Writing in the New Year

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Because today is the last day of 2014, I thought I would post a few of my writing plans for the upcoming year.  The old year saw many rejections, setbacks, and frustrations. That is part of being an author, so I’m not going to let it get me down. I also met a lot of great new people and made some significant progress in my writing journey.

Keep Pushing

I have several stories now that I have sent to agents. They have been rejected many times, but I have also gotten some helpful feedback. My goal for 2015 is to keep pushing these stories until I find the one person to say yes.

Keep Editing

Right now I have three stories that I am revising. There are two for adults and one for kids.  My goal is to polish these until they shine and submit them as well. It can be a tedious process, but it is also rewarding to see a polished story emerge from the chunky first draft.

Write Two More Stories

The best way to deal with the constant rejection of being a writer is to work on something new. The fresh ideas keep your focus on the future not on the rejections. This year I hope to write a story about an Irish dance instructor named Colleen. Stay tuned for details. I also want to write a sci-fi story. I have never written a sci-fi story before, but I have this idea that won’t go away. We’ll see what happens.

Those are some of my goals for the new year. I would like to thank all of you who read and follow this blog for making 2014 so great. Your support and encouragement mean more than you will ever know. Have a happy new year.

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One Response to Writing in the New Year

  1. Ling says:

    Great plans! Best wishes in 2015!

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