December 29, 2009

This Year I Will

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenny @ 10:43 pm

It’s that time of year again.

Time for resolutions.

I don’t mean exercising–which I do plan to do, I even got a mini elliptical from my always attuned hubby for Christmas–or losing weight (if it happens, especially from the tum, that’d be great).  And definitely not make sure to treasure each moment (I really, truly do, except maybe for the ones where a rejection has just come in) or be more patient with the kids ( writing and the thirtieth request for a banana–especially after I’ve already fulfilled the ones for milk, juice, cheese, a plate of strawberries, and even a treat–will just never work; luckily those moments are far rarer than the rejection ones).

No, I mean writing resolutions.

The ones that are in our control (start a new novel) and the ones that aren’t (get a book contract).

Side note. My eldest and I were driving. I was ruminating on the myriad frustrations of life as a mostly unpublished writer. Long silence from the back. Then, “Mommy? Is a book contract the kind of thing you could get…someone for their birthday?”

Yes, my birthday was coming up.

It’s since passed.

I don’t want another one to.

Can you make resolutions you have almost no control over keeping?

What are yours?


  1. Speaking of birthdays, my resolution is to finish the first draft of my second book by mine. (That’s 80 days away. Wish me luck!)

    Comment by Todd — December 30, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  2. You can do it, Todd! And I can’t wait to read the first one!

    Comment by jenny — December 30, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

  3. I don’t make resolutions, but every time I see 11:11, my oldest daughter has told me, I should make a wish for good luck. My good luck wish is usually something about getting a contract very soon. :)

    Comment by Judy — December 30, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  4. I don’t make resolutions, either. On my birthday, though, I do write a list of what I’ve accomplished in the past year.

    Comment by Sara — December 30, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

  5. I don’t have any resolutions–at least not the way you specified, Jenny. I have no power over “getting an offer” and that’s my only hope for 2010. Keep losing weight, I suppose, is my “real” resolution.

    Comment by SapphireSavvy — December 31, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  6. i have no power either, sapphire! i suppose i am “resolving” to make the universe do my bidding. yeah. we all know how well THAT works, don’t we? i should’ve said new year’s pleas instead of resolutions!

    Comment by jenny — December 31, 2009 @ 11:03 am

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