Happy New Year

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I hope that the old year had a good ending for you.
We all stand now on the brink of a fresh and new year.
May yours be a productive and happy one.
I have made some resolutions, something I have always avoided doing in the past.
1. Write every day.  Get at least a few words down.
2. Do genealogy. That subscription to Ancestry should really be used.
3. Exercise every day. Even 10 minutes on the treadmill counts.
4. Eat healthier and be more aware of calories. Lose a little weight. I feel better at a lower weight.
5. Cross stitch every day, because all of the projects I have on the go are not going to finish themselves. Besides, this resolution grants me the opportunity for one or two new starts, doesn’t it? I thought so!
6. Keep blog updated. I lost interest around the time I should have started November’s NaNoWriMo. Updates galore, for 2018! Promise. Maybe even a new story or two.

Written by A Character

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So….what does everyone think of this idea? A blog post that is “written” by a character from the author’s writing. I think it’s a great suggestion. (Thanks Facebook pages).

Character from a novel in progress:

I hate the way my former schoolmate has got famous. Okay, so not famous like across the country famous. But popular, let’s say, in my hometown. She’s got Followers for godsakes. On Facebook. She has a band, a country and oldies rock band. And she’s the lead female singer. She’s the only female in the band. Like she’s always wanted the attention and now she’s soaking it up, while I work in an automotive shop as the general clerk and gofer.

If I was less sure of myself, I’d probably be jealous. I’m not though. Jealous I mean. I am proud of the way I got out of my depression, when I was bullied in high school and got enough confidence to find a job where I have to meet the public every day.

We ran into each other one day, and that meeting made me stop and think. I wanted to improve myself so that she won’t ever be able to feel all superior again. I will do it. I’ll lose weight and fix my hair and buy new clothes and then I’ll feel better about myself.

Let the changes begin!

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Happy New Year!

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Do you make new year’s resolutions? I tend to think about making them, but rather than planning big changes, I like to start small.

For instance, I have gained weight lately. So…my almost-sort of- resolution is to exercise daily once we’ve got moved to the new place. I will fulfill my resolution. How do I know that? Because there are so many good and sensible reasons to do so! I believe that instead of writing out one or more resolutions for the new year, it is better to think of all the reasons why a resolution should become a reality.

Another resolution is to write everyday. Now, that’s an easier one to fulfill. If I write to one of my epals, that is writing. If I edit at DMOZ.org, that is writing. If I jot down a story idea, that is writing. So….it’s an easier one to keep. There is the novel from November to edit, and the short story collection to work on too. Since I plan to publish both this year, I had better get to it!

Whatever you hope for, for the new year, may it bring you the success and happiness you wish for most.

I want to wish all readers of this blog a very happy new year. May the best of 2016 be the worst of 2017 for you!