* Write the stories you want to tell, not just the stories you want to read.
* Work hard and make your stories the best they can be.
* Know when to stick with it.
* Know when to quit.
* Giving up isn't always a bad thing, if you've done your best.
* Be crazy.
* Have fun.
* Pay attention to atmosphere—it's really important if you want to enjoy what you're writing.
* Check the logic of it.
* Nothing is wrong with middle grade.
* Nothing is wrong with YA.
* Nothing is wrong with any other age category/genre/tense/type of story. Do what you want.
* Your routine doesn't have to be like anyone else's.
* Productivity just for productivity's sake isn't worth it.
* WRITING IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU WILL EVER DO.
I’m posting these here mostly so I won’t forget them. I might elaborate on a couple later, especially resolution #1, which I’ve been thinking about A LOT lately. Writing has been tough lately, but getting better.