29 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions (writing-related and otherwise)

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    Wow–I am tired just reading your list. I’m trying for two years to get one short story collection put topgether and I see all you do–how? Do you ever sleep? Five books? I’m worrking all night trying to sell one!! You are an amazing woman, Morgen Bailey and I salute you! May the new year be good to us both and all those we love. 50 e-mail? I have 200 each day–all promo related.

    All my best,

    Micki

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    • morgenbailey says:

      Thank you, Micki. 🙂

      I do sleep but not enough – I should add that, shouldn’t I?

      Creating / editing / uploading a book is the easy bit – the marketing is the toughie. I have a variety (two lad lit, a mystery and two crime) to go up so I’m hoping that with the chick lit that’s already online I have enough variety to appeal to most people.

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    • morgenbailey says:

      I’m the same, Lynne. I’ve written six (one available, three others complete but all five need editing) but the writing, for me certainly, is the easy bit. 🙂 I’ve done five NaNoWriMos and so have what I have because I’ve HAD to write 50,000 words in a month. It’s incredible what we can do if we have to do it. There is a NaNoEdMo every March so maybe I should add that to my calendar, although I hope to have got out two more novels by then. 🙂

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  2. avcarden says:

    I so admire your discipline and work ethic Morgen and I’m sure you will fulfil your resolutions! I’d like to thank you for all the work you put into your blog, I’ve so enjoyed reading them. I haven’t made resolutions as such except maybe to try to fit in more writing and to practice, practice, practice! Happy new year to you. I hope it’s a happy and fruitful one for you. All the best!

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  3. Ian Miller says:

    I have been forced to make one and one only New Year’s resolution: stop making resolutions! What I find is that as the weeks pass, I am back to where I was before. Added to which, I seem to find myself being busy enough as it is, without adding extra to it!

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    • morgenbailey says:

      I am, usually, Ian but because I make the resolutions in my head. I find if I have a jobs list written down then I take great pleasure in ticking off achievements. We can all do something if we put our minds to it (I’ve written five 50,000+ books thanks to NaNoWriMo for example) and sharing something with the world makes it stick in my brain better… well, that’s the plan. It is only day 1. 🙂

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    • morgenbailey says:

      🙂 It’s having done NaNoWriMo every year for the past five years – it’s what gets me writing chunks because I HAVE to do it but as we all know, the writing is the easy part…

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  4. Edith says:

    That’s a very impressive list of goals to aim for. Mine are much more modest I’m afraid! I’m especially intrigued about your inbox…….mine is dreadful…if I let it go for half a day there’s at least 2 pages of e-mails in…think I belong to far too many newsletters, blogs and lists….but i love them all!!!! what to do, what to do…..she whines!

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    • morgenbailey says:

      We need information, don’t we? It’s not too bad if they’re quick read / deletes but when they hover in the Inbox because they need more attention then we start to resent the time…

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  5. patgarcia says:

    Happy New Year, Morgen! May you have a great year and achieve all those items you have put on your list. I’m also looking forward to NaNo this year as well as completing my projects I have listed on my short list.
    Ciao,
    Patricia

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  6. Sophie E Tallis says:

    A great set of goals for the year.

    …ummm I need to try and keep my inbox below 500!! It’s such a mess it looks like squirrels have been nesting in my inbox!

    Congratulations and good luck in all your endeavours, I’m sure you’ll succeed in all 😀 xx

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