Happy New Year, everyone! I hope the last few weeks have been glorious for you. We thought we’d spend the last week of 2010 at the beach, but a little snowstorm got in the way. Just as well. There was a lot to do here at home to gear up for some serious, serious work between now and the April deadline for my next book.
I like making resolutions, so I decided to take a look at what I resolved to do in 2010 before making them for 2011. Wish I hadn’t done that!
I’d resolved to work at writing as though it’s a 9 to 5 job. I failed miserably at that, falling into my usual pattern of working late into the night and ’round the clock a couple of months before my deadline. I guess that’s never going to change.
My second resolution was that I’d go to the gym regularly, and I did great until the 2010 deadline crunch. I had bulging biceps and the whole works. Once I got out of the habit, though. . . well, you know how it goes. I’ll go back, but I’ll be starting all over again from a pile of flab.
My third resolution was ‘lights out at midnight’. Ha. If anything, I’m staying up later now than I was a year ago. Maybe my resolution this year will be to accept my personal Circadian rhythm.
I also failed to attend mindfulness classes regularly, keep up with volunteer work and spend more time with friends and family. Let’s face it: I’m a workaholic lucky enough to love my addiction.
I’m making only one resolution this year and that’s to do my best to write a book my readers can’t put down. Meanwhile, here’s my publication schedule in the United States for 2011:
April: Keeper of the Light will be reissued
May: The Midwife’s Confession will come out. I can’t WAIT for you to be able to read this book!
November: Kiss River, #2 in the Keeper of the Light Trilogy, will be reissued.
So, are you a resolver? How did you do with the resolutions you made last year? Can I get some empathy here?