Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Goals

Happy New Year!

It's resolution time again. I actually like making resolutions. Christmas always throws everything upside down anyway, so why not take advantage of the aftermath to start over on a few things?

On top of getting more regular exercise (which I always resolve to do - it's a tradition I hold dear), I've decided to be more disciplined not only about my writing, but about submitting my work this year. I've got the "writing every day" thing going on, but I falter when it comes to sending out my work. And if you don't submit, you don't get published, right?

And I've resolved to be more disciplined in general. I hate that every year, I've crapped out on my resolutions by mid-March. This year, I'm not going to do that. This year, I resolve to keep my resolutions.

How about you guys? What are you going to do differently this year?


  1. Ha! Good resolution. Mine is to exercise more, eat healthier (boring but needed) and stick to a writing schedule!

  2. Great resolutions! Good luck on them!

  3. I try not to make a pile of changes a the beginning of the year. instead I resolve to change when the change is needed. Sitting at my desk all month during NaNoWRiMo has given me an extra 5 pounds. so I need to stop writing.... I mean start excersising? Who am I kidding I'll end up keeping the five pounds until summer, then I'll burn it off doing yardwork.

  4. Kelly, I like your resolutions. a healthy body is linked to a healthy mind, and a writing schedule can never be a bad thing. Good luck with them!

    Colene and Golden Eagle, thanks for the well-wishes. Best of luck to both of you with your endeavors in 2011!

    Phyllis, I like your approach to making changes. You must lead a very balanced life. And I had to laugh about your yardwork comment - my body goes through the same cycle. The key is physical exercise, isn't it?