I’m usually really good about keeping my resolutions (aside from the biting nails one that makes it onto the list every year and always fails). This year I’m putting some items that are kind of can’t control, but they are goals, so I hope to accomplish them.
1. Sell a book or two or…well, you know. Though this one is technically out of my hands and in the hands of my capable agent, I can do some things to help this along. I can think positively, I can nail any revisions that may arise during the submission process, I can learn from any rejections and not let them get me down (though hopefully there won’t be any!) And just in case, I can make sure I write, revise, and polish my next manuscripts so they rise about the slush pile, not fall into it, and make editors fight to acquire them. Hopefully I’ve already succeeded on this with The Art of Selling my Sister and it will inspire the fighting in 2009!
2. Get engaged. Again, another one that relies on external sources, but I can easily give my boyfriend ultimatums until he gives in. Or I’ll just keep nagging him by waving my left hand in front of his face and saying, "Empty!" Or maybe I’ll just keep playing Beyonce’s "Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)" until the lyrics become a subliminal message that seeps into his brain. (I am kidding with this, I will continue to be the girl he loves and let him know I am there for him when he needs me).
The Single Ladies video under the cut