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Your December Action Plan: 5 Steps to Take NOW To Be A More Successful Writer In 2015


Are you ready to make 2015 YOUR year? The year you reach your writing goals?

There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to prepare for a rewarding new year! Start by taking these 5 important steps:

  1. Know what you want. Do you want to finish your book? Have your poetry or story published? Launch your author website? Clarifying your goals will help you achieve them—yes, even the goals that seem waaay out of reach right now. At the end of the year, you may be pleasantly surprised by how many of your goals you actually reach!

DECEMBER ACTION PLAN: Make your new year’s success wish list and hang it prominently for daily visualization.

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All writers who submit their work to our Review Board for consideration by December 12 will receive a free copy of our life-changing e-book, The Goal-Oriented Writer: How To Define And Organize Your Writing Goals. Details on how to claim your copy are below, so keep reading!

  1. Get serious about making submissions. Many amateur writers have an inconsistent, lackadaisical submission strategy. They’ll start by sending out a handful of submissions, quit for a while, then—maybe—send out a few more. This plan rarely works. To make 2015 the year your writing gets noticed, you must have a serious, professional approach to your submission strategy. Prepare to make LOTS—and we mean LOTS—of writing submissions to get the results you want.

That’s where Writer’s Relief can help.

We’re an author’s submission service, and we’ve been helping creative writers make successful submissions since 1994—that’s over 20 years of trusted publishing industry experience and expertise! Our clients have ranged from bestselling authors to promising unknowns. We manage our clients’ submission process from A to Z: from cover/query letters to market research to response tracking. At Writer’s Relief, we keep our clients on target and on track—while they focus on what they love best: Writing!

If you want help making your submissions to either literary agents or to literary journals and magazines, visit our Submission Guidelines ASAP! We are enrolling new clients RIGHT NOW but will stop accepting applications after December 12.

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Then you’ll love the many other ways Writer’s Relief can help!

From effectively targeting markets, writing dynamic query letters, building authors’ online platforms, and much more—find out how Writer’s Relief can boost your exposure and maximize your acceptance rate.

DECEMBER ACTION PLAN: Submit a writing sample (books, poetry, stories, essays) to Writer’s Relief and get serious about getting your work published in the new year! The deadline is December 12!

  1. Honor your writing time. It can be hard to find time to write and the temptation to be distracted, or to procrastinate, or to reprioritize, or to simply be a “no show” can be irresistible. If you can’t make time for your WIP (work-in-progress) right now—then it’s time to make a plan for the new year.

DECEMBER ACTION PLAN: Create a “writing calendar” that starts with January 1. Each time you sit down to write (whether for three minutes or three hours) mark your calendar with a big checkmark so you can celebrate your dedication and perseverance!

  1. Keep yourself writing-ready. A healthy writer is a better writer! By treating your body well, you’ll have increased energy, focus, and creativity to dedicate to creative writing. And by keeping your mind (and your mood) in good shape, you open yourself up to new possibilities for success.

DECEMBER ACTION PLAN: Develop a plan for a healthier lifestyle. Check out our book The Happy Writer, available now. This book will help you develop the good habits that can lead to writing success.

  1. Make connections. Some writers are able to succeed in isolation, without the support or education that comes from associating with people who have experience. Other writers buy into the stereotype of the reclusive writer and never interact with their peers. It’s important to learn the fundamentals of both business and craft. You don’t know what you don’t know, but it’s never too late to find out.

DECEMBER ACTION PLAN: Find a local writers group right now, and start attending in January. Or, if you don’t have the time to commit to learning the “business of writing,” consider a partnership with Writer’s Relief and let our experts guide you through the complexities of the publishing industry.

Are you ready to make 2015 YOUR year?

Submit your writing for consideration to Writer’s Relief today.

Good luck in 2015!

Writer QuestionsQUESTION: What’s one thing you are doing this month to set the stage for a fabulous new year?

3 Responses to Your December Action Plan: 5 Steps to Take NOW To Be A More Successful Writer In 2015

  1. I’m planning to submit to Bookbaby to self-publish my first suspense novel in February, 2015, while working on the beginning of my second. I am self-publishing mainly because my close family member who is a videographer/filmmaker/graphic artist created my book cover and book trailer.

    I’m not sure about other books in the future as to whether he will be available or if I will choose traditional publishing.

    I do, however, have many short stories (children & a few adult) I might want to submit in 2015.

    Thank you for all you and your staff do, Ronnie, to help writers. I hope your holidays are good ones. Happy New Year.

    Best, Gippy

  2. In #2, how about calling us “aspiring writers” instead of amateurs?

    Just a thought.

    Loved the post; somehow I need to incorporate these things into my daily schedule [still working on that].

    — Chris F.

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