I love New Year’s Day!! Yes, I’m running on three hours of sleep (big nap in my future) and yes, I am sort of regretting what I ate last night (pate and lobster – really, it tasted good at the time) but there is something so fun about the concept of the FIRST DAY of the New Year.
It’s like everybody gets to call a giant do-over. Wipe the board clean and start fresh. Excellent.
The two biggest resolutions on my list are to write every day this year – every single day, no matter what – and to try to run 20 miles every week.
I also resolve to win the lottery.
What promises did you make to yourself?
So the day after Christmas I went back into seclusion at a secret Marriott location that offered free bagels and coffee each morning. (It wasn’t fair to make the kids home on break maintain worshipful silence just because I had a deadline.) The writing went so well I had a headache most of the time, and am well into the second draft. (This is the draft that is supposed to transform the chaos of draft one into something resembling linear storytelling.) One day when I was out running, BH stopped at the hotel and dropped off this plant and some Red Bull. You can also see the miso soup I drank gallons of, and some of my notecards.
After 5 days at the hotel, it was very nice to come home in time for the New Year’s celebration. BH cooked up masses of seafood on the grill and we ate way too much of the stuff that we now have to sweat off at the gym.
What did you do last night? What are your resolutions?