I don't bother making New Year's Resolutions anymore because, from past experience, they are short-lived goals. I'm always remorseful I haven't followed through with most--or sometimes any--of them come March. Then guilt follows remorse and...well, you can see where I'm going with this.
However, wishes aren't resolutions, and I'm not making them during a milestone or an emotionally charged time, so I thought...why not?
For 2022, my authorly self wishes that I will write stories that are better than the ones I've written in the past.
My wish isn't momentous, but I promise it's heartfelt! Once I'd made it, I thought other authors might also have some interesting wishes to share, so I asked some to send them to me, so I could share. Here's what they said and in the order I received their responses.
With a new book coming out April 5, I guess my wish would be that it would find many readers and take them away from the evils and the lies of this world.
The only wish I have is for World Peace. "What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone."
My one wish for 2022 is for readers to love my forthcoming literary suspense, THE BLUE BAR so much that it exceeds my publishers' expectations. This book lost me a literary agent, found me another, snagged me a 2-book deal with Thomas & Mercer, and has got great advance praise from stalwart authors like Lisa Gardner and Hank Philippi Ryan. In a world going slowly insane, I hope this little book stays the course and goes the distance.
I hope my stories bring joy, inspire bravery and compassion, and help readers escape this crazy world we're living in just for a little while. Goodness knows that books have helped keep me sane!
My wish: That my new revamped productivity blog helps other writers make the most of their creative time.
Here we go, with my one wish for 2022: Scam-free email, virus-free internet, cheap gas, an agent who loves my books, and a six pack of Red Bull so I can write forever.
If I had one wish as a writer for 2022, it would be to be better at prioritizing my writing over other things I allow to take precedence. Frequently, it takes last place, and while there are things that should come before writing, there are plenty more that shouldn't. And I wish the same for anyone else that struggles with this, as well!
I think a wish is difficult because it feels out of reach. Yes, I got hung up on a word! But my wish or hope is to get my children's book out this year. And my hope for everyone is to move forward despite the setbacks that keep smacking us in the face.
What would make me happiest in 2022 would be to see my memoir published, which it should be on May 7, and to get some feedback from readers who've read and enjoyed it. I'm pretty sure there will be feedback from those that don't like it for some reason, but so long as the likes outweigh the dislikes, I'll be happy!