Happy New Year!
Last year, I resolved to make 2010 my bitch. As a rule, I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right away without waiting for an artificial day on a calendar. As near as I can tell, there’s no real physical or cosmological or whatever reason for January 1st. It’s just a day, and the calendar happens to start over. But last year, I was determined to make it count, at least in part because I turned 40 and wanted something to show for it. Besides a family and a Ph.D., I mean. In my case, of course, 2010 was the year I sold my first novel.
This year I plan to build on that success by continuing to pursue my writing and sell the sequels to Rocking the Boat. Of course, I have to write them first, and right now, I’m blogging. But I also have the nerve to say this is a warm-up exercise, and it beats wasting time on Facebook. I also plan to do what I can to make my relationship with my son the best it can be, although I strive for that every day, as well as being a better husband. Just one of these days, however, I’d like to succeed.
So it’s a new year. What’re you going to do to make 2011 your bitch?