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12-27-2010, 11:12 PM
I looked for this thread assuming somone would have started it. If I just didnt look hard enough, feel free to do the magic merge on this. If not, let's get this over with. New Years Resolutions everyone. Time to start thinking and declaring. I have three. Two of them are pretty lame

1. Lose Wieght. (stupid, cliche, but if you've seen my wasitline, you know it is needed.)

2. Stop Smoking. (I know, I am so unoriginal)

And 3. The one I am most excited about.

3. Do something that has to do with writing and/or getting published everyday. Whether that is editing, writing on a WIP, or sending out a query.

What about everyone else? Maybe if we join together it will be easier.

12-27-2010, 11:14 PM
last year my new years resolution was to start cooking more often, which I did starting around September, so I still think that counts.

THIS year, it will be to cook even more frequently, so I'm thinking I'll start in August.

Wayne K
12-27-2010, 11:16 PM
I'm going to smoke and drink more.

12-27-2010, 11:20 PM
Write like mad.

12-27-2010, 11:21 PM
Yes, I'd stop smoking, but I don't want to be known as a quitter. :chair

Wayne K
12-27-2010, 11:26 PM
I'm going to quit quitting, Its redundant and annoying

12-27-2010, 11:38 PM
1. Be nicer to everyone.
2. Lose weight.
3. Write a novel.
4. Work on my paranoia and insecureness.
5. Do better in my courses.


12-27-2010, 11:54 PM
1. Find representation for Zombie Novel.
2. Write the sequel. :D

12-27-2010, 11:56 PM
1. Get in shape.
2. Finish all unfinished manuscripts.
3. Relax more.
4. Sell a novel.
5. Drink less coffee.
6. Remodel my bathroom.

Not necessarily in that order.

12-28-2010, 12:06 AM
I refuse to set myself up for failure. I resolve nothing

Wayne K
12-28-2010, 12:08 AM
I refuse to set myself up for failure. I resolve nothing
You have a point. I'm rethinking the "smoke and drink more' thing now :(

12-28-2010, 12:12 AM
I refuse to set myself up for failure. I resolve nothing

that's something.
way to go, reg.

Caitlin Black
12-28-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm with Reg.

I've never once lived up to a New Year's Resolution in the past. So I don't do them anymore.

12-28-2010, 03:58 AM
To lose more weight and to do MORE actual writing instead of coming up with brilliant story ideas in my head that I forget by the time I remember to write them down.

12-28-2010, 03:59 AM
None. I gave up making them long ago.

12-28-2010, 04:36 AM
I don't really enjoy New Year's resolutions because I never stuck to what I was planning to do. If I wanna do something, I'll just do it. Yet, there is something I'm hoping will get finished in 2011 and that is getting my friggin novel done!

Wayne K
12-28-2010, 04:39 AM
I've changed my mind. I'm going to be more decisive this new year


12-28-2010, 05:01 AM
1. Get in shape.
2. Finish all unfinished manuscripts.


I've like 5 unfinished/not edited manuscripts to work on.

Want to get fit. Tired of being tired. :)

I also want to save more money than I did last year and finally fix a budget I can live with.

I also want to read more. :)

12-28-2010, 05:43 AM
To stop being calm before the storm. I'll just go right into the stormy thing.
Catch everyone off-guard.
That'd be fun.

12-28-2010, 07:06 AM
Well I think the only goal I accomplished in 2010 was to find a steady source of income. Luckily, that involves writing so I'm happy about that.

For 2011:
1. Make as much money as I can. (I was job hunting for about a year and a half or more, so I have some debts.)

2. Smile more, be more positive/upbeat.

3. Exercise every day.

12-28-2010, 07:21 AM
I will get over being angry with myself for the resolutions I made in the past and actually kept.

12-28-2010, 09:15 AM
1. Pick one of the three novels I've been working on and finish it.
2. Eat healthier.
3. Start cooking real meals instead of the kind that come in a box.
4. Think more positively about work, health, and life in general.
5. Read more blogs.

12-28-2010, 09:27 AM
I love everyone's resolutions!!! We can do it!

