Yesterday, while visiting friends’ blogs, I noticed quite a few listing their resolutions. Now, I don’t usually do resolutions -- primarily because as soon as I say a resolution out loud or write it somewhere, I break it.
If I say I’m going to diet, I follow that up with a cookie. If I announce I’m going to exercise, I then start hanging clothes on the treadmill. If I vow to do a better job at keeping the house clean, I take one look at the bathroom, do an about-face and shut the door behind me.
But this year, I’m saying my resolution here.
I’m going to write some fiction.
I spent 2009 writing non-fiction. Over the year, I turned in three manuscripts and two books are now out, with one in the works. But I missed writing fiction. So that’s my resolution. I’m not saying I’ll finish a manuscript or work on an old one, but I will do something toward a new novel.
And now, I’m not going to ask you to tell your resolution(s). What I’m asking is…what resolution did your protagonist make for 2010, or the upcoming year if you write historicals or books set in other time periods?
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