All the resolve in the world.

You know, I never think about making New Year’s resolutions until a few days into the new year. And then, when everyone else is talking about all the positive and life-affirming things they are going to start doing (or all the horrible, bad for you things they are going to stop doing), it clicks in my head that this is a new year and there’s a reason that people get so excited about changing things up. The whole blank calendar in front of you, just waiting for you to fill it up with triumphs and screw-ups (more of the former, hopefully, but if it was the latter last year, then you can totally erase all of that now, too!).

In any case, I’ve decided that my biggest goal for this new year is organization. You know, I’m not too bad at it. I’m timely, I know where things that I need are and I know when I’m going to need them. I love alphabetization and sorting things by color or size. However, there’s got to be room for improvement. There’s got to be a reason that sometimes it’s midnight and oh my goodness where did the time go and I’ve still got all of these pages I want to read before tomorrow!

Luckily, not only is the low number on the calendar page a good impetus, but have you seen the weather out there? It is cold. Who wants to go outside gallivanting, throwing organization out the window when all we really should be doing is keeping that darn window closed, it’s windy, I’m cold, my papers are blowing everywhere.

So, what I want to know is hardly original, nor am I probably the only one asking, but it’s certainly interesting nonetheless (why would everyone ask the question otherwise?): What are your New Year’s resolutions? Whether they relate to writing, reading, or other literary ventures or not, it does not matter. Any sort of determination and willingness to sit down and really think about what you want and what you don’t need is an exercise that can be applied to all aspects, creative or otherwise. Go ahead, I want to know!

5 Responses to All the resolve in the world.

  1. Andrea says:

    My resolution is to spend less time on the internet, so I have more time for reading and writing. It is now the 5th of January and already I have failed miserably…

  2. D. C. DaCosta says:

    1. Get one (or more!) of my completed novels published.
    2. Get one (or more!) of my completed plays produced.
    3. Get four solid hours of writing done every day.
    4. Get outside once in a while.

  3. Kellie Lovegrove says:

    My husband and I have decided to start being more positive. To help with this, we have decided to keep track of the awesome things that happen to us this year. When said awesomeness occurs (big or little, personal or world changing) we will write it down on a slip of paper, with date included, and place it in a jar on our mantel. On New Year’s Eve we will empty the jar and read the slips. I’m actually really excited about it. I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds.

  4. Emily Carter says:

    To actually make a PROFIT from my writing skills.

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