|Pip watches over my writing resolution calendar.|
I'm resolved to fill it with more writing. Even though I've never been a big fan of resolutions.
But I am a big fan of accountability (see The Practice Room), competitive writing (see the Tour De Writing), and the writing momentum of the masses (oh, if every month could be a NaNoWriMonth or WriteOnCon!).
To kick off 2011, we're doing resolutions competitively (kinda), with accountability, and with camaraderie. Jon and I came up with a plan to actually be successful with our resolution--successful even if we fail. Intrigued? We invite you to join us!!
1. Pick a writing resolution. Any writing resolution.
Mine? To write every day. That's it.
2. Pick a charity. Any charity, close to your heart.
Ours? Room to Read. Room to Read builds LIBRARIES and gets BOOKS into the hands of impoverished children. We have a page set up to track our donations, and you are more than welcome to be a part of our Resolution 2011 over there. We'd love you to chose our charity if you don't already have one in mind!
3. Each and every time that you don't meet your resolution, donate to your charity.
Since I'm planning on writing every day :), I'm donating $25 to start, and will finish the year with a donation as well. Each day that I don't write, I pledge $1 to Room to Read.
4. Blog about your resolution and charity, and check out the other writers rocking Resolution 2011:
- Jon Arntson is donating to Room to Read
- Dianne Salerni is donating to Joy2theWorld
- Marisa Hopkins is donating to First Book
- Tina Laurel Lee is donating to St. Stephens
I'll keep updating the list as people post about their wonderful goals and charities. You can join in any time! Please email me at hegkelly at gmail dot com with a link to your post about your Resolution 2011, or with any questions.
And please join me here on Friday for an excellent and exciting Friday Feature update about Terry Lynn Johnson's newly released book, DOGSLED DREAMS. Congrats, Terry!! I will be giving away a PRIZE too!!
Does anyone know where I put my coffee? What are your writing resolutions? How were your holidays? Do you have goals for this first week of January?