Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Resolutions - Part Deaux

Sunday, January 9

Today, more of my resolutions and some fine tuning of a couple that I have made. It’s my understanding that the more detailed and precise I make my goals, the better chance I have of accomplishing them.

With that being said, Resolution Seven needs to be fine-tuned. My deadline to come up with six ideas for articles will be January 15. I hope to come up with all 12 ideas of articles before the end of January. Coming up with ideas is not the hardest part. The hardest part is placing butt in chair and fingers on keyboard.

Now, here are a few more of my writer’s goals that I did not include in my last post. To that end, Resolution Nine: to participate fully in “The Weekend Novelist” project. I belong to a loop on the Internet where the members will spend 2011 writing a book on weekends.

Resolution 10: To participate in Script Frenzy in April. This will be my first foray into writing script. My goal for this is to prepare three 30-minute audio plays as well as building a movie script. One of the first things I need to do is study the format of scripts. I know the format for audio plays are different from movie scripts.

Along that line, I plan to participate in JulNoWriMo (Resolution 11) and NaNoWriMo (Resolution 12). This will be my first year participating in JulNoWriMo. As for NaNoWriMo, this will be my ninth year.

Resolution 13: To organize and begin writing on my short story series. I have this short story series that has been calling for me to work on. This is a project for the latter part of the year. I want to finish my first book before I dedicate time to this one.

Resolution 14: To go through my 2003 and 2004 NaNoWriMo projects. These two projects are almost written. What I need to do is build an outline using what I have written and arrange the scenes. I plan to separate and label each scene in order to build an outline. Out of both projects, I believe I have three novels or two novels and a novella.

My final writing resolution, Resolution 15: To keep up with my duties to North Louisiana StoryTellers and Authors of Romance. My main goals as secretary are to make sure I complete the minutes the Sunday after the meeting and to rework the groups Policies and Procedures. As newsletter editor, I shall send the newsletter out at least one week prior to the monthly meeting. And, as loop moderator, come up with rules for the Nola Stars social loop.

Now, I have other resolutions that I plan to carry out this year. I may opine on them in a later post. Now, it is time to go through my resolutions and see if I can build more specifics and deadlines.

To do this, I have gotten a wall calendar where I note my deadlines. Since it shows a month at a time, I can see what is coming up at a glance. This sounds like a good subject for me to blog about as well.

I hope your year is starting of to a good start. Mine is.

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