Monday, December 31, 2012

The Short Story of New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions make me laugh. Here we have this annual tradition of drawing up lists of desires - I mean goals - I mean resolutions. As in, "I hereby resolve." There's just no going back on a resolution. Yet we do. Before January's even over we forget all about them.

Do real people even make New Year's resolutions? Or do they just let the rest of us think so, because the characters in the Sunday funnies do it?

Personally, I figure life has enough stress already, and doesn't need me to tie it up with resolutions that rely on factors I can't control anyway. But as a writer, there are a few things I'd like to focus on in 2013:

  • Organizing my schedule better so I can spend more time writing.
  • Keeping my blog a lot fresher than I did, on average, in 2012. I think you deserve that.
  • Finishing the first draft of An Analysis of the Cardassian Language before November's NaNoWriMo begins.
That's it. If I make a long list, I'll lose my focus.

What are your goals for 2013?

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