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New Year's Resolutions, 2013 edition

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Having finally executed on a New Year's resolution, namely getting in (better) shape, and experiencing the joys of becoming a Real Live Published Author (tm), I've decided to make a new resolution.

Deciding on New Year's resolutions requires identifying a problem, or at least something you want to change.  My problem is that I am a lazy writer.  I've gotten into the bad habit of writing when the mood strikes me, which means I can go weeks without writing much of anything.  This means that several novels are either stuck in my head or in partially-completed draft on my hard drive.  That's no way to run a railroad, and now that I'm exercising (more on that anon) I have energy in the evenings. 

Therefore, I hereby resolve to write at least one (1) hour per night, Monday through Thursday, and at least one (1) hour in the period Friday through Sunday.  That's five hours a week, and that's jimhines erritory.  If he can do that and crank out a book a year, damn it, so should I.  Should I be unable to complete my evening hour, due to guests or evening commitments, I will make up the time in the week I lost it.  Time spent "researching" does not count towards the hour, but time spent updating outlines, etc. does.

Although I am exercising, and have noted some positive results thereof, I could do more than I am.  Therefore, I hereby resolve to engage in some physical exercise every day.  This will probably consist of a modest amount of calisthenics in the morning before my shower, but it will be something in addition to gym three days a week. 

I wish all a happy, safe and prosperous New Year.

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knockout_mouse
Dec. 31st, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your resolutions, and I hope 2013 brings you good fortune!

You have inspired me to add beginning to write one of the stories I've had banging around in my head/written some notes for ages ago to my long term goal list.

Cheers!
chris_gerrib
Dec. 31st, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service.

Happy New Year to you!
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