Your writing resolutions for 2006

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by lazykbys_left, Dec 31, 2005.

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  1. lazykbys_left

    lazykbys_left Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 17, 2005
    Yes, it's that time of year again. Inspired by the resolutions threads of [link=]last year[/link] and [link=]the year before[/link], I'm starting a new one asking people what their writing resolutions for 2006 will be.

    As for me -

    1. I will lurk less.

    2. I will finish at least one of my WIPs.

    3. I will not start posting a new story until I've finished writing it.

    - lazy
  2. Lady_Cora

    Lady_Cora Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 20, 2005
    My resolutions? Well, let's see....

    1. Lurk less, as well and become more active on the boards

    2. Finish T.J.E.S. - Sunset of the Republic and T.J.E.S. - Dark Tempest Rising (maybe start work on part III, Empire of the Phoenix, if I have the time)

    3. Review all of the stories that I love (and it's a whopper of a list! :D)

  3. Calandria

    Calandria Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 12, 2003
    mmmm sounds pretty much like mine... though I would add...

    4) remember WIPs not just a year after I started posting... and in the process lose all my readers.


    EDIT: ummm did I mention that I would write a certain piece I promised a friend some ages ago? (roughly around the time I signed up here...)
  4. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 20, 2002
    Hmmm . . .

    1. I will lurk less and find time to read and reply to more stories.

    2. I will start that trilogy I keeop talking about.

    3. I will find more time and patience when it comes to indexing 8-}

    4. I will try too keep it to one WIP at a time 8-}
  5. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

    Dec 17, 2005
    1. Leave more reviews/feedback.
    2. Finish my LiveJournal fanfic challenge.
    3. Expand an older fic into a story worthy to be part of a trilogy.
    4. Learn to write good romance fics that hinge on the romance and characters, instead of depending as much on plot or experimental writing styles.
    5. Pay more attention to characterization, all the time.
  6. Princess_Arulmozhi

    Princess_Arulmozhi Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 16, 2004
    <Sighs at her list>

    1. Finish the half dozen WIPs on hand. Before:

    a. they are locked and buried in the vast abyss of the Boards
    b. everyone forgets that the story did exist, and say something like "Oh, that one...I forgot how it went...'

    2. Not take anymore sock-names than I can help. Anonymity can only go so far.

    3. Leave more feedback.

    4. Participate in a few more challenges (especially the Ridiculously Specific Challenge)
  7. dianethx

    dianethx Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Mar 1, 2002
    Looks at my 2005 list and :_| I don't think I completed one thing on that list. Hopefully this year will be better.

    1. Finish my long, too long, forever long story, Betrayal. It will be done! Damn it!:mad:

    2. Read more stories and leave more feedback.

    3. Pay more attention to POV when writing. :p

    4. Write more short pieces and never, ever post before they are finished.

    5. See #1 [face_worried]

    6. Try to participate more in the character threads.
  8. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Wrangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Jul 7, 2000
    I'd love to just write more, but I've a million excuses and little inspiration lately.
  9. SithGirl132

    SithGirl132 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 6, 2005
    1: never spend an entire day writing fanfic (get a life)
    2: edit and post some of the fanfic I have written at home
    3: when editing what I've written, actually make sure it more or less conforms to accepted chronology
    4: finish the fanfic that I started
    5: lern too spel
    6: don't spend all my time on this site when I need to do homework
  10. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 27, 2003
    This is so embarrassing.

    My resolution for 2006 is the same as my resolution for 2005. And 2004. And 2003, come to that.

    Finish Shadow on the Stars.

  11. americantragedy

    americantragedy Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jun 6, 2005
    1. Actually post something here instead of in my blog.
    2. Ignore crushing sense of foreboding that will inevitably come when I do start to post something.
    3. Work on WIPs at normal times of day instead of in middle of night which not only causes sleep deprivation but fuels caffiene addiction destroying my kidneys and giving me high blood pressure.
    4. Try to salvage already posted WIP that is just sitting there at chapter 4 or 5 and is most likely not sorely missed.
    5. Work on confidence in tiny modicum of talent collected over my short lifetime.
    6. Read more fics in the Before genre so I can get a feel for what exactly people write there.

