Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here's To A Wondrous New Year's!

New Year's resolutions? Aren't we doing this post a little early? I mean, it's not even...Oh. Right.

Forgive me. I'm still in shock from the Christmas holiday. Fifteen hours in a car, thanks to an apocalyptic ice storm in Indiana, with my toddler has rendered my brain into oatmeal. Not to mention I still have two books to revise in the next two weeks...

But, yes. New Year's resolutions. I could rattle off a whole list of promises, like not eating fast food six times a week, getting at least eight hours of sleep, working out every day, drinking less wine, etc.

But let's get serious. While all of those are worthwhile intentions, I have a vision of myself in February, happily eating McDonald's fries and drinking a glass of nice Cabernet. So, I'd rather focus on a bigger picture resolution--especially one connected to writing.

My primary resolution for next year is to enjoy the publishing roller coaster. To celebrate every little step. To always feel the joy and to never take anything for granted. To remind myself how lucky I am to know exactly when I will hold a copy of my book in my hands. To always feel a little jolt in my stomach when I see my name on Amazon.

(Oh but Amazon? You're on notice. WHERE is my copy of Wondrous Strange? You said it was to arrive yesterday, yet my doorstep was sad, forlorn and empty all day. Now you're saying it will arrive today. It better. I cannot ring in the new year without it!)


Book Spot said...

Maybe your book's in Ohio ;) I sent my friend a present & it got stuck in Columbus Christmas Eve so she got it the day after XMas-she lives like an hour from there. And now I have boots coming from Amazon that should have been here & they're in Cincinnati & rescheduled for the 5th. (the first thing at least they told me was due to the bad weather.)

And for even trying you're doing better than me, I haven't really thought about resolutions.

Jillian Cantor said...

15 hours in the car. With a toddler!! Doesn't sound like much of a holiday!

I think your primary resolution is great -- and I hope your copy of WS arrives today. I stayed up late finishing mine last night and it was wondrous!!

Maureen Lipinski said...

Book Spot--your boots were probably stuck in I-65, much like myself!

When the normally 5 hour trip down to Cincy turns into 10 hours...Let's just say it's not a good way to start the holidays!!

Although, the craziness did provide some beautifully choice moments for my next book!

Lesley Livingston said...

"enjoy the publishing roller coaster"

Do it! Absolutely! It's hard, sometimes, to remember to actually enjoy this once things start to really roll.

Here's hoping WS doesn't remain MIA!

lisapatton said...

You're right, enjoy your book's publication in all its glory. Since you're three months ahead of me I can't wait to hear all about it!