Did I really let a whole month go by without blogging? I’m so sorry. I’ll try not to let that happen again, although I must say that after the daily posts of November, I needed a break to just sit and actually work on a book for a change. I think I’m going to stop doing Wednesday’s Hump Day Hook, since the list of participants has shrunk from an average of 30 to only five or six. That leaves me with either counting paragraphs for Sneak Peek Sunday or sentences for Weekend Writer Warriors. It would be nice to find another regular (and active) blog hop out there that posts mid-week so that I get a post in every few days instead of two back-t0-back and silence for the rest of the week. I dunno. I’ll keep looking. In the meantime, look for regular blogging to resume after January 1st. That’s New Year’s Resolution #1.
I hope all my readers out there had a Happy Whatever and now that the holidays are over and the aftershocks are dying down, it’s time to reflect on our aspirations for the new year. Resolutions have always been (for me, anyway) a short-lived dream. I’ve usually broken most of mine by the end of the first month, but I have decided this is the year I finally get my shit together. The latter half of 2013 was almost a total wash, due to one thing or another (the most notable ‘thing’ being my surgery, from which I am mostly recovered, although I still have difficulty sitting for long periods at a time…like at the computer…typing…) and I’ve let that be the reason I’m not further along on Pool than I should be. But I still have hopes of publishing it within the next year, so we’ll call that Resolution #2.
Blah blah blah lose weight blah blah work out blah carbs blah stop eating so much delicious crap blah blah blah no one wants to read another weight loss resolution. And that’s #3.
Resolution #4: Learn another language. I’ve wanted to do this for years, but never got around to it, apart from a year of French in high school (and I’ve forgotten nearly everything but the swears). This year, my sister got me a year’s worth of Rosetta Stone, so all that remains is for me to pick the language. I’m going with Greek. It’ll come in handy when I write my next book and it’s obscure enough here in the Midwest that I can probably swear in public without offending anyone. That’s an important consideration for me.
Finally, stop swearing so much. It would seem this resolution is in direct contradiction to the previous one, but at least if I’m swearing in other languages, my sister’s macaw isn’t increasing her vocabulary of profanity in this one. She’s become quite the salty little sailor since I moved in with Cris and her husband. I’m not sure yet whether this resolution will bleed over into my books or not, but I have to admit, The Last Hour of Gann was a bit thick with colorful metaphors.
So there we have it. Blog more, publish Pool, lose weight, learn Greek and quit cussing. It’s going to be a full, fun year for me. What’s on your list?