Tuesday, January 01, 2008

My New Year's Resolutions

Finish my novel
That includes rewriting, sending it out to editors and friends for review, another rewrite based on their comments and then agent/publisher bound. I'm not sure how realistic this goal is but I need something to shoot for.

Give up junk food for a year
Straight down the line, this means no Burger King, KFC and so on. But junk food could also be frozen pizzas or overly processed foods...it might take me some time to put a definition together that's realistic!

Read more books
I'd like to write in the morning and then read or research in the afternoon. This is where the next resolution comes in.

Reduce time spent on the Internet
...freeing up time to read more. Research for my novel doesn't count but everything else does, including reading blogs. I'm going to aim for reading blogs every other day at first and see how that goes. Otherwise I'll be cutting out celebrity websites and the like to counteract brain rot!

Walk an hour a day
Which I already do for work, but when I finish up on the 1st February I'll need to continue my walks so that I don't look like a house.

Happy New Year everyone!


Cathy said...

Great resolutions.

Happy New Year!

SpiralSkies said...

All sounds very realistic and achievable - you sound very full of oomph!

Hope all your wishes come true - Happy New Year :0)


hellojed said...

Cathy, happy new year to you too!

Jen, thank you I'm glad they sound realistic!

alfaking said...

Great. Wish you all the best for 2008.

Helen said...

Hi welcome back! I just got your comment through and was a trifle confused by the Yvonne but soon saw it was you.

Great resolutions. Good luck!

Yvonne said...

Thanks Alfaking!

Helen, I've decided to out myself!

Holler said...

Happy New Year Yvonne, nice to have a name! Wondered who you were at first! Good luck with the resolutions, you have set yourself quite a challenge!

Yvonne said...

Hi Holler, thank you! It will be a challenge but I think I can do it.

Alix said...

Happy New Year!
Nice to have you back, great resolutions!

Angie said...

Happy New Year! That's a great list of resolutions. I haven't made any yet...oops. ;)

Yvonne said...

Alix, thanks for welcoming me back! Feels like I never left.

Angie, plenty of time left for resolution-making ;)

Jen said...

Hey there, Yvonne.

Welcome back and happy new year!

Those resolutions sound good to me :-)

Yvonne said...

Jen, thanks! Happy New Year to you too.

econgirl said...

Nice redesign. Nice resolutions! Good luck with the buke. Reminds me I need to get myself into gear on that front as well.

Yvonne said...

econgirl, cheers! I need it! ;)