New Year’s Resolutions

by That Kind of Girl on January 1, 2013

The serious ones:

  • Write at least 500 words per day, no matter how awful they are.
  • Complete a working first draft of my novel-in-progress by mid-March so I can workshop the whole shebang in the spring.


The really serious ones:

  • Wear more costumey clothing. (I’m super into neon + menswear right now.)
  • Finally get kicked out of a goddamn bar.
  • Record a novelty rap album (for my ears only).
  • Become a mustard snob.
  • Take a really amazing new facebook profile picture.
  • Focus on joy, not productivity.


I’ve noticed that when my primary focus is joy, the rest seems to take care of itself. The past few New Years, I’ve spent cursing the year in my rearview mirror, but I’m excited about 2013. I want to get elbow-deep into it.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

karla January 2, 2013 at 1:46 am

Is it possible to focus on joy and NOT productivity with a desired target word count?

If you have not been kicked out of a bar, your not drinking correctly… tutoring service next time your in Vegas!


cantaloupe January 2, 2013 at 2:39 am

The only times I’ve gotten kicked out of bars is when I was doing illegal things. I don’t suggest going that route.


Angela January 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I’m so glad to see you posting again!


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