Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I don't make resolutions...

But if I did...it would be to write faster. And better. And promote my books more.

Unfortunately, I hurt the tendons in my thumb a few years back so typing fast isn't an option. Write better? Well, I hope for that all the time. Promote my books more? That's a good one :D but as soon as I get pressed for time, it'll probably fall by the wayside. Sigh.

I used to resolve to lose weight, become more physically fit, more educated. Well, I continue to learn, hence become more educated even if it's not a regular course of study. The lose weight/fit resolution never lasted much farther than January 1. Now I resolve to eat in moderation (have to since I'm diabetic) and exercise in moderation (the old bones just won't tolerate jogging and jumping up and down. I let them have their way on this :D )

Nope, resolutions just aren't my cup of tea. I don't break them therefore I don't feel the disappointment of failure. My self esteem is higher. My worldview is more gentle especially since I don't have to envy those steadfast folk who manage to fulfill their resolutions (and congrats to them!) Without resolutions, I am more at peace. And really isn't that a goal in itself?

Happy New Year to all of you. May 2007 bring you good health, good luck and much prosperity!


Skylar Masey said...

Ditto about the resolutions! Though I did daydream some goals like finishing 2 books this year and hopefully selling 1. Maybe, just maybe I might finally be able to snag an agent. Then there are those 30 pounds that have slowly accumulated from my 70 pound weight loss feat. I think they're going to prove the biggest challenge! 175...hopefully here I come, again. Lol!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Skylar, good luck on the weight loss (you did it once--you can do it again! :D ) And good luck on finishing & selling two books!

Dream big, I always say :D

Skylar Masey said...

I'm still waiting to hear back from Vivan Beck about Believe In Me, which I pitched in Atlanta. So I'm hoping that will go well. If not I'll shop it around elsewhere. One of the 2 will most likely be TOV's follow-up, and I'm hoping the 2nd will be the Christmas contemporary I've been wanting two write for 2 years.
Don't know if you know Clay Aiken's christmas song called "Merry Christmas With Love", but that's where I got the idea.

My problem is that I dream big, and usually bite off more than I can chew:0)