January 7, 2018
I did not make any New Year’s resolutions. I’m rather content, in general, with life. I always strive to improve, of course, for myself and for MBW and the HA. But I don’t plan to drop ten pounds or start exercising. I already maintain a healthy weight and workout regularly. I don’t intend to quit smoking; I never started. I’ve got a steady job and a roof over my head. There is always room to grow, to do more, to increase in prosperity. I’ll continue striving. But I don’t feel the need to make any concrete resolutions.
I do, however, have plans for the year.
I plan to see “Boss” published. The contract is signed. I’m waiting on editorial comments. So I suppose that one is out of my hands.
I plan to finish writing the current WIP. Now, I do need to get my ass in the chair more regularly. I’m not progressing as rapidly as I’d like. As of this writing, I’m about halfway through chapter 9. Maybe a third of the way through the story. But I’ve got twelve months left. I’m not worried. If I can get some dedicated, prolonged writing time, perhaps I can finish early.
Which brings me to my third plan: Travel more. I began the year on the road and already have hotel rooms booked and time-off scheduled for more trips. These trips include conventions. I’ll provide details as the date near. Maybe I’ll have a chance to meet some of you readers in person. MBW and I have tentative plans for even more travel. This year could see me racking up more air miles than usual. If possible, I hope to take advantage of time out of the office to rack up larger daily word counts than usual.
In short, I’m planning on a productive 2018. We’ll see how it goes. And you, dear reader? What does the year auger for you?