I’m not one for making resolutions when the new year rolls around. I do feel that it’s a good time to start working on things because the holidays are over so you’re not stuffing your face with food or dealing with insanity, and you have almost 11 whole months to work on shit before it all comes around again. My goal every year since I started writing was to get two books out a year. Last year I fell down on that goal hard but so far this year is off to a great start. Today I started working on the outline for the second Strand book and so far I love it! Now I just have to keep it up and get to work.
I also found myself inside a gym today for the first time in… let’s just say a very very long time. It was depressing but at the same time a great motivator. I’ve wanted to get back into shape for a long time now but never had the means to do so until recently so it’s nice to be able to put that to work. It’s a very long road but having access to a gym should be helpful. But wait, I’m sure you’re saying to yourself “Hey this sounds an awful lot like a resolution to me,”. Well it does but it isn’t. See I also found out recently that I’ll be going on a trip again later this year and after my last trip to Bermuda I swore to myself to be in better shape for the next one so that I could actually enjoy myself instead of limping around in a massive amount of pain like I was in October. I figure if I keep hitting the gym, eat right, maybe go see an orthopedist and possibly get a new knee or two before the next trip, that I could be in pretty good shape to enjoy myself more. It just didn’t seem to make much sense to me to do any of this after the trip since the holidays were right after it and I knew that would screw me up for sure ( We always end up having large amounts of very good food around during the holidays) That also will have to change a bit in the future. I will say it has been getting to be progressively less and less over the last few years.
I just happen to find that January is a good time to get a fresh start since it gives you the whole year to fuck it up. I suppose you could call it a resolution but I think those are far too easy to forget about. I like to see it as I’m always trying to better myself one way or another. I don’t need a new year to make me think about it or to make an empty promise. It just happened to be that a lot of things coincided this time right around the end of the year, and well, at the beginning is always a good place to start.
Back to work with me,