My commenters say we all want to write and revise more in 2010, so I'm going to make a real effort to inspire and help you in the next couple of weeks. First, I offer a simple trick for making better writing resolutions blognapped from the newbie publishing blog of Joe Konrath, a writer who's wrapped his mind around e-publishing better than anyone else.
As you whisper sweet literary promises to yourself for the new year, keep in mind this awesomely simple advice from Konrath:
Goals should be within your power. In other words, anything that involves a yes or no from another human being isn't a goal, it's a dream.
... "I want to be a bestseller" isn't a goal. "I want to attend three writing conferences this year, polish my novel, and send queries to ten agents by November" is a goal.
This year, let's be realistic and specific about our goals.
In 2010, I am going to produce writing every week and query widely.
Now bloggees, be realistic and specific: Set an achievable writing goal for 2010 and make it public in the comments.