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    jenwriter17
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    I’m so excited for 2018! 2017 has been a huge year for me learning more about the writing craft. So many things have happened; I’ve joined the Jerry Jenkins Guild, become a member on KP (yay!), followed sooo many blogs, made writer friends, and I finally get all those writer memes and jokes, hehe. Here are my goals/resolutions for 2018:

    1) Keep track of words I write

    2) Fully outline every book before writing. If I don’t, I get writer’s block.

    3) Finish at least the first draft of book 1 of my sci-fi trilogy in time for the Realm Makers conference (there are going to be agents there!!!)

    4) Get a blog/website up

    5) self-published a tiny novella I wrote over the summer

    6) set up a writing space (i found this corner desk at Ikea that i absolutely LOVE!)

    That’s pretty much it for now, I’ll probably think of more later. What are your goals and resolutions for the new year?

     

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    #58565

    Mariposa Aristeo
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    Wow, you have some awesome goals! I hope you will accomplish them all! Most of my goals this year are platform related, but I have a few personal ones too. πŸ™‚

    Here are some of my goals:

    1. Finish the final draft of the first and second book of my time travel trilogy.

    2. Finish the third book in the trilogy.

    3. Finish illustrating my trilogy.

    4. Reach 150 followers on my blog and Instagram.

    5. Start an email list.

    6. Start a new book.

    #58571

    Dekreel
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    @jenwriter17Β  Wow, 2017 just slipped by!

    Let’s see…

    1. Read more (my dad says I need to…)
    2. Post, or at least finish, the KPA (It’s THAT long that it’s a New Year’s resolution πŸ˜› )
    3. Find ways to tighten my writing

    … That’s all I can think of πŸ™‚

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (or am I an ENFP…)
    And no, I am not a wolf. I’m NOT!

    #58588

    Aislinn Mollisong
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    Um….kay.

    1. WRITE SOME THINGS. (Thank you, Princess Obvious.)

    2. Make myself a writing routine to help my brain get used to it.

    3. *reluctant* Stop….forumming while I write. This may work, or it will crash and burn and destroy my writing life. Lets do this.

    4. Figure out how to create a Youtube playlist for my inspiration music.

    5. WRITE SOME MORE THINGS

    Other than that, yeah, I’m good.

    Signed, Aislinn of Aethasia.
    *salute*

    #58592

    jenwriter17
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    These are all awesome goals!

    @mariposa I checked out your blog (thx for accepting friend invite btw 😘). your art is BEAUTIFUL! i looked at your ’25 days of Christmas’ pictures. I love the Bonanza and Rifleman pictures the best because i watch that show.

    #58608

    NotAWriter
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    I don’t think I would call it aΒ resolution but recently ive been thinking a lot about learning to write poetry? (Something I know next to nothing about..) I guess I’d like to see how much I can learn about it before 2019 rolls around haha. πŸ™‚

    and I was so confused

    #58619

    Mariposa Aristeo
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    @jenwriter17 You’re muchly welcome and thank you!!! ☺️ I love old tv shows (especially westerns as you probably already guessed πŸ˜‰). I sometimes hide retro actors/actresses in my art. What are some of your favorite old TV shows?

    #58623

    N. C.
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    Oo, let me think about this. *thinks* *swirling “loading” symbol pops up on screen* Okay, I got it…

    • Get more feedback on my writing.
    • Organize. Maybe. It would be nice to be able to find my files once and a while… πŸ˜›
    • Read the writing books I got for Christmas. (Best. Gifts. EVER.)
    • Finish at least the first book in my trilogy. Yes, TRILOGY!!!!!!! I finally decided how many books are going to be in my first series!!!!! *bursts into confetti*
    • *mumbles*Β editΒ the result of NaNoWriMo…Β See if any of it’s worth keeping, because I’m re-writing the plot a little bit.

    Happy New Year, y’all!

    But not without regard for the double negative!

    #58626

    jenwriter17
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    Fun goals! @notawriter poetry sounds like a fun area to discover

    @mariposa my family really likes to watch Bonanza (Hoss is my favorite character), The Rifleman, Big Valley (Jared’s my favorite character), Andy Griffith show, Dick Van Dyke show the best. how ’bout you?

    #58630

    NotAWriter
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    @jenwriter17
    Yeah it seems really daunting but i’m excited to see where that takes me. πŸ™‚

    and I was so confused

    #58633

    jenwriter17
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    @notawriter Book Pipline is going to have a poetry contest soon i think, if you’re interested (bookpipeline.com)

    #58634

    NotAWriter
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    @jenwriter17
    Thanks! Ill check it out but I don’t think i’m ready for something like that yet haha..

    and I was so confused

    #58635

    jenwriter17
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    @notawriter I’m sure you’ll get there though! πŸ‘I hope we get to see some of your poetry here on the KP forum some time πŸ˜‰

    #58641

    NotAWriter
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    @jenwriter17
    I guess we’ll see what happens! πŸ˜€

    and I was so confused

    #58645

    Mariposa Aristeo
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    @jenwriter17 I like all the shows you mentioned (Hoss is my favorite character too), but I also like The Virginian, Father Knows Best, Daniel Boone, Family Affair, Wagon Train, Laramie, and The Donna Reed Show.

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