Yesterday, reading Grace Lin’s post on Blue Rose Girls inspired me to reflect on my own accomplishments for 2009. I always think that I could have accomplished more, but I do like the idea of taking time to appreciate what I have done. Here are my writing-related accomplishments for 2009:
1. Finished writing my MG novel “The Ethan Project”, which is now in revision.
2. Made it about halfway through the first draft of another MG novel, which is still untitled.
3. Identified a big roadblock in my writing, namely continuing to revisit and polish what I’ve already written before the draft is completed, and developed some strategies to help avoid it [seems to be working so far!].
4. Began participating in the MiG Writer’s blog, and reading/commenting on more blogs written by others.
5. Wrote several stories for beginning readers, to be published in two new series by my Korean publisher Unibooks.
I’m not sure about resolutions for 2010. Sometimes, I think it’s better to stick to one or two and really work hard to make them happen, rather than to generate a long list and be disappointed when, by the end of the year, I haven’t accomplished many of them.
Three writing-related things I’d like to accomplish in 2010:
1. Finish the untitled MG novel I started in 2009.
2. Plan and begin writing another novel based on one of the great ideas waiting in my notebook.
3. Write more regularly, even if just 500 words a day.
Do you have any writing-related accomplishments or resolutions for 2010?