What Are Your Writing Resolutions?

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Writing

After all this talk about making resolutions stick and reaching your goals, I thought it might be fun to find out what everyone’s goals are for 2012.  For me my writing resolutions are pretty simple:

Keep working to make DIY MFA awesome.

I want to keep adding cool new features to this project and offering innovative new products and services.  I have tons of ideas for the new year and can’t wait to share them all with you when the time comes!

Go back to writing fiction.

Once upon a time, before DIY MFA took over all my writing, I used to write middle grade and teen fiction.  While DIY MFA will continue to be my focus, this year I would like to spend a little time going back to my fiction, even if it’s just for fun.

Have a baby!

Yep, that’s right.  In a few short weeks, my life is going to be turned upside-down by a new little person.  The little guy is due to arrive sometime in mid-late January so right now I’m working hard to get DIY MFA in order before that happens.  Don’t worry – DIY MFA will still continue, I may just have to slow down for a few weeks while I adjust to mom-hood.  I’m very excited but also a tiny bit terrified about this big new adjustment.  If any of you are parents, I’m sure you know exactly what I mean.

What does this mean for DIY MFA?  My hope is to have posts and tweets scheduled so that most people won’t even notice I’ve been away, but for you loyal readers who know better, I would like to enlist your help.  I’m scheduling my posts and tweets ahead of time and I would be enormously grateful for any retweets or mentions you guys could lend during the time that I’m in the midst of baby-mayhem.  Any social media support you can give in the month of January (especially between Jan. 16 and Jan. 30) would be unbelievably awesome!

Thank you all for your continued support of DIY MFA.  I feel so lucky to have such wonderful and talented writers surrounding me and my wish for you is that your 2012 is as exciting and filled with joy as I know mine will be.

Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year, Gabi! And all the best for welcoming your little baby into the world.

  • Gabi, it’s like you have had multiple births this year~ the birth of this amazing project and now the anticipated arrival of your baby! Wishing you a smooth delivery, lots of rest time and another amazing year. Blessings to you in 2012!

  • Gabriela

    Thank you Kerryn and Kathy! 2011 has been a wild ride and it looks like 2012 will be even more exciting. Wishing you both wonderful writing adventures in 2012!

  • Marilee

    Thank you for this! Your posts are helping me set realistic, concrete writing goals for this year.

    And, as the mom of three little people, good luck on your soon-to-be new arrival. Enjoy it, relax and set small goals. The best advice I can give it to go easy on yourself.

    I wish you a smooth delivery and a healthy little man and as much rest as you can get:)

    • Gabriela

      Marilee–I’m so happy to hear that you’re finding DIY MFA helpful! My hope is that in the new year I can provide even more exciting and helpful tools for writers.

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am doing my best to take things one day at a time and I can’t wait for the little guy to show up because I’m dying to meet him! Hope you have a wonderful start to the new year!

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