Why do People Make Resolutions?

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015.There are many reasons people make resolutions. From a freelancer’s point of view, they might make one to:

  • Simplify their business processes.
  • Send 5 queries every month.
  • Write a long blog post every week, with such extras as statistics, a photograph, polls, action steps, and more.
  • Create one new piece of art every month.
  • Learn advanced photography skills.
  • Create eBooks, eCourses, eGuides, or other materials to sell from your site or on Amazon.com.
  • Learn more about how to promote services.
  • Write a monthly email newsletter.

And so many more.

But why do freelancers make these resolutions? Click To Tweet

Because they want to be successful. These are all things that can help the freelancer to be more successful, therefore generating more income. How wonderful.

Have you been working toward the freelance resolutions you made this year? Click To Tweet

Be honest. How much effort have you put into the business you want to succeed at since making your resolution(s). Do you need to kick it up a bit? Do a little more? A lot more?

January is almost over, and I would love to see each of you working toward your goals with passion. I know, I know. Easier said than done, right? Are you working toward your goals, Shannon?

I’m so glad you asked. Yes, I am. Every single day I’ve been pushing myself, except three of the four days my daughter and grandson came for a visit. I’ve been working harder than ever toward my goals. Two of these goals are:

  1. Publishing the series of four short stories I wrote.
  2. Publishing the book for this blog that I wrote.

Scary, for sure. I’m so nervous, but I wont allow my worries to stand in my way. After all, my word of the year is courage.

So I am being courageous and moving forward. What have I done so far?

  • Formatted, published, and promoted story one, Rascal.
  • Formatted, published, and promoted story two, A Trip to the Outhouse.
  • Formatted story three, Auntie’s Boyfriend.
  • Formatted the freelance book.

And what do I have left to do to meet these two goals?

  • Publish and promote story three.
  • Format, publish, and promote story four, Hidden Camp.
  • Add front and back matter to the freelance book.
  • Edit only those things in that book, and be sure it is all formatted correctly.
  • Publish and promote the freelance book.

I plan to have this all done by the end of February, because I have other big things I want to accomplish before the end of the year.

How about you? What are you working on? Let us know! Or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com. I always answer.

Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.