Friday, December 11, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

I think I've posted before about this 6 Word Memoir Project. Currently they have a 6 Word New Year's Resolution Project. I just posted a few on the site:

More: writing, kissing, dog walking, connecting

Will do more "wants," fewer "shoulds"

Remember: Where you are is OK

Listen to inner voice when deciding

What are your resolutions-in-6-words?

Amazingly, I think those few words about sum up my goals for the year, at least at the meta level. More specifically, I hope to:

Finish a draft of the novel by March, spend the spring revising, and then have writer-friends review it over the summer.

Publish a #*^&$% story already. (A few are out in the world, hopefully finding wonderful, loving homes as we speak.)

Really think about whether I want to say yes to something before doing so. I've found that I get really resentful when I say yes to things I don't really want to do, which isn't fair to myself or the person doing the inviting. After all, it's not her fault I overbooked myself instead of possibly disappointing her.

Put the time and effort necessary into my marriage to keep it strong. It is the most important relationship in my life, but nurturing it can fall by the wayside if I'm not careful, which is so silly because nurturing it is actually quite enjoyable!

Walk the dogs in the woods/dog park once a week, no matter the weather. I love getting out there with them, and so do they. Just have to make it a priority.

Continue my routines regarding: morning pages, meditation, exercising, and writing.

That's about it from me. I'd love to hear your resolutions, too! Best Blogger Tips


Kim said...

Oooh... I love all the 6 Words projects. Will think about my own 6 word resolutions and get back to you:)

January said...

Great resolutions! One thing I do know is that when you put your goals into the world, you make them read. I have no doubt you will be successful. :)

I'll put my resolutions up around Christmas.

January said...

Sorry, I meant "real" ... you make your them real.

(Damn fingers.)

January said...

I give up.

Kells said...

Love this idea. And yes, saying yes to things we don't want to do is a common issue for many! I've been working on saying: let me think about that and get back to you.

Becca said...

Here's one of mine...a reminder to slow down and stay calm.

"Throttle back and savor the ride."

Writer Bug said...

Can't wait to read all your resolutions... And Becka, I love yours!