Friday, January 1, 2010

The Start of Something New!

I love the start of new things and today is no different. Isn't it fun to think about what you hope to achieve in a new year? There is so much possibility. So much hope.

I have big plans for 2010. I am starting a new novel this week which excites me tremendously. It will be my second, and just like my first, the premise is bad to the bone! But rather than get caught up in the mad dash to publication, I have decided to really work on my craft as an art. I want to write a book like Lips Touch, that is so creative and out of the box that it gets people talking.

And of course, I always plan to eat healthier, cook more for my family, and do more yoga. And I also want to sleep LESS. I heard on the news that sleeping less is a rare desire. In fact most people wish they could sleep more, but sleep isn't one of my problems. In 2010, I intend to wake up early, have my quiet time, tend to the kids and the laundry and then artfully craft my killer second novel until about 1-ish when I intend to quit writing and do everything else. Ya think it will work? I do!

May you all have a blessed fresh start this year!!!!!

Katie and Sarah Frances

P.S. Don't forget to eat your black eyed peas today!!!!! I think I might make mine into a sausage cheese dip with tortilla chips :-) Yummm


Christina Lee said...

sounds like great some goals to me!You can do it! Happy New Year!

Tamika: said...

Happy New Year Ladies! I'm simmering my black eyed peas now- can't wait!

Hardygirl said...

We're all in south Mississippi at my sister-in-law's dreamy lake cabin. I must figure out a way to sneak back down here sans family and write!

Great goals! But, I'm like the rest of the world and want to sleep more (i think I need to hook up a noisemaker to drown out our snoring dog).

My #1 resolution is to protect my writing time-no more volunteering or anything else when I'm working.

Happy new year everyone! It's gonna be a great one.


Sarah said...

Proof that I'm a total geek: The title of this post took me STRAIGHT to High School Musical 1. Which does start on New Year's Eve, so....

Happy New Year to both of you! I hope 2010 is a great one!

Anne Spollen said...

Great resolutions! Happy New Year to you both!

Stephanie Faris said...

I remember in my 20s making the resolution to sleep less. I was getting 8 hours a night and I reasoned if I cut it back to 7, I could get more writing in. Yeah...that lasted until February or so, when I realized I NEED 8 hours!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Katie--It sounds like you have a good plan. I wish I had made more interesting black-eyed peas...but we did have cornbread with them.

Best wishes to both of you in 2010!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Omigosh that looks delish!

Whenever I try to get up early, someone in my house will wake and there goes my quiet time.

I'm going to write my butt off this year. I have so many stories I'm dying to tell! Even if they never get published, I have to get them down.

storyqueen said...

I love you goal of writing something out of the, too!

Good luck!


jessjordan said...

That dip looks yummy. Hope you had enough black eyed peas for the both of us!

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