My Writer’s Resolutions for this Month or Year

For the writers who are building their names, click on the title-bar of this post to get the comment box.  Tell the world what your resolutions are for this month or year.

Copy what you have written, then paste that into your own blog and to my other blog post at  http://writingcoachteresa.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/my-writers-resolutions-for-this-month-or-year/

Sincerely,

Teresa LeYung Ryan

Writing Career Coach Teresa says: “Reach out, not stress out, when building your writer’s name/platform.”

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18 Responses to “My Writer’s Resolutions for this Month or Year”

  • 5 Resolutions for the month

    1) Push “send” and get my full proposal to the 5 agents that truly seemed excited about it at the SFWC
    2) Blog 3 times a week on personal blog
    3) Blog 1 time a week on Huffington Post. Yahoo!, and NYT
    4) Republish first book and 8-9 page short books already written on Smashwords and make it an e-book on Amazon
    5) Finish primer book and distribute on Smashwords and Amazon
    6) (Can’t stop at 5) revamp website to drive more traffic

  • admin says:

    Dr. Christina,
    Wow! 5 resolutions for this month! You’re on a roll!
    I cheer for you!
    22-Day Coach Teresa

  • Writing Resolutions for 2011:
    1) Keep beating the bushes for an agent/publisher who is as excited about Finding Fullness as I am.
    2) Revise the manuscript until it sparkles.
    3) Complete the Love Your Body Book on my blog, one blog post at a time, 3-4 times a week!
    4) Get the word out and hone my writing by blogging for other sites as well.
    5) Self-publish Finding Fullness if necessary.
    6) Share the Love Your Body message with more people everywhere, through workshops and website.
    7) Collaborate with folks who are doing amazing work around the same issues.

  • admin says:

    Kimber,
    7 writing resolutions for 2011! Brava!
    Have you already pitched your project to these publishers:

    * North Atlantic Books http://www.northatlanticbooks.com/
    * New Harbinger Publications
    * Mayo Clinic Publications
    * Ten Speed Press

    Cheers to Kimber!
    Sincerely,
    Writing Career Coach Teresa

  • Writing resolutions for the rest of 2012:

    1) Continue trying to build a better platform for Moving Forward in Reverse 2) Look into self-publishing and e-books in case we’re unable to secure an agent/publisher with this round of queries
    3) Look into improving the blog my co-author has been toying with: How to get better traffic? What could we write that’s relevant to the book and would also interest the public enough to check it out and come back for more later?
    4) Start a blog that’s all my own – which I guess means finding a subject to write about that’s all my own, too…
    5) Commit to actually writing regularly on this blog
    6) Get some more irons in the fire in terms of projects for potential publication (short stories? novel? movie or tv script? another memoir?)
    7) Find a way to make all this happen while also looking for full-time employment and (hopefully) eventually working full-time so I don’t become a homeless aspiring writer (although I guess this did work for JK Rowling…)
    8) Take up a religion so I can pray for help

  • Mary Weins says:

    Writing resolutions for the rest of April, and May.
    1. Target blog sites for entrepreneurs
    2. Start blogging at least once a week on my blog and other sites I find
    3. Build a list of perspective opportunities to speak about my book
    4. Contact potential organizations in which to speak
    5. Build a list of places to target for book signings
    6. Start contacting book sellers, etc. who may be interested in hosting a book signing.

  • admin says:

    Mary,
    You’re on a roll! Wow!
    Be sure to always sign off as
    Mary Weins, author of Bootstrap Your Way to a Successful Business
    when you’re submitting comments to other people’s blogs.
    I’m cheering for you!
    Sincerely,
    Coach Teresa

  • Pat Aylward says:

    My writing resolutions for this month include finishing Teresa’s book on building my platform and fanbase.
    Get my own blog going.
    Write at least on article for my local writer’s group meeting and blog.
    Explore sites for a retreat based on my theme of helping women discover their own sacred story and direction.
    Set a date for this retreat.

  • admin says:

    Pat Aylward!
    Your platform-statement: “helping women discover their own sacred story and direction” certainly hooked my attention. So happy for you.
    I cheer for you and all courageous women!
    Sincerely,
    Writing Coach Teresa

  • My Writer’s Resolutions for this year:

    After the San Francisco Writer’s Conference of 2015, I’ve decided to take my writing more seriously. It’s my career, after all. And I’m convinced now, after the events of the weekend, that I can actually do this. I’m talented, and enthusiastic, and I have the support that I need. I just have to remember to lean on those around me who want to support me, and keep myself motivated, invested, and on task.

    My first resolution is to finish TWO of the novel projects that I’m working on. I have Three Tiers, a Young Adult Science Fiction Space Opera starring Gi, a young rebel who falls for someone her parents wouldn’t approve of, and she struggles against their oppressive nature. Her marriage is arranged to someone else–who harbors his own secret–and when her father finds out about her love for the lowly mechanic, he will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

    I’m also working on an Adult Fantasy novel I’m calling Under: an grown-up Alice in Wonderland story where a twenty-five year old twin (the ‘bad seed’) witnesses her sister being kidnapped into a strange, foreign world. She rushes to save her twin, and her whole world is turned upside down–literally–with sickness, struggle, despair, hope, and hard journeying to track down her sister and figure out the strange ways of the underground world.

    On top of finishing and polishing these two manuscripts (which have interest from agents at the SFWC2015) I want to continue blogging at least four times a month. I’d like to work on building my platform, putting out quality content for my readers, and spreading awareness of the two short stories that I’ve already published.

    Whew! Think I can handle it? By this time next year I’d love to have signed with an Agent and be working on more new works.

