December 15, 2014

Trollop with a Question #35

I make resolutions all year long. Or, really, I should say: I make—and break—resolutions all year long. But as New Year's is right around the next bend—how did that happen?!—I thought I'd toss out the query for today's Monday question.

What resolutions do you plan to make this year?

I always seem to have the same types of goals: finish more stories and novels—especially The Lizard Queen, my sci-fi shifter novel started in the 90s (I don't even think the term "shifter" existed—mine was  inspired slightly by Kafka's Metamorphosis and slightly by the B-movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and The Great Distraction, begun in 2011, maybe, and Girls Who Wear Glasses, dating, God, to 2002? (When I first pitched this novel to my publisher, I was told nobody would buy a novel about a fem-domme heroine. Times—how they've changed.)

Some books and stories write themselves. I sit down, and the story appears. Fully formed. More often than not, I layer and build until a work is complete. The stragglers—they're the ones that keep me up in the night.

As for other resolutions? I like to make ones I know I have a shot at keeping, so: I will continue to be loyal, stick up for my friends, drink more coffee, watch my mouth, splurge on perfume, wear red lipstick for no reason, spin my discs (rather than my wheels), lose hours on the telephone, eat Sweet Tarts, and learn to sew.

Can't wait to hear yours...



Miz Angell said...

Oh my. Resolutions. Well, the same ones make and break themselves - lose weight, get a better job.

I think this year I'm going to follow your example and make some I believe I can keep. Take better care of my physical, mental and emotional health, read more, write more, laugh more.

HAVE MORE SEX. That's number one. Whether alone or with someone else. :P

And as always, be the best me I can for those I love. said...


1-Continue to identify and address health issues, particularly the ones interfering with going to the gym. (piriformus muscle, I'm looking at you. Prepare to be botoxed.)

2-Try to find a balance between the mom thing, the wife thing, and the writing thing.

3-Continue to sing along loudly to music as I drive.

4-To watch all 10 seasons of friends once it's on Netflix

5-Sex. Sex sex sex. It's probably bad that I thought of that after the Friends thing, isn't it?

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Every year I try to get less bogged down in life's small stuff, and every year that doesn't happen. Maybe next year!


Jeremy Wright said...

I don't think I have ever seriously made a resolution. I like candy too much to give that up.. Recently got promoted... I guess I will try and make more time for myself and read more. (About 6 books or so I want to read that I haven't had a chance to start yet.) And definitely leave more reviews for Alison ;)