My Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions for My Writing

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New Year, new diary, new calendar… I’ve chosen my top 3 New Year’s resolutions for my writing this year.

Why only three?

Three’s about all I can keep track of — if I create too many, I’ll just get confused.

So here they are:

1. I Will Keep a Master to Do List

I use Things (Mac) as my primary calendar application. I also use iCal (Mac) for appointments; I print my iCal calendar each day.

With TWO calendar applications, AND a paper hard-cover calendar book (for my daily word count and notes on current projects), you’d think nothing would fall through the cracks, right?

Alas, not so.

At least once a week a client or student or someone else reminds me of something I’ve forgotten.

This is not good. I will do better in 2012; I’ll keep a Master To Do list. I haven’t decided where, although I’ll probably use SimpleNote, since I’ve always got Notational Velocity open — then I’ll have it on all my devices.

2. I Will Work on My Novel Every Day

Yes. Enough said. I’ve been slacking off on this. The only way to do it is to do it.

3. I Will Spend Time Journaling at the Start and End of Each Writing Day

Vital. Journaling is my way of working things out on paper. I journal at the beginning of my writing day, rarely missing a day. Journaling at the end of the day will give me a head start on tomorrow.

So, what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions for freelance writing?

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.

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Angela Booth is a copywriter, author published by major publishers, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills at her online store. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her novels and business books have been widely published.