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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