Writing Resolutions for 2009
1. I resolve to finish revising two essays and pitch them until published. Those essays are: The Cajun Fiddle and The Baltic Sea.
2. I resolve to teach poetry through community ed. Spring applications are due January 31st.
3. I resolve to read a magazine a week. I'll need to set up a schedule to track that.
4. I resolve to pitch poems at a cumulative rate of one per month.
Writing Resolutions for 2008
1. I resolve to pitch at least one poem a month.
2. I resolve to seek out new writing opportunities, at least once per month.
3. I resolve to attend at least six author readings throughout the year.
4. I resolve to teach a writing class again at the Courage Center.
How I did:
1. Um. I pitched over a dozen poems, but did I do at least *one* a month? I'm not sure.
3. Yes. ahem, some of those readings were my own. But I always have others read, too.
4. No. I didn't teach at the Courage Center, but I did teach a series of workshops locally.
Here are the writing resolutions I had for 2007:
(copied from old journal)
1. I resolve to earn more money per hour, thereby increasing my take-home pay and eventually becoming financially self-sufficient.
2. I resolve to continue to write my Aunt Margaret (in-law) a letter a month.
3. I resolve to initiate a new publishing venue each month. (gasp–I didn't know I was going to write that!)
4. I resolve to send my children love-notes at least once a month.
How I did:
1. Yes. I earned more money this past year through writing than I did in years' prior.
2. Oops. I didn't write that monthly letter.
3. Yes. I pitched to at least one new publishing venue each month.
4. Oops! Stumbled a bit on this goal.