I don’t usually do new year’s resolutions. I would rather fix what needs fixing when it needs fixing rather than make a list in the last week of December of things I’d like to do in the next twelve months.
But, of course, there are things that happen to need fixing right now — not the least of which is my sugar-induced near-comatose state. Fresh veggies! Stat! (The corn, celery, and carrots in the chowder we ate on Christmas day do not count. No veggie counts when the recipe starts with “fry a half-pound of bacon in the soup pot.” Some of you nerds out there may disagree.)
Here are the things I’d like to accomplish in the next few months:
- Finish my novel set in 1920s Portland, starring anthropologist Gunn Flagely
- Break into four new, well-paying markets
- Spend some time in New York this spring to meet editors and fellow writers
- Spend two weeks at a cabin in Eastern Oregon this summer
- Get the dog to stop biting my damn feet when we come up the stairs. Not cool
Best of luck on your to-do list for 2010. And if you’re in New York, maybe we can meet for lunch.