Christmas is in just a few days and I’ll be pretty busy, so I’ve decided to go ahead and write out my list of hopeful accomplishments and resolutions for 2013. Sometimes, when the wind blows a certain way (lol), I actually follow them. We’ll just see if I can do it this year…
1– I will write one novel in 2013. I think this is not an overly ambitious goal, seeing as I wrote Willow Lake in three weeks last summer (I think it was June, but I really can’t remember exactly what month it was). When I get a solid, rocking idea for a book, everything flows so well for me. I am, unfortunately, not like those more fortunate writers who can flip a creativity switch and have a bestseller, although I wish I could do that! For me, writing one novel a year is realistic because I have struggled pretty hard this year with writer’s block. Let’s hope next year doesn’t know what writer’s block even is!
**Willow Lake Update** I have not found a publisher yet. YET. I will. Keep your knickers on, folks.
2– I will write and submit three short stories for anthology calls. I would love for them to be chosen, but my goal isn’t to have them published, just written and submitted. Short story writing is where I lack a little because when I write, I sometimes forget to stop… Everything in my head wants its own novel.
3--I will blog at least once a week. Sometimes I neglect my little blog and that just simply has to stop.
4– I will clear out half the contents of my closet. I have entirely too many clothes and there are so many things that I don’t/can’t wear and they just need to GO.
5– I will grow some tomatoes this year. I have a green thumb, but I’m pretty lazy. This year, I’ll grow some nice, plump, juicy tomatoes and maybe can some of them. Maybe I’ll make salsa like my step-dad does if I can get him to share his recipe.
6– I will take the kids to the park more this summer. Not always easy with my husband’s work schedule, but this summer we need to get out a little more.
7– I will work on a YA novel and at least have it finished by this time next year. I’ve thought about writing YA before, but never gave it a shot and I think I’d be pretty good at it.
8– I will cut back on coffee a little bit. Stop laughing, I sort of almost mean that.
9– I will go down another three sizes. I’ve already gone down two sizes since last spring. I can do it. Not at all unrealistic as long as I can remember to stop baking awesome stuff.
10– I will continue growing my hair back out. It was once really, really, freakishly long. Like, past my rear long. Last summer I cut it. I regret it. I miss my freakishly long hair and I’ll get it back if it takes two more years to grow it. It’s still pretty darn long now but I want it longer again.