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April is THE month for New Year's Resolutions

March 23rd, 2009 at 07:45 am

I think April will be THE month that I knock a huge resolution off of my list-- to write a novel in a month (even if it's terrible!) I think I could use that kind of self-esteem and accomplishment boost. I've wanted to write a book for, well, ever, so I think April will be the month I will dedicate to it. If it goes well, I may try it again later in the year.

I am going to turn down all freelance assignments for the month (they haven't been that great or lucrative, so I don't feel like I'm missing much). Plus, all of the articles I have to write at the moment are due on or before April 1, so it will work out nicely.

As far as other resolutions, as you can tell by my sidebar, the financial ones aren't moving along too quickly. I talked about our trouble saving in an earlier post.

I have met my goal of hosting a stitch n bitch twice a month at my house, so I have some non-baby social interaction. I've also joined the gym and so far have been reasonably consistent in going, even though I find gyms incredibly boring. Hopefully, this will get me close to losing 10 pounds by the end of the year.

So, it appears the stage has been set and the foundation laid for the goals, so hopefully they will come to fruition by the end of the year.

4 Responses to “April is THE month for New Year's Resolutions”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Cool! I have a friend who wants to do a NaNoWriMo-type challenge, but in a better month than November (it's true, that's a really tough month to fit it in). He's thinking about April or May, and I'm going to join him. So I may be doing this at the same time, or shortly after you!

    My disclaimer: I've tried and failed at NaNoWriMo for several years now, so my faith in my prolific-ness (proliferation?) is somewhat shaky. But if you don't play, you can't win! Smile

  2. thriftorama Says:

    I have never done it, but I think I do have a slight advantage because I write for a living. I used to work at a daily newspaper, so I am used to turning out pages of copy every day. It will be my first attempt at fiction in a long time, though, so we'll see. I would like to take the lessons I learn from this and use it to write a nonfiction book later in the year.

  3. momcents Says:


    Check into your community college's non-credit courses. You might be able to find a writer's group that meets weekly. I thought about doing that, but that was before I had kids that have scheduled activities almost every week night!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    when i was younger i used to write a lot - there was a stage at school where the teacher read a novella i had written to the class, a chapter every week (i was about 12).
    i have had 'writers block' for a few years but i am shaping up some stories in the back of my head. you've inspired me to start writing again. good luck to you, i think you will do well.

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