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I am a 2011 Cliche

January 1, 2012

I was just checking out my New Year’s resolutions list from last year.  Resolutions made: 5; resolutions kept: 0

What’s worse, they all seem like good resolutions for this year, too.  So we’ll take it from the top.

1) Lose a pond a week.

2) Write 100 words a day.

3) Read more often. This s actually a deviation from last year, which targeted one novel and two shorts a month.  Instead I’m making this a quadrupleresolution:

  • Finish reading all my partially-read novels.  That’s Steven Savile’s Silver, John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, and…a couple others I can’t currently recall.  These are not books I’ve abandoned, just ones I set aside to finish later.
  • Read 4 new novels this year.  Not a lot, but a realistic target.  I think I finished 4 last year.
  • Read short stories weekly.  Maybe each Monday I’ll target some short fiction to read.  It can even be flash, but I need to read in the field.
  • Read the Bible every day.  I have an Every Day Bible to help me accomplish this.  I want to read the whole thing in a year.  I’m a Catholic with some pretty stout beliefs (not all of them 100% Catholic-y), but I’ve never made any concerted effort to read the Bible cover to cover.  This year, it’s on.

4) Exercise twice a week.

5) Get organized.

Five good ones.  Let’s see if I can keep at least one this time around.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2012 10:38 pm

    If you want to read more short fiction, you should subscribe to Daily SF. They send it directly to you 🙂

    These are good resolutions. Hope 2012 is a good year for you 🙂

  2. wlubake permalink
    January 6, 2012 5:21 pm

    How many ponds to you have to lose?

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