Shawn L. Bird

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Blog resolutions December 31, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:51 am

Like 2015, I resolve to post a new poem each day.

Additionally, I resolve to share a story or two with you over the course of the year.

Personally,

I plan to submit poems or stories to at least 6 contests or publications.

I plan to eat more vegetables, get out for more walks, and to finish my Masters. Additionally, I hope to have 2 books edited and off to my agent and 2 of my in progress novel first drafts completed.

How about you?  Do you have blog or writing goals for 2016?

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13 Responses to “Blog resolutions”

  1. That’s an awesome move! good luck with it. Nice post.

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  2. Jim Stewart Says:

    My novel, Ochoco Reach, releases next Monday, January 4. 2016 will be a learning experience, booking events, and all the stuff that goes with a book release. I also need to finish the first draft of the next novel. I will be busy.

  3. May the New Year be a happy and fruitful one for you.

  4. My goals are forthcoming, on my blog.

  5. Joanne Corey Says:

    Wow! You will be busy! In 2016, I am working on putting together my first ever poetry collection. I don’t know if I will be able to finish it by the end of year, though.

    • lol I hope you do better than I have done on that project! I’ve had 2 themed poetry collections set to edit and submit since 2014, and I still haven’t polished them and gotten them into the mail! 😉 I should probably put them back onto my list for 2016, shouldn’t I?

      • Joanne Corey Says:

        Maybe if you get through the rest of the list and have time on our hands? 😉 Do you have a group for workshopping your poems? They might be able to help you with the polishing.

      • No, but I was going to hire a local award winning poet who teaches sessionally at the local university for feedback.

        I did present a bit of one collection to another national award winning poet at a conference in the spring as part of a blue pencil, and got some really good feedback from him.

        Mostly at this stage, I need to figure out an order for the collections, breaking the 2 separate themes into sub-themes for each collection. At the moment they’re just ‘the best’ from the period I pulled them from, ordered more or less in order of how much I like them, but that won’t do. It’s just a matter of physically printing them off and playing with them, I think.

      • Joanne Corey Says:

        In my mind’s eye, I can see the living room floor covered in poems being arranged and re-arranged as you create order from the poem-blizzard!

      • lol Exactly. With a very old standard poodle shuffling into the middle and flopping down upon the papers, oblivious to my annoyance. 🙂


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