Resolutions or Bucket List?

This is the time of year, the very beginning, when all things feel possible. When time stretches out in a seemingly endless path, along which we can walk at our leisure and accomplish all our dreams.

Do you feel the same? Do you put all your eggs into one basket as I tend to do, and dream of accomplishing 10 people’s worth of deeds, crammed into one year full of doing and not so much being? Do your New Year’s Resolutions end up being Bucket List additions as do so many of mine? Come on, all you closet over-achievers, fess up! What are your Writing Resolutions for the year 2014? Put them down here, then come back at the end of December and let us know how many reached accomplished stage, and how many need to move onto that ever0elongating Bucket List…

Here are mine…

2014 Goals:

  1. Get Proof of Identity, Piece by Piece and Sins of the Past out in both print and e-format, and Tangled Webs in e-format
  2. Get the rest of the Write it Right volumes done so all 12 are available in print and e-format
  3. Get historical suspense novel A Matter of Identity out in print and e-format
  4. Finish and produce the album of spiritual songs I’ve written (Album title: Take My Hand)
  5. Finish the books I’m working on: a young adult fantasy novel, first of a quadrilogy; and the first volume of  the paranormal detective series set  here in Los Osos
  6. Finish the final rewrite of the sci-fi/fantasy novel Stealing Shyon, and get it out in print and e-format
  7. Get my spiritual writings out in print and e-format, the Journey Series: Lord Let Me Walk, A Journey with Jesus Through Lent, and Lord Let Me Learn, A Journey With Jesus Through the Parables, volume 1 (with 5 more to come)
  8. Become a presenter at a writing conference
  9. Travel more to visit friends and see more of California, Oregon and Washington – do more being and not so much doing…
  10. Get back to Buffalo more often to spend time with family and friends on the East Coast…especially my son, Aaron, and his lovely girlfriend, Taleena. (Again, more being rather than doing…)

About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology. Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent). She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class. And follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.