Friday, January 01, 2010

A shiny new year

Tradition (or is that superstition?) holds that what you do on the first of the year impacts what you will do for the rest of the year. That is why people eat collards on the first--the green collards represent green dollars and are supposed to ensure the year is a prosperous one.

I'm not terribly superstitious, but there are still a couple 'must do' activities on my list for today. Not surprisingly, these activities include things like writing, reading, and hooping (should probably pull out my paints, but I don't really see that happening). So, today I started the first draft of my next WIP. My first goal for the year (because I long ago gave up on resolutions) is to finish the draft by the end of the month. It's a big goal, and will be quite the sprint, but it's a brand new year and time for me to test my boundaries. I'm going for it!

What New Year traditions/superstitions do you subscribe to? What goals or resolutions do you have for this coming year?


Anonymous said...

I totally follow the, what you are doing on that day will reflect the rest of the year.

I stayed up till twelve to get my New Year's kiss. Upon waking, I worked on my NaNo novel. I researched a few magazine markets. I did my email and socializing bit. Well, let's just say I kept to my writer's schedule. I spent time with my boyfriend, enjoyed a good movie, and read a chapter in the novel Flank Hawk by Terry Ervin. The novel was part of the doing something new for the year. It's a fantasy, which I don't normally read. The story is intriquing. Should be a great year based on my first day.

My goal: to produce and submit, not much pressure but doable.

Have a great day!

Twilight-Forever said...

i don't know if this actually worked cuz i spent the day 1. watching a new (very good movie) movie in the theaters 2. going to the temple 3. going to my friends house 4. talking to family 5. writing some more of my new story 6. going to sleep late

Demon Hunter said...

Write waaay more than I did last year. And I do the collard green thing too, although I didn't get any this year, so maybe I'll actually get some money this time. LOL. :-D