December 31, 2009

Making a to-do about 2010

I'm not even sure I'll get today's to-do list completed. So, in the grand, self-centered tradition of making annual to-do lists that are not likely to get to-done, I hereby document my resolutions commitments objectives aspirations for 2010.

(I actually like my Day Job, but if you want my Day Job objectives, ya hafta go aks my boss. You won't read them here, even though they're a huge part of what my 2010 will be.)

  • Finish my revision of Andie's Gold, then query in earnest. Don't stop until someone sees it for the work of brilliance it is.
  • Post at least one new poem every week to my private blog. Mid year, figure out if it's possible to sell an anthology of light verse for kids.
  • Shore up the Unlucky 26 and look for any small, quirky publishers who might like it.
  • Complete my training for Scouting and become more actively involved in the troop. Make sure Sam bridges and Ethan achieves at least First Class.
  • NOT sign up as a soccer coach again unless Sam really really really REALLY wants me to.
  • Do something fun and different for our 20th wedding anniversary. about.com says I should do something Chinese because china is the traditional 20th anniversary gift. Huh?
  • Read at least six novels.
  • Attend my high school 25th reunion.
  • Brew one batch of beer each quarter and try some new recipes.
  • Random other things: Submit to Jason Evans' contests and a couple other things through the year. Volunteer at the San Francisco Writers Conference. Keep up with friends' blogs, and cultivate existing non-virtual friendships. Try to get over to EE's place more often. More consistently hit the gym. Journal more often. Take a couple of interesting vacations (possibly Hawaii?) and visit family.
Typical schlock, right? But hey, it's my typical schlock. You want someone else's typical schlock, go visit their blog.

6 comments:

jjdebenedictis said...

Sounds like great schlock to me! Good luck with all of it and have a happy New Year.

jinksy said...

I'd love to be able to read your poetry for kids - any chance of being let into the magic circle?

pjd said...

JJdB, thanks and happy new year to you too!

Jinksy, I will have The System send you an Invitation which you may then Accept.

Anyone else who wants in may send me your email address. I only keep it private so publishers won't consider the work "published" since it's password protected for just friends.

Robin S. said...

Good luck with your list, and Happy New Year!!

Aniket said...

I love your private blog poems even more than the Haiku. They somehow don't appear on the reader though. Maybe bcoz of the private settings and all.

Will try to keep an eye out for it. (That makes one on my list, I guess :D)

Bernita said...

"Do something fun and different for our 20th wedding anniversary. about.com says I should do something Chinese because china is the traditional 20th anniversary gift. Huh?"

Find her an antique "Beckoning Cat"...