Before the clock strikes midnight, make a list of your writing wishes for the New Year. Will you find an agent? Complete the research for a nonfiction essay? Embark on a national book tour? Free write a list of your aspirations, no matter how big or small.
Next, create a list of resolutions. What can you do to make these wishes a reality? Assign yourself practical goals, such as writing for 15 minutes each day, completing one chapter per week or entering one contest a month. Hang your wishes and resolutions by your desk or a place that you’ll see each day. In the new year, make those wishes come true.