That's why I'm not coming up with anything like losing 10 pounds or quitting smoking, even though these should be on my list. Sure, I am going to be better about working out (even though it's quite clear it eats into my writing/blogging/reading time, dammit), and unfortunately, I have been stubborn about even the thought of quitting smoking (remember when every self-respecting writer ran around with a cigarette hanging out their mouth?) but anyway.
So here's my first thought of a resolution for 2005: get a piece published for money! Even if it's just $10.
Okay, so it's a flawed resolution in the sheer fact that I have no control over who publishes any of my pieces or under what terms. In fact, my publication record is still spotty; even though I did get 4 pieces published in 2003, with 3 of them being published almost simultaneously, 2004 proved to be a bit of a dry spell, with only one publication credit sneaking in at the last minute, accepted in December! So, my resolution could easily fail and I could most certainly not get anything accepted all year.
But anyway, it's as good as any and will be fun to revisit, say, on the brink of NYE a year from today. (If, of course, we're not wiped out by tsunamis. I'm sure that most of us are thinking about the fragility of life after this past week's events.)
Anyway, I'd be glad to hear of any other resolutions anybody has! And, like I said, totally understand if you're one of those people who's resolved to be non-resolute for the New Year.
Thanks for reading,