Writing Resolutions 2021

Hello Readers! I’m not much of a resolution-type of person BUT I do like having goals and a focused direction so I am going to share my writing resolutions for 2021. Even though there were a lot of other challenges in 2020, writing wise, the year was actually pretty good to me; here are the highlights:

  • -my focus for the year was revision of my existing manuscripts and I did a LOT of revision
  • -completed 4 new drafts
  • -submitted 16 manuscripts to Rate Your Story (some of these were revisions)
  • -joined two new critique groups and am loving the added support that comes from having critique partners
  • -sent out 21 submissions to agents in the fall
  • -received one request for more work which resulted in a pass
  • -attended SCBWI LA Summer Spectacular 2020
  • So for this year my plans are as follows:
  • -revise 1-2 manuscripts each month
  • -write one poem a week: see my poem-a-week challenge
  • -take advantage of as many SCBWI online workshops as possible
  • -do weekly blog interviews with picture book authors and illustrators for my Kid Lit Love – Kid Lit Village series
  • -meet with critique group every 2 weeks
  • -exchange online critiques once a month
  • -complete Tara Lazar’s Storystorm challenge
  • -take a Highlights course while they are offering online opportunities
  • -continue to submit polished manuscripts to agents

Here’s to 2021! I hope you’ll stop by over the year and read some of my posts. Or sign up for my newsletter for updates. Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year to you also. 🙂

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    1. cynthiahm says:

      Thank you, Kathy!

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