I believe there is a difference between a goal and a resolution. Goals are concrete. "I will walk thirty minutes a day three times a week." You can't lie to yourself on that one, whereas a resolution is made on a philosophical level. Making a resolution to get in better shape can be hard to pin down.
In that spirit, I have set writing goals for 2015, not resolutions. I set dates for completion of the rough draft of book three in my rock shop mystery series, and for the completion of a polished final draft. My short story goal is to complete and submit one story in 2015. I plan to attend one in state and one out of state writers conference. More in the realm of a resolution is to keep my writing life in perspective, and the business and promotional aspects manageable.
Mind you, these are just writing goals and resolutions. I won't go into the resolutions to be a better person, adhere more strongly to my faith, have more balance in my life and all that high level stuff. Those are important, but from past experience, success in writing fiction comes from setting quantifiable goals that I can measure by year's end.
How about you, readers and writers? Do you have any 2015 goals or resolutions you'd like to share? Maybe finishing that novel that's been sitting in your desk drawer? Reading a book a month, or a book a week? Attending a conference, as a fan or as an author?
Send your goal and/or resolution to me at catdiltsauthor at gmail.com by January 4th, and I will try to include it in my blog post next Tuesday. Please keep it 25 words or less. Authors may include your website address and title of one recent published work. As always, please no politics, and keep it family friendly.