A blog about writing . . . and a lot of other things

Saturday, December 31, 2011

The End of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I've been thinking back over the year.

(Before the two surgeries that got rid of the glasses and 20 lbs)
  • Our family vacation in Yosemite
  • Eye surgery
  • Paying off all our debt
  • Quitting my job
  • Hernia surgery
  • Two of my best friends moving away
  • Starting this blog

It wasn't a bad year.  In fact, because the surgeries went well it was a pretty good one.  However, there were some momentous changes in there that leave big questions in front of me for 2012.  I'm not the same person I was a year ago.

What will I do in 2012?  I am going to miss my friends (a lot).  I also don't know if I can let myself stay unemployed.  I tend to think I have to be doing something constructive in order to have value.  If I have no product (income), aren't I just a loser?

I'll tell you what my main goal is for 2012.  I want to be a more loving, accepting person of both myself and others.  I'm not going get annoyed with other people for being disorganized and difficult, and I'm not going to despise myself for relaxing and enjoying the moment.

And I'm going to make some progress toward getting published.

What?  Did you think I was just going to lay around and watch old Bones episodes all year?

Friday, December 30, 2011

I have a blog!

Now what?

I'm flirting with the idea of having 2012 be the  YEAR OF THE BLOG .  Should one of my resolutions be to blog regularly?

The downside of this is that it takes my time away from doing the actual fiction writing that I should be doing if I want to be a published writer.

The upside of this is that if I'm writing a blog at least I'm writing, right?

I will do it.  2012 will be the  YEAR OF THE BLOG .

However, I'm not going to do something crazy like promise to blog daily or go through the entire Julia Child cookbook in a year.  I have a life.  And a bit of a job.  And I hate the thought of making anything associated with aspic.

So 2012 will be the  YEAR OF THE BLOG , in which I will blog weekly (give or take).

Now to figure out how I'm going to lose that ten pounds . . .