Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year's resolutions

We've all got 'em!!! Here are mine:

1 - Write, write, write. My writing goal this year is to submit to every contest, magazine and anthology I can find. Anything that's looking for entries and submissions is fair game. This leads to resolution 1-1/2, which is to be published again. If I can get published even once in 2018, that makes two years in a row. Bonus points for any kind of payment, a goal set by my accountant now that he's letting me claim my writing expenses on my taxes. Apparently the IRS gives you five years to show some sort of income before they consider it a hobby rather than a business, and you can't claim expenses anymore.

2 - Eating and drinking better. Less processed food, fast food, junk food, meat, sodas and wine. More plant-based eating and juicing.

3 - More exercise and getting out of the apartment, even if it's just to walk on the beach. I'm a real homebody and couch potato, and it's too easy for me to just camp out like a hermit.

4 - Work on my to-do list. I have this enormous list of places to go and things to do. My goal is to cross at least one thing off the list each week.

5 - Reading. I need to start making a dent in my stacks of books, not to mention God knows how many more on my Kindle. If I could get through at least one per week that would go a long way toward getting caught up.

Of course, these are pretty much my resolutions every year, so we'll see how it goes.

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