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!