Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, writing-related question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.
QUESTION: New Year’s Eve is tomorrow night. Do you have a special New Year’s resolution?
Lisa Jackson: Other than resolving to stay up until midnight to welcome in the new year, I don’t do resolutions any more. In December, I set goals for myself for the upcoming year and review past accomplishments, so come January 1, I’m moving forward. –Looking forward to this blog reaching more writers in 2012 and sharing more tips, tricks, and experiences to help you in your writing endeavors.
Julie Hennrikus: New Year’s Resolutions…the pros and cons. I have them every year, but rarely see them through. Nonetheless, my goals for 2012 include finishing novel #2 in my series, continue to query novel #1 (and consider alternate paths to publication mid year), P90X en route to surfing on my birthday in August. And my most important resolution–to have as much fun as I can. Life is short.
But here goes – a few thoughts on a busy Friday morning:
Live most days to the fullest … everyday would be exhausting.
Love unconditionally … except those scammers who keep calling, trying to steal my credit card number.
Laugh everyday … yes, everyday would be good.
Learn new stuff … as much as my little brain can absorb and then a little more.
Look around and don’t forget to marvel at what a wonderful the world this is.
Share freely and often.
Jamie Lee Wallace: I’m not big on resolutions. Too often they set us up for failure. Instead of inspiring us, they take up residence in our heads like the stereotypical Jewish grandmother – nagging and criticizing. Who needs that? My end-of-year activities are centered more around stepping back and slowing down (I hope!) for just a moment. I want to sit quietly and acknowledge what’s happened over the past year and think about where I want to go in the year ahead. I wrote more about it on my much neglected personal blog in a post called Old-time Secrets to Graceful New Year Transitions. Happy-happy!