1. I WILL SET ASIDE A BLOCK OF TIME FOR MY WRITING CRAFT EVERY DAY. [CROCK POT MEALS WILL GIVE ME THAT TIME]
2. I WILL LEARN TO SAY NO TO THOSE WHO WOULD DISTRACT ME FROM MY WRITING TIME. FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS STOP WRITING.
3. I WILL USE TO MY ADVANTAGE ALL THE FREE HELP ON THE INTERNET THAT INCLUDES PUBLISHER UPDATES AND ARTICLES FROM MANY SOURCES
4. I WILL CHECK MY MANUSCRIPTS FOR OVER-USED WORDS AND FIND BETTER SUBSTITUTES. I WILL NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH MY WORDS BUT CUT TO THE TRUE MEANING.
5. I WILL OMIT CLICHÉ’S AND SUBSTITUTE ORIGINAL SIMILES AND METAPHORS APPROPRIATE TO THE SUBJECT.
6. I WILL DO AT LEAST ONE POSITIVE THING FOR MY WRITING CAREER EACH DAY. THE LIBRARY IS A GOOD PLACE TO START.
7. I WILL BEGIN OR ADD TO MY WRITER’S NOTEBOOK EVERY DAY [A CHARACTER SKETCH, A REMEMBERED SETTING, AN IMAGINED SETTING, OR A POTENTIAL IDEA TO DEVELOP AS ALL THINGS ARE FODDER FOR STORIES EVENTUALLY.]
8. I WILL RESEARCH MARKETS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK AS INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS CHANGE RAPIDLY.
9. I WILL NOT LET REJECTED MANUSCRIPTS LINGER IN THE DESK DRAWER. NO MANUSCRIPT HAS EVER SOLD THERE. I WILL TAKE REJECTION AS A CHALLENGE TO WRITE BETTER.
10. I WILL STOP THINKING OF MYSELF AS A [HOUSEWIFE, SECRETARY, DRAFTSMAN, REPAIRMAN, ETC.] WHO WRITES. I WILL THINK OF MYSELF AS A WRITER WHO HAPPENS TO DO OTHER THINGS.

ADD TO THE LIST AND HAVE YOURSELF A GREAT 2016 FILLED WITH SUCCESS AND SATISFACTION.

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