...but I'd very much like it if I could stick by my resolutions this year! Unlike previous years, where I've done the usual 'go to the gym' (ha!) and 'stop biting nails' (double ha!) route, I've tried to be a bit more realistic about my goals for this year.
1. Be a better and more attentive daughter, friend, fiancee. As a writer, it's so easy to get lost in your book's world and to forget that sometimes people in the Real World need you a whole lot more. So, here's to a better balance and a little less of my work-frantically-then-collapse-in-exhaustion-burnt-out Sherlock Holmes Syndrome!
2. Write a completely new novel. Finish its first draft. Not an unachievable goal, considering I have a year.
3. Make WOVEN the best it can be. I'd bleeding well better too, considering my editor expects the finished revisions by June.
4. Stop comparing myself to other people, whether in terms of writing, book deals, or how much or little cellulite they have (damn you, Kate Moss with your perfect legs). I'm me. It's time to stop holding myself up to other people's standards.
5. Stop biting nails. Sigh.
6. Eat better. Oven chips are rapidly becoming my 'easy to make' food. Slippery slope, that.
7. Get laptop fixed. It's had an overheating problem for months now, but it's survived. Last week, clearly overexcited with all that Christmas eating, it just turned itself off and refused to come back on, leaving me without a whole lot of stuff I need. I am now stuck using Steve's laptop for things like blogging, and Steve's laptop is on its last legs too. Alas.
How did everyone's Christmas and New Year go? Have you made any resolutions? Do you think you'll stick to them?