Today is the last day we’ll be sharing the 2011 literary resolutions from writers. It’s still not too late for you to contribute to the Twitter hashtag. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see some of theirs and your goals come to fruition in the new year. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter. Happy Holidays!
Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin: “My literary new year’s resolution is to write a young-adult novel in a month, using the writing structure suggested by Chris Baty’s No Plot? No Problem. I’ve done this before, to write a novel for adults, but this time I’d like to write a YA novel.”
Picture book author and illustrator Grace Lin: “My literary resolution is the same as it is every year–I haven’t been able to achieve it yet, but maybe 2011 will be the year! My literary resolution is to write something that I am so proud and confident of that the reviews or criticism of it wouldn’t matter. To make a book that is personally ‘review-proof’; to believe what I have done is good and not be affected by anyone’s opinions (good or bad). That and to stop eating while I write, especially high-sugar sweets. That’s a horrible habit I need to break.”
Fish Out of Agua memoir writer Michele Carlo: “To wake up bright-eyed New Year’s Day (NYE hangovers are for amateurs) and finally tackle the ‘Leaning Tower of Books’ pile next to my bed. To support my friends who have books coming out this year and last but not least, to read and tell stories from Fish Out of Agua in as many places throughout the US as will have me…and who knows, maybe soon…there’ll be another ‘Fish’ to fry.”
The History of the Snowman: From Flea Market to Ice Age author Bob Eckstein: “Let my gym membership expire and take up smoking to curb my appetite. (and the finish the TV adaption of my book by next Christmas).”
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