Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Resolutions

For a number of years I made the typical new year resolutions ~ lose weight, live healthier, be nicer, blah, blah, blah. On good years I lasted about a week. I'd feel guilty for a little while and then think there's always next year (gave me an excuse to be a fat jerk the rest of the year).  Last year my new year's resolution was to make no new year's resolutions. That way I broke the resolution at the exact moment I made it ~ thus, no pressure. Resolution broken and I could get on with my life. This year, I dunno, maybe I'm feeling a bit nostalgic, but I decided to give the resolution thing another shot. I could just as easily wait a week or two and call them goals, but what the hell. First off, I gotta go with the most popular - lose weight. Nothing more need be said on that one. Besides, this is a writing blog so I'm going to stick to writing topics for the most part.

Okay, my first goal (ooops, excuse me ~ resolution): I resolve to complete two manuscripts before the end of the year ~ at least the first drafts. I can't use lack of time as an excuse.

Resolution number 2: I will update my blog regularly. If I don't, you, dear readers, have my permission to kick my butt (in the figurative sense only - preferably by email).

Speaking of the blog ~ along with occasional book reviews and guest bloggers I would also like to keep this a somewhat open forum. If you have any subject (writing related) that you'd like my, ahem, expertise about, drop me an email and I'll see what I can do.

Resolution number 3: Aw, hell with number 3. I think this is enough for the time being. I do have others but they're not writing related so I ain't going there. On that note . . .

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and successful 2011.


  1. I give you credit for trying the resolution..oops, goal thing again. I don't bother. I figure that I never keep them so why set myself up for failure?

    I truly wish you a happy, healthy and successful year, also.....tag!


  2. that's usually how i feel too - it must've been a moment of madness. i'll let you know how it goes.

  3. I'm determined to be goal oriented this year, but haven't quite committed to resolutions, ha! Happy 2011, David!