Wednesday, 5 January 2011

And in come the predictable New Year's Resolutions that will probably be defunct in two weeks flat

...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?


  1. I'm resolute in my determination to live everyday the way I want to... I was just as resolute on new year day as I was before.
    Sounds overblown doesn't it! Oh well.
    So far it's working out pretty well for me. : j

    Nice to read you again, Sangu.

  2. Happy New Year, Sangu! I never make resolutions as I have no willpower whatsoever! xxx

  3. No resolutions, just a couple goals, including polishing the sequel to my book.
    And I can identify with your first resolution. I'm guilty!

  4. Those are some good resolutions. I have a resolution to start and finish a new project, but my resolutions usually last the whole month of January before I forget all about them.

  5. Aww...I like your #1 resolution - that's one I should make, although my husband is so understanding about my disappearing act :)

  6. Here's hoping you can stick with most, if not all, of your resolutions. Haven't made but one, but there are other things I know I gotta do, so I'll see.

  7. Good luck with your resolutions..I only have be happy in 2011. I think as long as the basement doesn't flood, their are no major hailstorms at my house and no beloveds die I'll make it. :)

    Happy New Year, Sangu!

  8. Trying to dodge the oven chips too... is M&S re-heatable mash any classier? Somehow in my brain it is ha ha!

  9. Happy happy New Year Sangu! :) Love your resolutions. I didn't make any this year but I have a zillion things I want to do!

  10. Ah the writing resolutions. They sound so good when we decide to do them and always fall through the cracks when things get tough. But I'm rooting for you, you're not me so you have a REALLY GOOD chance of succeeding!