Now I've never really been one for resolutions in my personal life but it occurred to me that a writing related resolution wouldn't be a bad idea.
I had a few ideas but more than anything I think I would like to work on being a bit more, um, levelheaded about things.
See I, like many of you I'm sure, have this bad tendency to fret and worry, often about the same things over and over. Bad first draft? It doesn't seem to matter that I know first drafts are always bad. I still torture myself over it. Rewriting hit a snag? It's like I forget that at some point rewriting always hits a snag and you just have to just stay in the ring and keep punching and eventually it'll get better. Somehow I hit these problems and it's always like it's the first time. It would be quite funny if it wasn't so personally stressful.
So that's my resolution, basically, remember everything I've learned about the process and don't beat myself up so much.
How about you all? What's your New Year's writing resolution?
The Eleventh Plague
Coming from Scholastic, Fall 2011