Tomorrow is my birthday, and in an effort to remind myself of my dedication to my writing career, I made “New Year’s Resolutions” to begin Friday. It’s a new year (for me), so it’s a time for new beginnings, change, and jettisoning old habits. Some of my resolutions have to do with writing, while others have to do with my personal life. This is what I’ve resolved (in no particular order):
I will make at least $5,000 between now and May 2009.
I will create and maintain a website for Coffee-Stained Writing.
I will finish and submit for publication my coffee house book between now and May 2009.
I will read at least one book a month.
I will experiment with at least five fiction genres outside my comfort zone.
I will spend less time in front of the TV and more time with my husband.
I will do yoga at least three times a week.
I will take an evening walk at least once a week.
I made New Year’s Resolutions in January, but I was awful about sticking to them. These will be better. Not only are they more realistic, but I feel more energized about making life changes now than I did in January, so I’m more motivated to stick to them.
I think this is going to be a good year, actually.