Oh. My. Goodness. We've made it--2011, peeps! It just looks weird typing it. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed. Where are the flying cars?
Besides that, Quita and I are uber-excited. This is the first time in a while that I've truly been optimistic about the New Year. Good things are on the horizon, I can feel it. We have our standard resolutions: eat right, exercise more, yadda yadda yadda. But for today's post, we really wanted to focus on our writing resolutions for 2011. So, without further ado...
Pam's Writing Resolutions
1. To revise the ending of Wants by the end of January and submit it to my super agent.
2. To complete my second contemporary YA manuscript and send to beta readers by March/April.
3. To revise my supernatural YA that I wrote for NaNo and see if it has any kind of potential (it's weird, but I've actually missed the characters. Maybe I do have something there...)
4. To settle on an idea for my third contemporary YA manuscript and outline it by this summer.
5. To try to write at least 500 words each day. If I can't reach that goal, then to NOT go more than three days without writing anything.
6. To continue to support the YA community by reading TONS of books. I'm shooting for at least 2 each month. Work and school will get in the way, but I'm determined to keep up with my reading.
7. To read more adult fiction. Reading Room was a revelation. I've been ignoring too much awesome writing outside YA, and I really miss Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, and Brett Easton Ellis. I would love to read at least six adult titles this year--one every other month.
8. Finally, wishful thinking, to get a BOOK DEAL. I know, I know--this isn't the most important thing, but it's been my dream since I could hold a crayon in my hand to see my name on the spine of my own published book. 11 has always been my favorite number, so maybe 2011 will be my year. :)
Quita's Writing Resolutions:
1. To complete my first contemporary YA manuscript by the end of January/early February.
3. To revise my NaNo supernatural YA manuscript by the end of March/early April--it's so lame, but maybe I can make something happen from it.
4. To complete our shiny YA idea inspired by Inception.
5. To read as much as possible so that I can continue to learn (especially more historical YA--The Book Thief, Fever:1793, and What I Saw and How I Lied, here I come!)
6. Ditto to Pam's adult fiction comment. I'm working on John Grisham's The Confession now.
7. To plot a new contemporary (or historical) YA by early June so that I can write it over the summer.
8. Again, ditto to Pam's comment about writing at least 500 words a day, or just writing SOMETHING each day.
9. Oh...and this might be complete wishful thinking since I don't even have an agent yet, but I wants me a book deal, too :)
Tell us, have you set your writing goals yet??