2020 is here and it’s now the second Wednesday of 2020, but the Insecure Writer’s Support Group graciously gave us an extra week to write our posts for the month – and to go around and visit.
This January, I was somewhat amused to discover that all of us in this Science Fiction/Fantasy Writer’s Group, that about 90% of us have the same resolution: to finally finish and publish/submit a novel that we’ve been working on forever. That’s what I’m doing, and it’s rough. Editing is hard. Writing is hard, but editing is even harder. Writing is like the sprint, and editing is the marathon. Anyway, my new year’s resolution is to face that dreaded beast: editing. To do my best to not be sidelined by shiny new things and to focus on the story I really love – and yet hate a little at the same time. Because I’ve been working on it for So Long.
How about what you? Do you have any resolutions this year?
Happy 2020!!! May 2020 be even better than 2019!
10 thoughts on “IWSG: New Year Writer Resolution”
I’m with you – I could first draft forever and ever. Editing is slow and hard! But I’m learning and getting better at it 🙂
Hope 2020 lets you fulfill that goal!
All the best for 2020 and finishing and submitting / publishing that novel. Editing can be a slog. 🙂
I don’t think editing is harder – just different. Good luck with it.
I hope this doesn’t sound too silly, but I promised myself I could keep my commitments. So far so good. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
I’m resolved to write more as well, finish that novel and get it published. I didn’t realise I was such a cliché.
I wish my novels would magically revise themselves, lol.
LOL. If only!
Good luck with the editing, it’ll all be worth it in the end.
I always end up putting off editing and then have to edit a bunch of stories in one fell swoop. Good luck!