    Fingers crossed for me?
    Missy Kirtley
    Author of the upcoming Three Tiers, and Under
    AND
    The Royals, Volume 1: Eddie
    and The Royals, Volume 2: Lance
    Available on amazon.com!

  • Diana Lynn says:

    My Resolutions: (It was incomplete up above, so her it is again)

    Build a Platform

    Finish my work in progress SCENT OF A HUSBAND – A Contemporary Women’s Novel which shows a woman in transition who’s facing an empty nest. Jenna Hadwick is a middle aged stay at home mom. She is feeling neglected, a secret from her past forces her to re-evaluate her life, then tragedy strikes. Will her secret and the tragedy pull the family apart or closer together?

    Revise my SCENT OF A HUSBAND and continue towards getting it published.

    Submit my children’s picture book WICKY WICKY WOO WOO with a good query letter.

    Diana Lynn

  • admin says:

    Dear Y/A author Missy Kirtley,

    My heart is smiling as I re-read your writer’s resolutions for 2015 – You declared: “I’m talented, and enthusiastic, and I have the support that I need. I just have to remember to lean on those around me who want to support me, and keep myself motivated, invested, and on task.”

    Brava!!!! You have what it takes in this industry to succeed, and you shall, with fun too!

    See you in April!
    Cheers for YOU!
    from Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

    http://lovemadeofheart.com/Coach-Teresa-LeYung-Ryan%27s-Classes-&-Events.html
    new 8-hour class (over 2 sessions)
    Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Mary E. Knippel have new class -
    “For Theme Sake! Edit Your Own Manuscript Before Pitching to Agents or Self-Publishing”
    for writers of novels, memoirs, childrens’ and Y/A, and biographies
    • even if you are in a critique group or preparing to hire a professional editor later
    • save money
    • avoid headaches and rejection

    In this 8-hour class over 2 sessions, learn how to edit your work by examining the answers to these questions:
    • What does my Protagonist really want?
    • Who or What are the Antagonists?
    • How do I connect the top 3 themes in my story from beginning to end?

  • admin says:

    Dear novelist Diana Lynn,

    You are an author/woman who walks with determination. Your protagonist’s transformation will be stunning to read/watch – like Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes. Beautiful!

    See you in April!

    Cheers for YOU!
    from Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

    http://lovemadeofheart.com/Coach-Teresa-LeYung-Ryan%27s-Classes-&-Events.html
    new 8-hour class (over 2 sessions)
    Teresa LeYung-Ryan and Mary E. Knippel have new class -
    “For Theme Sake! Edit Your Own Manuscript Before Pitching to Agents or Self-Publishing”
    for writers of novels, memoirs, childrens’ and Y/A, and biographies
    • even if you are in a critique group or preparing to hire a professional editor later
    • save money
    • avoid headaches and rejection

    In this 8-hour class over 2 sessions, learn how to edit your work by examining the answers to these questions:
    • What does my Protagonist really want?
    • Who or What are the Antagonists?
    • How do I connect the top 3 themes in my story from beginning to end?

  • I’m a writer with Spiritivity (Spirit + Creativity) and my Writing Resolutions for this year are:

    • Build my writer’s platform and fanbase in the next 30 days!
    • Get 1,000 copies of Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking into the hands and hearts of spiritual quilters and other women who love the connections between creativity and spirituality.
    • Send out a monthly newsletter and publish at least 3 blog posts a month.
    • See profits from my writing, presenting, coaching, and joint venturing.
    • Submit to the publisher who requested a proposal as a result of my recent pitch for Called to Be “Me:” Authentic, Creative, and Free.
    • Research agents and publishing houses that serve Christian audiences.
    • Self-publish at least two e-products:
    A Guide to Freedom from Stress, Fears, and Unhealthy Habits and
    Absurd Images and Odd Memories: How Decoding Your Dreams Sparks Spiritual Growth

    Thanks for your encouragement and step-by-step platform builder, Teresa!

    Chris Boersma Smith
    A Catalyst for Bold Breakthroughs

  • admin says:

    Dear Chris,

    Wow! You are THE Chris Boersma Smith, Catalyst for Bold Breakthroughs, who inspire quilters and other women to embrace their own “Spiritivity” (Spirit + Creativity) through your book Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking. http://www.ReapAsYouSew.com

    Cheering for you!
    Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan
    Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days
    http://WritingCoachTeresa.com

  • My writing resolutions begin with having a positive and prosperous experience selling my books at next weekend’s (June 4th-June 5th) Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley. I envision connecting with a vast audience for my writing–both fiction and nonfiction. I imagine harvesting all of the positivity that’s been sowed related to serious writing and reading. I see and feel that positivity being recycled in our growing Motivational Writing Circle.

  • First, I resolve not to give up on my writing. Ever.
    Coming up, I have a book launch, and I resolve to stay positive and enjoy every minute of it and not stress about how many people show up and buy my book (I also resolve to pursue lots of ways to promote the event, which will be for Moonlight Hunting, Book Two of the Cardonian Chronicles, my young adult fantasy series; Thursday, August 25 7-8:30 at the Laurel Book Store in Oakland).
    I resolve to be a voice for other indie authors by giving honest reviews of their books.
    I resolve to post 3-4 days a week on my Facebook page, and also in the FB group my cousin created for me.
    I resolve to begin working on Book Three of the Cardonian Chronicles within the next week.
    I resolve to keep reading and learning from other authors.

  • Joy Hemp says:

    I resolve to not give up on my writing.
    I resolve to return to posting daily on Facebook and twitter.
    I resolve to publish at least three blogs a month
    I resolve to finish Teresa’s workbook on Building your platform
    I resolve to keep reading and learning from other authors.

    Joy Hemp
    A Positive Thought

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