    7. Challenge self to write OUT of comfort zone(ie write evil jaina instead of leia or qui-gon instead of vader)
  12. WynssaStarflare

    WynssaStarflare Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 17, 2004
    1) Write more
    2) Actually post what I write
    3) Update regularly
    4) Write stories with more than 5 posts
  13. Herman Snerd

    Herman Snerd Jedi Master star 6

    Oct 31, 1999
    I vow to rescue at least one of my orphaned stories.
  14. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

    Nov 3, 2003
    This year, I resolve to do the following:

    1) Finish Blue Side.
    2) Pick up all the Ridiculously Specific Challenges I missed
    3) Not start too many ginormous stories.
    4) Learn how to write combat
    5) Learn how to write evil

    Oh yeah, and work on finishing my majors, neither of which include fanfiction. I should keep that in mind. [face_blush]
  15. Nienna_Narmolanya

    Nienna_Narmolanya Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 5, 2005
    I resolve to...

    1) Just sit down and write instead of dreaming up hundreds of fics and never doing anything with them! *sigh* :rolleyes:

    2) Write a humor fic (Yeah, that'll be the day...)

    3) Write that multi-chapter fic I've had stewing on the back burner for half a year...

    4) Read and review more stories! :D

    5) Teach my padawans all I know. [:D]
  16. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Aug 3, 2003
    Resolutions, resolutions. [/Yoda] :p

    In 2006, I resolve to...

    1. Update my WIPs at least once a month.

    2. Finish at least one of my WIPs by December 31, 2006.

    3. Try writing new characters, different genres, etc.

    4. Participate in more challenges.

    Now watch as I do none of these over the next year. :p
  17. Kudzu

    Kudzu Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 18, 2005
    1. Finish AIDW.

    2. Finish AIDW.

    3. Finish AIDW.
  18. Katieelessar

    Katieelessar Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 1, 2005
    1. Write
    2. Learn
    3. Write
    4. Repeat steps 1-3:)

    And of course be a wonderful Padawan! [:D]
  19. oldjedinurse

    oldjedinurse Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 6, 2003

    On the boards:

    1. Read more, lurk less.
    2. Rescue and finish Impetuous from the depths Beyond.
    3. Post in my long fics regularly.
    4. Post in Saga and, maybe, even Before *gulp*.
    5. Encourage my Padawans more.

    Off the boards:

    1. Risk sending something out for publication, and learn to live with the inevitable rejections.
    2. Keep on trying.
    3. Draw and paint more.
    4. Get Photoshop and learn to use it.

    [face_worried] *Looks back at lists*



  20. SakuraTsukikage

    SakuraTsukikage Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 24, 2005
    Hmmm. For me, it's . . .

    1. Lurk less.
    2. Participate more in character discussions.
    3. Try the Ridiculously Specific Challenge.
    4. Finish Hesitation before February.
    5. Finish A Resolution Between Shadows and Light.
    6. Figure out how to write Han and Leia.
  21. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    1. Reply to everything that I read...

    2. Finish all of my WIPs and sequels...

    3. Give Jaya lots and lots of sithly plot bunnies. [face_mischief]
  22. unknown_shore

    unknown_shore Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jul 26, 2005
    I'll join in!

    The offline stuff:
    1. Finish what I begin
    2. Ship off the novel, it's not doing anything sitting here.
    3. Graduate college!
    4. Stay alive. It's rather amazing I've gotten this far already. ;)
    5. Get my car an oil change. It's been too long.

    Fic stuff:
    1. At least finish Shadows Fall & an old Pirates fic.
    2. Review more.
    3. De-lurk more often! I guess that could go hand in hand with review.
    4. Be a good padawan, of course. :)

    And then of course there's the whole world domination bit... MWA HA HA.

  23. Vongchild

    Vongchild Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Apr 2, 2004
    1. Lurk less

    2. Finish Chaotic Systems, with or without intending to write Firebugs.

    3. Write those 3 k/J vigs because Yun-Yuuzhan doesn't like IOUs.

    4. Read at least one new 'ship. And McEwok fics don't count.

  24. JediMaster_Jen

    JediMaster_Jen Force Ghost star 4

    Jun 3, 2002
    My writing resolutions for 2006:

    1. To finish my WIP stories

    2. To begin a new trilogy I am writing.
  25. Palpy560

    Palpy560 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 11, 2005
    Finish "Secret Lust"
    Pay more attention to RODV Trilogy and finish second book. [face_peace]
    Start one new fic. :D
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