I didn’t complete last year’s resolution.
I almost did. I was trying to get twenty rejections for submitted stories. I ended up getting eighteen. As I didn’t reach my goal I’ll have to settle for the consolation prize:
I sent out more stories than I’ve ever sent out before.
I completed more stories than I’ve ever completed before.
I wrote and published loads of very short stories in 101words.
I was paid actual money for a story
I was asked to contribute a story to an anthology
In short, in 2017 I became more of a writer. I did things I hadn’t done and hadn’t dared to do. And a lot of that was because of my resolution. So, I’m going to try it again with a twist:
1) I will complete editing a novel to a standard where I would be happy sending it to a publisher, complete with summary, pitch, and other information
2) I will complete four short stories to the standard where I would be happy sending them to magazines
3) I will receive twenty rejections from agents, editors and publishers.
2017 was good for me as a writer. 2018 can be better.