Resolutions of a writer

As the end of the year draws near, it is time to take stock and to think about what lies ahead. We remember the year that is passing – its joys, sadness, successes and failures – and wonder what the new year will bring. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, when we open the back door to let out the old year and the front door to let in the new, hopefully, we let out any regrets, bitterness or disappointment and welcome in positive thoughts, forgiveness and love. It is up to us to decide what to take into the future and what to leave behind in the past. The past is gone and cannot be undone. We can only move forward. The new year provides fresh opportunities. Our lives are wiped clean to begin again.

I have been thinking about my resolutions as a writer for next year. I may not have achieved all my writing goals this year but it is time to start anew. I will forgive myself and carry on.


Here are my resolutions:


Write every day


Take my notebook everywhere and write in it


Get on with writing the novel


Write first and edit later


Just write!



Do you like to take stock at the end of the year? Have you any writing resolutions?

11 thoughts on “Resolutions of a writer

  1. I tend to make resolutions through the year as I’m more likely to follow through with them. I hopeless with new year resolutions.
    I wish you every success with your resolutions ❤ I aim to always have a notebook or sketchbook with me at all times too. They make for very interesting reading down the years 🙂

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  2. ‘The past is gone and cannot be undone’. Yes it’s therapeutic to leave any failures/regrets behind and to move forward. Writing resolutions? No, I won’t stick to them. I’ve already convinced myself that my present WIP is a long-term project, so my procrastination has already been planned 🙂 Happy New Year and I hope you make good progress with your novel.

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  3. You have a wonderful attitude. “I will forgive myself and carry on.” I like that! My writing resolutions are much the same as yours, i.e. just to get on with it! Last week, I was going through writing exercises I’ve written over the years and I was astounded at how good many of them are (blush) so, even if I am stuck with my major project, I am going to carry on with the exercises. I do want to get on with my novel though … it’s just getting over this glitch. All the best to you with your writing.

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