I find that my resolutions are often broken. But maybe this year, we can band together and actually get these things going. I for one am helping my new years resolution of losing wieght by eating all the sweets in my house by New Years. I know, it is a rough task, but someone has got to do it. :)

Don Evan Scott
12-31-2010, 05:16 AM
1. Don't give up on first novel.
2. Don't give up on second.
3. Stop sweating over silly things.
4. Yea yea, ok, I need to get in shape too

Don Evan Scott
12-31-2010, 10:24 PM
I'm with you on that one. :)

01-01-2011, 01:38 AM
1. More writing
2. yet more writing
3. Drink less cocoa
4. More drawing...


01-01-2011, 02:08 AM
Hehe I like that you need to drink less cocoa. Unless cocoa is code for something......hmmm

Caitlin Black
01-01-2011, 02:18 AM
I think cocoa means "LSD crack heroin" - the new stuff on the market that makes you think you're a nun with 2 left feet.

I resolve to do what I was going to do anyway. Just because everyone else is making resolutions.

01-01-2011, 02:25 AM
I resolve to increase my daily word count by 1,000 words per day by the end of June. I can do that by increasing incrementally.

I also resolve to have six manuscripts (yes, I upped it) to my agent by the end of the year.

And, somehow, to have a life in the midst of all that which means NO, I will NOT be quitting smoking, drinking, eating, cursing, sex, or anything else fun this year out of some misguided notion that custom demands I improve myself because the digit at the end of the year has changed.

There. Having established my curmudgeonliness at the onset of yet another new decade, I'm off to make sure the fruits are steeping well in the hooch. I'll probably have to toss every word I write tonight but what the hell? *hic* At least they'll be funny.

Devil Ledbetter
01-01-2011, 02:25 AM
I'm thinking about giving up swearing, but I don't know if I'm that strong.

01-01-2011, 02:30 AM
I gave up drinking for Lent one year...and showed up for every Communion service imaginable. Father Bob caught on to me though.

Caitlin Black
01-01-2011, 02:31 AM
I'll totally give up swearing. Like, no more will I say "Fuckdammit" when I stub my toe, or "Shitcock" when I'm being ironic.


I'm off to a good start, aint I?

Devil Ledbetter
01-01-2011, 02:33 AM
I'll totally give up swearing. Like, no more will I say "Fuckdammit" when I stub my toe, or "Shitcock" when I'm being ironic.


I'm off to a good start, aint I?I'm rather fond of saying "Piss."

Caitlin Black
01-01-2011, 02:35 AM
Ah, indeed a good one.

You might be pleased to know that the Australians often say "I'm on the piss," when they're drinking booze.

I believe it started thanks to thousands of Australian's saying Fosters tasted like cat's piss. (How they knew this, I don't care to find out.)

01-01-2011, 02:38 AM
Find work by the time my present job ends

01-01-2011, 08:22 PM
I am going to finish my WIP. It has been languishing for over a year now. Maybe by putting this down here for all to see I will get my BIC and finish the damn thing.


01-01-2011, 11:44 PM
OKAY by now it should be 2011 for everyone. Start your resolution Engines!

Caitlin Black
01-02-2011, 03:19 AM
Help! I went through a time-warp and I'm now back in 1984!

*mutters about faulty "Bah Humbug" brand Resolution Engines*

01-03-2011, 03:25 AM
I'm going to get through the year without giving half my sandwich to the dog.

I'm going to get through the month without giving half my sandwich to the dog.

I'm going to get through the day

Never mind.

01-03-2011, 04:02 AM
things I can control:
- lose weight inc. regular workouts at the gym I paid for!
- get to religious meetings on a regular basis
- edit and finalize my novels to the point they're perfect for agents/publishers
- query with fervor
- write another 2-3 books

things which I'd love to happen:
- land an agent
- & if I'm really dreaming get a pub. offer

01-03-2011, 04:20 AM
Sassy you and I sound very similar. We could in fact be the same person :)

01-03-2011, 04:28 AM
sorry to hear that Sydneyd lol so are you also somewhat compulsive, obsessive, and a perfectionist...maybe slightly narcissistic....(humm, not that we'd admit that to anyone lol)

01-03-2011, 04:30 AM
1. Work out everyday (3mi until <30min, 5 until <40, 8 until <45)
2. 30 min of writing/day OR 2,000 words (to be increased)
3. 30 min of editing/day (to be increased)

01-03-2011, 04:45 AM
You had me till perfectionist Sassy. All those other things, yes. But I tend to start things, just ask the half knitted scarf, the keyboard leaning against my wall, the novel that is half written....