Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time again.  Time for the start of a new year, and the annual effort to make ourselves new, too. Losing weight, being on time, controlling our tempers, spending less money, etc.

So, characters and authors, what would your New Year's resolution be?  I know many people (including myself) have given up trying to defeat old habits, or perhaps just come to terms with our imperfections, and don't make resolutions anymore.

But if you had to make one resolution, what would it be???

26 comments:

Christine H said...

Mine is definitely to lose weight. I may have given up on other things, but I've started gaining weight this fall since I started my office job.

This is a trend I must defeat!

I think I'm mostly nibbling from boredom. Someone let me out of this cubicle! Help!

It's like a modern oubliette.

Now I know how hamsters and guinea pigs must feel.

Laura Martone said...

Aw, poor little hamster. ;-)

Well, of course, I wish you lots of luck with the weight struggle, Christine. I, too, hope to be a slimmer me come 2012, but actually, if I had to choose ONE resolution this year, I'd say that it's high time I straighten out my sleep schedule. If I could actually do that, I honestly believe other issues like time management, weight loss, and regular exercise would be easier to face. Of course, I could be living in La-La-Land - it's been known to happen. *wink*

David Jace said...

Uhmm.. time and waist management?

I want to write more regularly, keep up to date on my lesson plans/school stuff, and lower how many rattlesnakes I have to kill to make a snakeskin belt!


*Legal Notice: No rattlesnakes were harmed in the writing of this post.

Thassodar Jax said...

A new year? That particular custom is rather meaningless to me. I suppose the more primitive Earth culture were unaware of the continuous revolutions of their solar system when the tradition started.

The idea of waiting until a "new year" to make promises for self-improvement, however, just feels like procrastinating.

Nevertheless, it is part of the endearing culture of these Earth natives. It's even on the list of recommended holidays in the visitor pamphlets.

Candy said...

I've promised myself not to fall in love with every guy I meet - I mean not every guy of course. not old ones. like over twenty five - well maybe twenty eight.
But I like falling in love... oh well.


As for my author she'd better get her butt into trying to get an agent. Whats the good of having all these novels and characters crowding out the guest room?

Good luck with your's everyone and happy 2011!

Faldur said...

I resolve to kill Raynor.

Marenya said...

I believe that is an objective, Faldur. Not a resolution.

Is there no way you can see to improve yourself?

Of course not. You need no improvement, as we are all painfully aware.

Faldur said...

I fail to see why every aspect of my personality causes you pain, Marenya.

It IS a resolution, since I have resolved to do it. And since I am acting on your behalf, I should think you would be at least faintly grateful.

Marenya said...

I resolve not to argue with Faldur. So I shall hold my tongue.

Aidan said...

Dude, I am so perfect the way I am.

Marc said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU'RE SO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!

Aidan said...

Okay okay, I resolve to capture Maliquium and keep him in an underground cage forever and ever amen.

How's that?

Maliquium said...

These human customs bore me. And, Aidan, I welcome you to try.

Aidan said...

um, Marc??

Marc said...

Nope, not me, mate.

Fuck me, the old bastard does leave a sour taste, doesn't he? Time for whiskey.

Ah, resolutions? Drink more whiskey. That's mine.

Olivia Harper said...

Wow. What a conversation. I'm not even sure where to go from here...

...except that I resolve to have more fun and travel more in the new year. Africa, here I come!

Jason said...

I'm afraid my dad has banned Aidan from CIC for a bit until we get a lock on Maliquium. Can't have the old bugger tracking him from here. Of course Aidan thinks we're over-reacting, but caution is imperative when it comes to the enemy. I've no other goal in my year or my life than keeping him safe and in fighting condition.

I'm sure you all understand, especially Faldur. (On a side note, I may ask Faldur's assistance in hunting sometime. He seems a quite capable bloke.)

I haven't been to Africa in over a century, Olivia. I hear it's quite changed in places. I look forward to hearing about your adventures there.

And please excuse my brother and young cousin for neglecting to say the obvious: Christine and Laura, you both are lovely just the way you are.

Laura Martone said...

Aw, shucks, thanks, Jason. Now, I'm blushing.

Good luck, by the way, with your Aidan duties. Seems like you have your work cut out for you!

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David Jace said...

Starbucks, that's fantastic!! I'm so thrilled to hear that. Congratulations!

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Thx :)

Laura Martone said...

Congrats, Betsy! That's wonderful news. I can't wait to read the boys' saga - and sequels? That is so freakin' awesome!

Thanks for sharing it here - seems like at least a couple of us are still floating around. In fact, I was planning to post a group story later today, just to test the waters. In the meantime, congrats again!

P.S. Hi, Dave! Good to "see" you here. Hope your holidays were pleasant.

Jil said...

HI, Im here too! Starbucks, how exciting! Congratulations! Great way to start a year!

Fresh Water Mermaids said...

More Magic! More Fun!

Laura Martone said...

Indeed, Jil. Getting published is always a great way to start the new year!

Although I'm not a published novelist (yet), seeing my Florida Keys travel guide in print was a good way to kick off 2011!

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