10 WRITER’S (CLASHING) RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017
- Start writing by 8:00 in the morning. Every day. This doesn’t include grocery lists, To Do lists, or Facebook posts.
- Don’t turn to chocolate every time I see other writers’ happy tweets and status updates about awards and publishing contracts (every second time is enough).
- Learn a new word every day; don’t use a big word when a simple one will do.
- Write at least 1,000 words a day.
- Remove, through editing, at least 500 words a day.
- Get out of my chair every hour to stretch my back and legs.
- Make sure there are ice packs in the freezer, for my aching back after slouching in my chair for hours at a time.
- Drink less coffee. Drink less coffee after five o’clock in the afternoon.
- Write in a coffee shop to be around people but don’t get distracted by conversations and food.
- Be grateful for the chance to do what I love, to see the world through my characters’ eyes, though writing fiction comes without regular hours, paychecks, or benefits.
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