Anti-Resolution Revolution


Writing / Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Tired of making the same ol’ New Years Resolutions only to give them up a few months into the new year? Then join me on the Anti-Resolution Revolution Movement! 

Children’s book author, Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year’s resolutions are traditionally made come from a place of negativity (I totally agree!) – what DIDN’T get done or achieved in the previous year. (Like those 20 pounds I was going to lose!) Instead she suggests that we set goals for the New Year that BUILD on our achievements from the previous one. I decided to participate in this years Anti-Resolution Revolution! 

Here is my list of SUCCESSES from 2019:

1.) Finished my Institute for Children’s Literature Course. 

2.) Participated in Susanna Hill’s Annual Writing Contests. 

3.) Attended my first SCBWI Conference. (Can’t wait for this years!)

4.) Applied for Writing With The Stars Mentorship. (Received some amazing feedback from fellow Iowa author Jill Esbaum!)

5.) Applied for #PBChat Mentorship

6.) Submitted to the Texas Abilene Writers Guild Contest. 

7.) Wrote 13 new manuscripts! (One of which received agent interest!) 

8.) Attended our monthly SCBWI meetings and had a great time with my friends. 

9.) Applied for a 12×12 Scholarship. 

10.) Submitted to agents/editors 20+ times. 

AND I DID ALL OF THIS WHILE WORKING FULL TIME AND RAISING TWO CHILDREN!

So now I challenge you to join me in this Anti-Resolution Revolution Movement and make your own list of SUCCESSES! (They obviously don’t have to focus on writing like mine – I made this list to show that I shouldn’t beat myself up for not writing 24/7. I still accomplished a lot this year!) 

And if you feel up to it, I would love to hear some of your successes – so leave me a comment below!

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