Well, it is that time again… time to define our New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year. With angst and turmoil in our hearts, we write out a list of criteria that we want to become habit within a year’s time frame. Habits that will hopefully make us better and more whole. Sadly, most resolutions die out within the first month of the year. Habits are hard to make, and life can throw us curve balls which makes the habit even harder to keep. Having friends to make you accountable for your resolutions eases the process.
Our resolutions for 2015 year will be with a Sarcastic Muse twist — all about writing. In order to keep to our goals here at The Sarcastic Muse, we want to publicly announce our resolutions so that our readers can help us keep us accountable. And by help, I mean threatening to replace our ice cream store at TSM HQ with broccoli and cauliflower if we lose focus. Two weeks ago, Chris challenged our minds on how to come up with writing resolutions. We used that as inspiration and hope you did as well. If you feel compelled to publicly announce your writing resolutions for 2015, please comment below. Just a note – since you are making your resolutions public on our website, we will keep on at you about your resolutions… but our tactics are much more terrifying.
Without further ado, here are our resolutions for 2015:
1. Survive…oh, what do you mean it has to be about writing? You guys are killing me here…Fine!
1a. Finally find and plug the plot hole that’s preventing the completion of my first two Harlequin novels.
2 (or is it 3?). Write and post one short story/flash fiction story a week.
(oh, I give up!) Q. Browbeat Michelle into editing for me. Cake will be offered. (I don’t care if that one counts. It’s my resolution and I’m sticking to it).
(Chris edit: Owing to Michelle’s hectic workload and travel schedule, she has yet to submit her resolutions. Needless to say, she will be reprimanded severely…down Fifi…Amanda, bring your best nail pliers.)
1. Manage social media better so it doesn’t impinge on writing time.
2. Work back up to 10k-12k a week, accommodating with new tools as necessary.
3. Publish Shoot the Moon and Edge of Dawn in 2015.
1. Find more time in the day to devote to writing.
2. Write 2,000 words a day. It can be towards anything, except business and emails.
3. Finish 1st novel and launch by Summer 2015 & outline the sequel with a Winter 2015 / 2016 launch.
4. Remember to feed Fifi at least once a day.