I don’t usually make Resolutions. Do you? A really great writer and friend of mine Dee White, author of Letters to Leonardo, wrote to me this week and told me that she’s given a title to her 2012, The Year of Possibilities. This inspired me. [go check out Dee’s blog to find out why that’s no surprise, the gal’s full of inspiration!]. I mean, I’m a writer, right? When the resolution boiled down to a title it suddenly didn’t seem so convoluted anymore. So I noodled on it. And here’s my title for 2012:
The Year of Just Do It
For me, it means so many things. Freedom, most of all. And I got started about a week ago. I just put up the first Audiobook chapter of 13 ON HALLOWEEN on my website. And, I’m writing the story I’ve wanted to write for about ten years now. That’s exciting. See, there were SO MANY reasons I didn’t put pen to paper before.
Research! Yes, I need to do so much more research [as if eight years + wasn’t enough]. Done.
Formatting! How can I possibly format such a sweeping epic? Done.
But I can’t write that! How can I write a historical novel when all I really write are stories to entertain and have needed relatively little research by comparison? Over it.
This also means that I am free to:
Work-out and not feel guilty I’m not writing
Write and not feel guilty I’m not working out
BBQ every day of the week
Eat more ice cream [I got an ice cream maker for Xmas! squeeee! Got any great recipes?]
What’s your title for 2012? Wishing you a very prosperous, healthy & HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you back at the carnival January 13!
Check out the other carnis resolutions for 2012! Here!