Vote NO on the big “R”esolutions!

30 Dec

Okay, so in the writing world the big “R” (or little one) is representative of ‘rejection’. As in, you get that dreaded agent e-mail that kindly says, “I’m sorry, this story wasn’t quiet what I expected.” Or “I like the premise, I’m just not sure how to sell this manuscript in this particular market.”  Just about every writer has seen one or two of these in their lifetime.This however, is NOT the big “R” I’m speaking about.

I’m talking RESOLUTIONS, like billions of other people are. (You know, being as it’s that time of year).

I had resolutions last year that didn’t go much further than the day I posted them. So this year, The BIG “R” is going to be the BIG “G” instead. Yep, you read right. I’m thinking of starting a petition, because like those rejection letters, that in some way let us no we’re not quiet there, the New Years resolutions seem just like that. Like once a year we post a list of what’s wrong with us. What we just haven’t managed to get right. And then 2 weeks down the road when we drop the ball it’s like getting a rejection all over again.

So yeah, this year, I’m getting goals, not breaking resolutions.

My goals for 2011 are:

Use two methods in which to get organized and on top of things: (Calendar and a timer)

Develop my craft: whether through reading, writing, or information provided on-line.

Support others in “getting there”.

Give back.

Sleep more.


And that about does it for the goals, which are realistic for the first time in years. I think this NON-resolution stuff may work out yet.

Have you got goals?

Also, don’t forget to VOTE!


5 Responses to “Vote NO on the big “R”esolutions!”

  1. Joey December 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I like the idea of goals instead of resolutions. Goals always seem more attainable. Like we put less emphasis on the what’s wrong and look more to the “what I’d like to accomplish” side of things. Like your goals btw.

    • tracikenworth December 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

      I think goals are an excellent idea. So much better, like you said than making empty declarations of changing what’s “wrong” with yourself. Goals give us things to work toward, not something to avoid. Especially if you keep them simple. Mine are: to continue to work toward agent and publication, keep organized and my desk clutter-free(yeah, big wish there. lol.), and to try and not be discouraged by this writing business. Yes, I want to try and be a better person and all that, too, but instead of beating myself up when I make a mistake, I need to accept them and move on. Forgiveness is a powerful force for ourselves as well.

      • rachelmariepratt December 31, 2010 at 3:22 am #

        Very true Traci, and well said. You have a great list of goals as well. Look forward to seeing you check them off the list as the year progresses.

        Have a fantastic New Year!

    • rachelmariepratt December 31, 2010 at 3:23 am #

      Thanks Joey, for coming by and for commenting. Have a wonderful New Year!

  2. susiekline January 3, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Goals are wonderful things. I just wish I knew what goals to make! I feel like I am floudering so far this year! lol

    Great post!

    xo Susie

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