Aught-thirteen has arrived, with all the hope and promise of a New Year’s blank slate. How will you chalk up success in the next twelve months?
What are your goals for 2013?
Do you want to …
- increase your freelance writing income?
- complete your first novel?
- “break through” and get published?
- grow your audience?
- sell more books?
- make more money in general?
Every time the calendar turns over its new leaf, most of us take some time to reflect on our setbacks and successes from the past year, hoping to gain some insight and inspiration to improve our outlook for the new year.
After you’re finished writing down the resolutions you probably won’t keep (“lose weight, save for retirement, clean up the garage…”), take ten minutes to run through this outstanding checklist compiled by author Peg Brantley at Crime Fiction Collective.
14 Tips for a happier New Year in your writing career
by Peg Brantley
Now that we can be fairly certain the world isn’t coming to an end any time soon, we need to get some work done. Decisive Intent are my “creative” words for Strategic Planning, which sounds blah and reminds me of my former life.
It’s important to think ahead, and to do that we have to understand where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to be in a year. This list is focused strictly on writing. Whether you’re indie published, traditionally published, both, or wanting to be published, I think you’ll find some value in exercising Decisive Intent for your career. …
click here to read Peg’s list — a smart round-up of tips to make 2013 work better for you.
Crime fiction writer Peg Brantley is the author of Red Tide (April 2012) and The Missings (November 2012). [full disclosure: those are affiliate links]
A Colorado native, Peg is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Sisters In Crime. She and her husband make their home southeast of Denver.
»photo credit: .v1ctor.
What are your hopes and dreams for the New Year? Have you ever made and kept an honest-to-goodness New Year’s Resolution?