Monday, December 31, 2012

Resolutions Shmesolutions

It's that time of year. You know. The last day of the year as determined by a certain group of little beings that populate the third planet from the sun (that's us, btw...unless you're some of those other little beings that have a different New Year...rebels). It's a time to raise a glass of (alcoholic or non) beverage of choice and say one of two things "Here's to a better year" or "Here's to a year as good as the last." And it's also that time of year when people make promises to themselves (and sometimes others) about the coming year (promises may vary depending on alcoholic content of aforementioned beverage).

Being a writer, you can imagine that most of my previous resolutions involve, well...writing. And, this year is no different, but it occurred to me today that it's a waste of time to make a resolution today just because everyone else is doing it. What we should really be doing, whether you're a writer or not, is to stop making promises of what we will do and commit to taking action every day to reach our goals. So, join me in making a promise to stop making promises we can too easily ignore. Let's change our attitude. Let's make a commitment each day to do something that will make a positive impact on the things we want to change. So, here's my top five daily "resolutions."

1. Work on my novels every day, even if it's only a paragraph.
2. Read more.
3. Spend less time procrastinating (eg, surfing internet, playing video games).
4. Work out at least 3 days a week.
5. Eat out less.

Comments are very much welcome and feel free to leave your own daily resolutions! Happy New Year everyone!