My resolutions this year were simple: Write more. Blog regularly. Send out 100 query letters.
So far (I know it's early days yet) I am on track.
For the past fifteen years, I've been keeping track of how many pages I write every day. Yes, I know, quality over quantity and all that but I enjoy having a record.
I've set myself a target of writing two pages per day (up from my average of about a page a day last year). As of January 30th, I was at 60 pages for the first 30 days of the year. Woot!
On the blogging side, I've been experimenting a little. Initially, I wanted to write a single long post every week. I've been doing that. But I've also added additional daily (or semi-daily) posts that are considerably shorter. End result: I've stuck by my resolution to post regularly on this blog.
Finally, I've sent out (and already received rejections for) nine query letters to literary agents so far this year. I would have been further ahead but I've been experiencing some internet disruptions that have put a dent in my output. I also want to diversify with some submissions to publishers. But, in the end, I have also stuck by this goal.
I feel great about keeping my 2012 resolutions through the month of January. Tune in next month for my next update.