Say goodbye to 2013 and HELLO to 2014!  Last year has officially come to a close and new beginnings are on the horizon for 2014. In the publishing world, authors can take this time to reflect on their accomplishments over the past 365 days and can plan ahead for what is to come.

Do you need to plan a blog editorial calendar or finish the last chapter of your manuscript? Are you looking into self-publishing or interested in ramping up your book marketing campaign? No matter what your challenge, a New Years resolution is a great place to start!

Still need some ideas? Take a look at what some of these authors have to say about their resolutions and start the New Year off on the right foot!

“To finish the third book in the Salem VI trilogy and enjoy Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising’s success on the big screen!” ~ Jack Heath, author of Salem VI: Rebecca’s Rising and Book II: Chain of Souls

To focus more than not on the love of writing and to always remember living life is nothing more than learning the basics, like kindergarten. ~ Dianna T. Benson, author of The Hidden Son.

My New Year’s Resolution is to finish my next book and have it out before Christmas 2014. ~ Karen Schaufeld, author of The Lollipop Tree

I am going to try to eat healthier, be more active, and smile more! ~ Sandi Smith, author of The Adventures of A.R. Achnid series and The Polka Dotted Girl

I resolve to reject all requests for resolutions requiring my repeated attempts at reconciling re-commitment to resultant ruin. ~Kathleen Urquhart, author of Pigtails and Potter’s Field  

In terms of business, I would like to get more admin done and make myself an office schedule AND stick to it!!  Once I get my professional resolution up and running, that will allow me to spend more down time with my kids AND MAYBE get a vacation in once a year! ~Katherine Frelon, chef at La Ferme de la Lochere

I want to become an Amazon Bestseller and unplug more! ~ Sonja Hegman, author of Trials of an Entrepreneurial Virgin and Moving at the Speed of Twitter

My resolution is to hit the road and go on an international book tour to promote my newest titles, Buy My Book! An Author’s Guide to Book Marketing and An Author’s Guide to Amazon. ~Sherrie Wilkolaski, bestselling author, speaker and publisher.

Share your New Years resolution with us in the comments section below! Happy New Year!