Welcome to 2009!

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7 Responses

  1. Jenny Cromie says:

    Thanks for the mention Dustin! Happy New Year!

    Jenny Cromie

  2. Dustin Wax says:

    Thanks for the great post, Jenny! Happy New Year to you, too!

  3. Thanks for the links — I’m BIG into financial goals and earning a full-time living as a writer! Money talks, I listen 🙂

    I’ve learned to break down my more lofty goals (“get published in Health magazine once every 2 months”) to specific, achievable steps (“send the Health editors 1 new pitch every Wednesday”). This way, I’m not dreaming of some vague hope — I’m actually doing something to achieve my goals. It works, fellow scribes…just create your little “to do” list, and do it, and you’ll go farther than you dreamed possible.

  4. Tom Colvin says:

    Dustin, I have to chuckle. The process you’ve gone through mirrors my own experience almost exactly!

    I have a suggestion for both of us: can we encourage our readers to send an email to WRITER’S DIGEST, suggesting that a category for PRODUCTIVITY be added to the best websites for writers annual list. I myself have already nominated you and Juiced on Writing.

    I’m in the midst of major rethinking about my blog and my own personal direction. I’m developing some very different approaches, but not yet sure I’ll proceed with them.

    I do however plan to open my own blog up to contributors.

    Good luck for 2009.

  5. Hi Dustin,
    Happy New Year! This is my first time here but will definitely not be my last. Having just set down an action plan for my writing this year I’m looking forward to reading the articles that you’ve posted links to here and seeing how my plans reflect the ideas written about.

    I hope 2009 is a less bumpy year for you.

  6. Dustin Wax says:

    Thanks, Jodi, and welcome! Things are off to a good start so far, so here’s hoping! Best of luck to you, too.

    Tom: You’re right, of course — if you like the kind ofcomment posted here, check out Tom’s site at http://www.becoming-a-writer-seriously.com/ and feel free to let Writer’s Digest and other writing publications know you want to see more of this kind of stuff.

  7. Actually, posts about posts are pretty useful. Sure, you won’t want to do it all the time, but some of my favorite RRS feeds were discovered this way. I’m glad you’ll be sharing ones you find particularly useful. Shared discovery is a good thing.