I looked back to last year's list and found that although I did not achieve every one, I did reach a few. First and foremost, I resolved to write at least five days a week. With the exception of the time after I had surgery a couple months ago and during my vacation, I made this resolution a priority and I now write nearly every day.
I resolved to branch out to other publishers and to establish a pen name. I did both of these things. I'm thrilled to say that I now have contracts with both Ellora's Cave and Loose Id, two publishers I've always longed to write for.
So what about 2010? I'll share a couple of my goals for the coming year, just between us;-)
1. Write at least 250,000 words this year. (Paltry, compared to my critique partner's more than 370,000 words in '09).
2. Contract at least four short stories or novellas and one full-length manuscript.
3. Keep better track of submissions, word counts and royalties. I put all these together because I am trying to use spreadsheets to keep myself organized, which is what this resolution boils down to.
4. End fewer sentences in prepositions. (I know - I've already done it twice in this post!)
So what about you? Any resolutions or goals you'd like to share? Just between us?