Saturday, December 31, 2005

A Writer's Resolutions

Children's Picture Book
I resolve to finish work and either find an illustrator for or start submitting to publishers the children's book that I started writing for my Godchild two years ago. I think the text is almost completed to my satisfaction, and I'd like to get the book published before my five year old niece is in University.

Morning Son (novel)
I resolve to get this novel back into the slush piles of publishers. It's been a few months since it was kicking it's way around the rejection circles, so it's high time to get it back out there and in the fight.

Kid's Drama Book
I resolve to finally put together a proper proposal package for my combination plays and how to put on a play book for drama teachers. Once I properly compile the proposal package I can get that, too out into the front lines.

A Canadian Werewolf In New York
I resolve to do my best to actually complete this novel. The first 10,000 words burst out of me like nothing, then the next 15,000 words followed along quite nicely. But it's been stuck a bit in the "mid-novel" slump - I resolve to do what I can to get over this hump and get the novel completed.

Healthy Body/Healthy Mind
It's been way too long since I've spent any quality time either outside jogging or on the treadmill. Given the time of year and slushy mess outside, I'm resolving to put aside an hour each week for running on the treadmill or lifting weights. I know that it's not a lot of time, but I'm trying to be realistic with when and how I'm going to accomplish this with so many other things going on. But I figure, if I can at least start a regular once per week routine of jogging and lifting weights, I'll be on the right track for increasing the intensity.

All the best of the remaining holiday season to you and have a safe and Happy New Year!


Kimberly said...

what kind of illustrations?
apparently I'm pretty good at cartoony kind of stuff...

and I'll work for free!

Happy New Year from Edmonton!

(nice boxers by the way!)

Kim :)

Karen said...

Good luck with your writing projects, Mark. I look forward to seeing a lot of them in print.

Lara said...

Hmmm I have a 9 year old that wants to be an illustrator... ;)

Good luck... I tend to not make resolutions so I don't have to break them!

Franny said...

Excellent resolutions - so specific and well thought out. Happy New Year to you and the Mrs. and the little man!

Carol Weekes said...

I hope the novel goes well, Mark. Are you planning on marketing in Canada, or in the U.S. as well?

Will keep fingers crossed as you circulate Morning Son again. Perhaps consider trying some agents?

All best for 2006 and continued success with your writing.


Rainypete said...

I can't draw worth a damn, but kids seem to like me. Maybe it's because I think like one.

Good luck on the healthy stuff. Your arms and legs will curse you, but the rest of you will be fairly impressed.