I hope everyone rang in the New Year exactly as they wished. I did, with a quiet night at home, which is my favorite way to celebrate this holiday. I watched The Producers on TV and The Sound of Music. Wild lady here!
I’ve done a little thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and decided that I should have some. I ought to just cut and paste from last year. And the year before. And the year before that. There are a few that tend to repeat.
Diane’s New Year’s Resolutions
1. Lose weight and keep it off this time. I vow this every year and perhaps this year I will stick to it. I really want to.
2. Exercise regularly; that is, go back to Curves. I was doing so well at Curves and then I became swamped with deadlines, but I know that should not be an excuse.
3. Get organized and set a schedule for myself. I think I would not have to engage in writing marathons if I were more disciplined.
4. Read more. I really envied my fellow Riskies who shared their favorite books of 2006. I read mostly research books in 2006 and I need to get back to reading fiction, especially my friends’ romance novels, like Colleen Gleason’s The Rest Falls Away, in bookstores today!
5. Spend more time feeding my muse by going places and doing things. I live less than a half hour from the museums in Washington, DC. I should visit them more. I’ve never been to Lee’s Mansion, right in Arlington County where I worked for a brazillion years. Or to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, a nice drive away, in Charlottesville, VA, where I negotiated my first book sale at a convenience store pay phone, with the trucks whizzing by…. But that is another story!
I do believe in New Year’s resolutions! This is a time to be optimistic. The New Year brings us all a new beginning, a time to start all over again.
How about you? Did you make resolutions?
And don’t forget to come by for Colleen Gleason’s visit on Thursday. In the meantime, take a look at her Trailer for The Rest Falls Away.
Thanks for the plug for my book. 🙂 I’m looking forward to being back here at the Riskies on Thurday.
Great list of resolutions you have, especially the getting back to Curves and the doing more things. I need to find more things that will get me out of the house too. Sitting at the keyboard all day every day isn’t very healthy. 🙂
Good luck and here’s to a great 007!
Happy New Year!! 🙂 Resolutions for me, I never do them. LOL But hey, read more is always good. 🙂
And for me, it always works the same way, I go to sleep on year and wake up the next. Yet, it never feels like I got that sleep. LOL 🙂 I only ever stayed up once and that was for 2000. 🙂
I usually don’t do resolutions — I figure it’s just a good way to feel guilty — but I think I might this year.
Exercise would certainly be on the list somewhere.
And reading more of what I want to read, and less of what I think I should read. 🙂
Happy New Year, everyone!
(who will be walking thru Rose Parade trash soon)
A very happy new year to the Riskies, Todd, Bertie, and all the other commentators.
I definitely made new resolutions for this year. A short list to be sure, but including a daily schedule, Curves, RWA con, writing and other personal goals.
With the promise of longer sunnier days, the new year brings with it hope, anticipation, and a chance to begin with a clean slate.
Reposting from yesterday…
Just finished reading the January issue of RWA’s Romance Writers Report and noticed that another Riskie has been showcased. The last issue mentioned awards won by Cara and Amanda. This issue has a quote from Diane in Colleen Gleason’s article about “Persistent Alpha Hero or Creepy Stalker.”
What will 2007 bring for us from the Riskies?
I don’t really believe in resolutions per se, but I find that the new year does signal a time to return to exercise and writing after the holidays. This year that stupid sinus infection derailed everything for me for a month. I don’t need to make resolutions. I’m looking forward to getting back to normal!
Yesterday I celebrated with my family. Our tradition is to make a nice meal at home, trying some new recipes, then watching videos until midnight in our jammies.
This year we tried making individual Baked Alaskas for dessert. My kids regarded it as a cross between a cooking show and a science experiment. We learned that the pasteurized egg whites in a carton are NOT suitable for meringues and that frozen custard melts a lot faster than regular ice cream. I rescued those just in time before they melted all over the oven and while they were still edible. 🙂
I think my resolutions are very similar to yours, Diane! Exercise more, get healthier, lose weight. I do this every year, and always seem to stick to it sporadically. I also resolve to have a travel savings fun, for research trips! 🙂 Oh, and read more “fun” books.
It is heartening that so many of you have similar resolutions. I think even if we don’t make resolutions, the new year signals a “new start” anyway.
I love that others of you want to read more, too.
Keira, thanks for mentioning my little quote in the RWR. I still get a thrill when I’m quoted!!