In a few more days we will once again be tempted to make New Year’s Resolutions. But what about the ones you made last year? Did they all fall by the wayside or did you follow through and succeed?
I don’t remember what resolutions I made last New Year’s Day. Oh, I’m sure the usual one was on the list.
1. Lose weight.
I actually wrote my weight in my weekly/monthly planner on Jan. 1, 2017 . I’m pleased to say, I weighed myself this morning and I have lost 5 pounds; however, I have 5 days until Jan. 1, 2018, and the way I’ve been eating (and drinking), that may not be true by then.
I believe I “resolved” to get 2 of my previously published romances reformatted and released as e-books. I failed there, although I do have one of those books close to being released.
Last year I knew I had my thriller, ECHOES OF TERROR, coming out the end of March. I planned on doing a lot of promotion for that book, and I did. Back on 1/1/2017 I didn’t know I was going to enter the book in the Florida Writers’ Associations Royal Palm Literary Competition, but I’m sure glad I did. As most of you know, the book won first place in the thriller or suspense category. Last week I finally received the physical award. (Since I couldn’t attend the awards banquet, I had to have someone pick the award up for me.)
This year my resolutions will again include losing weight ( that’s an on-going battle). They will also include staying physically active (my dog helps with that one), and getting some of my early romances out as e-books. And I’m sure the list will include working on another suspense (with a bit of romance included).
Of course there’s more to life than just writing. Every year I resolve to keep in touch with family and friends, and I really do try. In 2018 I’m going to try harder. (In 2017 two friends and three relatives died. With two of those people I kept saying, “One of these days I’m going to…” I wish I had called or gone to see them. Now it’s too late.)
This year I’m going to write my resolutions (goals) in my 2018 weekly/monthly planner (Do you use one?) so next New Year’s Day I can look back and see if I accomplished any of them. Here are my first five.
- Lose weight
- Keep in touch with friends and family.
- Publish 2 of my early romances as e-books
- Be more considerate when critiquing other writers’ works
- Finish a draft of a new suspense
WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.