New Year's Resolutions for your Writing!

Share yours here! There’s nothing like publicly promising to meet certain goals and then madly scrambling at the last possible minute to meet said goals to avoid ridicule and embarrassment!

Oh…and early Happy New Year! :confetti_ball: :baby::dancers:

My writing goals for 2016:

  1. Get CCH Part 2 published no later than December 2016.

  2. Enter a short story contest (probably conventional writing) to keep my non-CCH juices flowing.

  3. Network with authors in my city (meet five new author “real life” friends) and give a presentation on interactive fiction writing at Imaginarium in Oct. 2016.

Share yours, and be as specific as you can be!


I agree, public shame and the sting of ridicule are powerful incentives! Hopefully this doesn’t become a promise I conveniently “forget”.

My writing goals for 2016 are:

  1. To spend at least an hour each day on writing so that I can ultimately…

  2. Have the first draft of the game I’m working on done before the end of 2016.

Goodluck to you and to anyone else who might have resolutions they wish to add!


This is interesting. Ahem, well then my writing goal for 2016 would be:

  1. To at least finally finish my game Drágóneer, I hope.

  2. To participate again for Lordirish Annual CScomp if there will be another one.

  3. Participate and finish the goals again for Nanowrimo.

  4. Convince my fellow VI friends that it is possible to write interactive games using Choicescript. Most are afraid of creating one, but I hope to make an example so that they can also be encouraged to make their own games as well as play more CoH and Hosted games.

That is all that I’m aiming for 2016…


Finish and publish Choice of Rebels Game I. :smile:


Although I’m not writing as much anymore, my resolution is to have Foundation of Nightmares - Volume Three of Demons Among Men published before 2017.


You said you’ve got a harder deadline now than you did before, so let’s hope that helps.

Yes indeed. Did you publish any more of the WIP demo? Been a long time since I checked on it. That is certainly a game that is going to suck some money out of my wallet as soon as you set it free!

My resolution is to have at least the two first parts of my game finished before summer. And not to break any more keyboards.

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1)To write one chapter every month.
2)To maintain consistent grammar and limit typos.
3)To conquer the world with an army of spork wielding furbies.
4)To go the gym more often
5)To ask out the yoga instructor soo dreamy
6)Remain focused and finish my current fav story before the end of the next year.

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Aah, the fabled gym resolution. I tried going to the gym once myself, but it didn’t work out.

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Did your gym have a punching bag? Helped me tremendously that one thing, well that and finally being able to afford a personal trainer once a month (hopefully I’ll be able to afford more personal training soon).
Though maybe just being gay helps some too.

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Indeedly tis evil. But twice a week isn’t enough to justify paying out for a membership. That an I’m still tiny dammit

Edit: I agree with the above. But I like all the pretty people. Jus too shy for my own good.

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Actually make a deadline.
I know, I know, probably not going to happen.


Ooh, new year’s resolutions. Might as well make a list of mine :grin:

  1. Update my WiP with chapter 5c before the end of January (the last update was on the seventh of July, so I doubt anyone even remembers it exists at this point)
  2. Get the forum community game finished
  3. Participate in Lordirish’s CS-comp (if there is one)
  4. Participate in NaNoWriMo

I’ve never done the personal trainer thing, I generally just stand around trying to look sweaty. Maybe I should add that to my resolution as well, nothing wrong with being a cliche.

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Okay I’ll do one.

Write the first two chapters of my first story game, and post a demo by the end of February.

  • Read more. Spend more time reading, and less time listening to music and podcasts, particularly when I’m on public transport. Reading a lot is a necessary part of writing, I feel.
  • Don’t multitask. I don’t do it well. Finish one big job before starting another (lower-concentration stuff - editing and promo and so on - may be exempt from this).
  • Set myself word count targets. I work better that way.
  • Do less ‘day job’ work. It’s reached the point where I don’t have enough hours in the week to keep up with both day job and writing work. Time to concentrate on one.
  • Spend less time in front of screens in general. Plan and make notes on paper, where possible.
  • Fewer distractions.
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  1. Find at least 4 hours a week to spend on my WIP.
  2. Pass exams. :joy:
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Ah… Resolutions to break already?

But ok, here it goes:

  1. Help Cecilia to finish joint effort game (also with other authors)
  2. Finish my 2 WIP (one languishes somewhere in forums, 2nd one I still didn’t even make a WIP)
  3. Write 1,000 words per day (including code, 1-1.5 hours)
  4. Find somebody to write a game together (seem to work harder when I have deadlines and fear letting others down…)
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Does taking a short break from a writing assignment count? :slight_smile: (I’m doing a small expansion for Planet Stronghold: Colonial Defense for Winter Wolves Games).

Then, get ready for a hopefully smaller project…(more info for next year)