My new book comes out at the end of January, February will be filled with signings and readings (mostly in the Albuquerque area), and who knows what the rest of the year will bring.
But tomorrow brings on one thing that I really ha... Well, honestly, it's something that really tends to annoy me.
New Year's Resolutions
Mostly, they annoy me because people tend to make resolutions that there's no way they'll be able to achieve. They try to set goals for themselves, but they end up being things that we give up on within a few months. In all honesty, I only know three or four people that have actually succeeded in keeping their resolution (I only recall two off the top of my head: one stopped drinking soda, and the other read through the Bible from start to finish).
But really, it doesn't have to be this way.
If only we'd set goals for ourselves that were actually achievable, that we could do without feeling like we're forcing ourselves into something.
If you love to write but never find the time, challenge yourself to write a novella.
If you love reading, challenge yourself to a specific number of books (say, fifty?).
If you're a gamer, challenge yourself to beat your hardest games.
If you're a photographer, challenge yourself to photograph more than just the things people might find beautiful.
More importantly than that, it's the resolutions that mean something, the ones we care about, that really stick. So find something you love, find something you've always wanted to do and know you now have the drive to complete, and do it.
There's nothing standing in your way but you.