Friday, January 1, 2010


A new day, a new year. Time to make a few resolutions and try and keep them (at least through the month of January).

1) Write 500 words a day. That breaks down to two pages. It's doable and if I stick to it, I can have Mismatched finished by April. Mimi's Ring by August. Maybe even sooner (I suck at math.)

2) Try not to write crap. I'm not looking for a literary masterpiece by any means, just a sentence that doesn't have any justs, likes, buts, thats, or -lys in it.

3) Do an outline, synopsis, scene edit, whatever it takes to get Mimi's Ring back on track. Or at least to a point where I know where I'm going and what I'm doing so I can finish the first draft by March.

4) Really put some work into Mismatched. I love the story, I think it's sweet and I would like to see it published. On that note, I would also love to revise Masquerade again. Those are the two starting books in the series and it would really mean a lot if one of them got picked up.

5) On a personal note I would love to lose 50 pounds by Earth Day -- it's my birthday. Okay, I'll take 40, only 10 pounds a month, 30 would be swell because that's my original fighting weight, but absolutely, definately 20 because I cannot and will not look like this for another year. UGH!

6) And I will quit smoking this year. Because sooner or later it will kill me and I have the most Blessed Precious 5-year-old in the universe and I don't want to leave her all alone in this big, bad world. (Some habits are really hard to break)

7) Kindness. I MUST use more kindness in dealing with people who don't understand me. I am an enigma.

I think that's all I can stand for now. At least they're written down for easy reference and not lost amidst the papers on my messy desk.

I never make resolutions because I always break them, but these are important to me this year. You may, of course, refer me back to these whenever you feel the need. I hope that, you too, are successful in your quest for fulfilling your resolutions, if you dare made any.

Good Luck! Let the New Year begin!


Dominique said...

Happy New Year. Best of luck with your resolutions. :)

Lady Glamis said...

Wow, those are big resolutions! I really hope you can stop smoking. That's just not good for anybody except the tobacco companies. :(

You are so kind already! I hope our friendship continues for many years.

I'll be happy if I lose 10 pounds in 6 months. :)