It’s been a quiet start to 2011 and I have to admit that I’m enjoying it. The final book to the Dark Days Series (Burn the Night) has been copyedited and now I am just waiting for a final edit. I’ve got some books on proposal with my editor at the moment and I’m waiting to receive a book to blurb. All in all, I’m playing the waiting game, which I’ve come to understand is a big part of the publishing world. In the meantime, I’m working on a new book at my own pace with no deadlines looming over my head, which brings back feelings of the old days when I wasn’t published and I was just writing for the sake of writing with no expectations.
But as the new year starts, I feel that I should put down a few resolutions that I should work toward to make myself a better person and a better writer.
1. Write 2.5 books this year. My goal is to complete at least two and a half books in 2011. I’ve done something similar in the past, but it was something of a rushed mess. This time, I plan to organize my time accordingly so that I not only accomplish my goal, but also write superior books.
2. Kick the caffeine habit. Caffeine, no matter how wonderful, is bad for your heart. Considering that my family has a long history of heart problems, I’ve decided that for my health, I am going to avoid all forms of caffeine as much as humanly possibly. Yes, that means giving up wonderfully warm cups of coffee with the caffeine jolt and delicious chocolate.
3. Lose weight. Doesn’t everyone put this on their list on occasion. Well, too many hours of sitting behind the computer has not made me a very healthy person. It’s time to spend a little more at the gym and a little less time eating this quick-and-easy junk food snacks.
I’m sure I’ll think of other goals for the year, but these are the top three for me. What goals or resolutions do you have for the year?