Friday, January 3, 2014

Ready - Set - Go!

I wish a very Happy New Year to each and every one of you.  May 2014 be a year of accomplishments that bring you joy and satisfaction.

Did you make any resolutions for the new year that you've already slipped up on?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  What I’m trying very hard to do is eat up all the goodies left over from Christmas so I can be done with them and get back to sensible eating.  Don’t ask me to throw them out, I already threw out a tray of bar cookies made with nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, etc.  So good, but so waist-full.  

We had a great Christmas with family this year, the first time in a long time that we've been able to be with family for the holidays.  I highly recommend it. We moved east to be closer to family and that move certainly paid off this year.  

Now that Christmas is put away, company is gone, goodies are almost gone, the water in the bird bath is frozen, it’s time to get down to whatever it is you most like to do.  For me, it’s writing.  I vow here and now that before the year is over, I will finish my novel, Willard Manor.  I expect you, my faithful friends, family, and readers, to hold me to my promise.  

What that means is I can’t spend half a day on emails and the other half a day playing Solitaire or Mahjong.  I’ll have to actually type, think, and type some more.  I thought I had the book done last year, but people told me what I already knew--that it didn't “work.”  So a major rewrite is in order.  It won’t be difficult, I just need to actually sit down and Get Started.  

What is it you want or need to do that requires the hardest step of all--getting started?

Quote of the Day:  He who has begun has half done. Horace, Epistles.    

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