Writing resolutions for 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 08:00AM
Nikko Lee

So I'm a little late the new year's writing resolutions. It's a good time to take stock and make goals for the coming year. Life is always so busy and it's easy to put writing on the back burner with a full time job, long commute and two small children. I've got so many writing projects on the go that I hope to complete or advance by the end of the year. It's going to take a small miracle and no end of determination.


  1. Set aside one hour a week to be out of the house working on writing.
  2. Attend an author talk, writing workshop or conference once a month.
  3. Re-write the sequel for Wolf Creek 2 and submit it.
  4. Publish Safe Word.
  5. Write a nonfiction history of the family farm and Knowlton family.
I've already missed one writing hour due to a sick kid, but I hope to make the time this week. Cynthia Thayer is giving a Novel 101 talk in Belfast this weekend, so I'm getting a jump on #2. Resolution #3 is my main focus for my one hour writing time. I'm not sure that will be enough time to get it in submission shape by the end of the year, but that's the time I've negotiated. I do have a full manuscript request on Safe Word, but if that doesn't pan out I may have to re-write the ending as a romance to open up another market for submissions.
The last resolution has been my research obsession for the last few weeks. I'm at the point where I need to bring the research together into a first draft while I wait on copyright permissions and a variety of contacts to get back to me.
What are your writing goals for 2019?


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