, but this includes stuff like Twitter and Facebook and the much neglected Google+. I’m really going to try and stay more active in all these arenas.

3. Write more.

This might seem to contradict the first two resolutions because if I’m spending more time blogging and more time social networking, how can I spend more time writing. My theory is there is always extra time to find in the day. I may even try to do a little more outlining, since I think this will lead to more productive writing time.

4. Enjoy my writing life.

Sometimes I complain that my schedule is too busy or that I have deadlines or that I have to spend time doing all that social networking stuff, but this is stupid. I am very lucky to have my first novel published and a second due out in May. So, you know what? I’m going to try and enjoy all of it, even the tedious stuff.

Well, that’s it for me. What resolutions have you made for yourself in 2012?

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  1. You’ve got some great resolutions here. Good luck! I don’t make resolutions at the beginning of a new year because I never keep them. I do much better when I make resolutions as I go through the year.
    Happy 2012!

  2. Thanks, Cynthia. Sounds like your plan might be a bit more practical. I’ll have to see how well I do at sticking with my resolutions.

  3. Ah – the eternal balancing act: writing vs. blogging vs. social networking vs. life… if you figure it out – send me an email with the answer!!! 🙂

    I never used to make goals / resolutions either, but now I try to do ten goals – some easily attainable – others that are dreams. Then usually after a couple of months I forget about them! But towards the end of the year I go ‘ oh yeah – what were my goals?’ and it’s interesting to see what I have and haven’t accomplished.

    Good luck with yours and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

  4. Thanks, Kiki! I know I don’t have it figured out. I doubt I ever will! Like you, I may have forgotten all about my resolutions by March, if not sooner, but I’m going to really try to hold myself to them!

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