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Writing Resolutions 2007

Postby charlesp » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:29 pm

OK, what are everybody's writing resolutions for 2007?

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C Clarke
"Coffee is sufficiently advanced technology" - Merlin Mann
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Postby Mlou » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:25 pm

RESOLUTION
I shall write
one poem
before breakfast.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby charlesp » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:30 pm

For me that would be more a diet resolution than a writing one :D

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Postby LilacWine » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:48 pm

I shall submit more for publication and I shall make a real start on a novel.
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Postby xcheck24 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:50 pm

get a new job *sigh*
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Postby JillStar » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:18 pm

I will have to work on this... I need to work on working on this!!!
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Postby bfsooner » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:48 pm

My 2007 writing resolution...to actually post something I have written for critique (ok...I think I need a beer and some Xanax now).
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Postby Anblick » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:56 pm

Just to write something. period...
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Postby Mlou » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:40 pm

Does a shopping list count as writing?
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Postby Anblick » Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:48 pm

Not to me...
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Postby bfsooner » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:34 pm

I'd be doing well if I could even write a shopping list.
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Postby funkywriter3 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:40 pm

My resolution is to write the next 10 chapters in my novel.
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Postby TinaS1570 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:38 am

My resolution echos Anblick's...to write something, other than my blog posts on myspace, every week.
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:42 pm

I'm going with a two pronged approach.

A) I'm going to aim for 50K words of something... if I do it all in a month like NaNoWriMo great... if it takes all year I'm OK with that too.

B) Aim to write at least 3 days a week... something more than just a Haiku.

The big problem with these goals last year was the job change in the middle of the year which almost totally killed my writing. I'm now getting into the groove of that job and expect a bit better luck with 2007 than I had in the back-half of 2006.

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One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Re: Writing Resolutions 2007

Postby CZ75 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:58 pm

charlesp wrote:OK, what are everybody's writing resolutions for 2007?


Unless I get a sale, I'M NOT WRITING ONE DAMNED THING!!!!! I am going to read a lot. I'm going to work on my '69 Dodge and get it on the road this year. I'm going to take my printer down in the basement with 1 gun, 1 silencer, and 1,000 rounds of sub-sonic parabellum slugs and blow it to one billion fricking pieces of crap.
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Postby charlesp » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:03 pm

While it may not be the usual resolution CZ... it still counts as a resolution in my opinion.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C Clarke
"Coffee is sufficiently advanced technology" - Merlin Mann
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Postby CZ75 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:06 pm

charlesp wrote:While it may not be the usual resolution CZ... it still counts as a resolution in my opinion.


Thank you. I do have other, more traditional, resolutions. Hey, I lost 10 pounds merely by switching to diet soda. I'm now at 149. Also, I promised not to neglect my roses this year. Last year they were a wreck because I was writing.
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Postby Etto » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:16 pm

I'm going to finish my novel by May.

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Postby CZ75 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:18 pm

Etto wrote:I'm going to finish my novel by May.

[/resolution]


How many words do you have and how many do you need? What's the novel about?
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:36 pm

My only "writing" resolution is to send one thing out this year. It doesn't sound like much but when you consider I've got to get something finished and find a market for it it can be overwhelming. Gotta break the ice sometime.
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Postby Etto » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:25 pm

CZ75 --

I have approximately 20,500 words at present, and need anything between 75,000 and 180,000 words by the end. As for what it's about, we'll know when it's finished. XP
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Postby JillStar » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:45 pm

Okay... here it is.

As some of you know (and others don't really know if they want to know) I have three stories I have started since joining WT (actually, I started one before joining). I have another one sitting in my brain that hasn't really hit paper other than a drawing I did. I also have another I wrote some information about and about one chapter.

My problem... at least I think... is that I have too many stories filed away in my brain. I've started some and worked the plot through into outline, etc. but then I get distracted and end up starting something else.

It's an issue I have with myself... start, stop and start again... with something new. It's really not the best way to finish a story.

So I am going to pull the above mentioned stories and/or plotted outlines out of the filing cabinet and go through them one at a time. This shouldn't take long if all goes well. I will decide which one I believe I will have the most fun writing and get the most done this year. After that, I will put the others aside and work on ONLY ONE STORY for 2007.

That being said, I will not deny myself to switch to another story... but only if I am so stuck that I can't go on with the current one. The reason I put this disclaimer in for myself is because if I do get stuck and I've said I won't work on anything else... then I won't work on anything at all.
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Postby Dreamcatcher » Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:14 am

My writing resolutions:

1. Start building my writing folio for application to the Bachelor of Creative Arts degree.
2. Finish October Grey and A Year's Worth Of Yesterdays.
3. Get well and truly cracking on The Trick Is To Keep Breathing (and in turn the Antarktikos Quartet).
4. Write an awesome script for my HSC Drama external assessment.
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Postby Madeline » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 am

I resolve to write a book. I don't know if it's a novel or what, but I shall write one.:D Oddly enough, :? this doesn't seem particularly difficult to achieve, at least, not at the moment. Sure, it will take time, but I've got a whole year, right?:wink:

I also resolve to submit some of my pieces to various contests/magazines and see where it gets me...:D

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Postby Chairman » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:17 am

Try to write something. :cry:
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