This is the calender I picked up for 50% off over at my local neighborhood Borders. Not sure who ZoZo the Magic Queen is, but I love this calendar. It’s the perfect calender for the new burst of creativity I hope to experience in 2010. I watched the ball fall in New York’s Time Square last night and I was touched to see that Dick Clark was still there! He has difficulty speaking but he was there for the start of 2010.
So, it’s January 1st of the New Year. I know some people like to cook special foods or do certain rituals in order to ensure happiness and success in the new year. I don’t do any of those but of course, like most of us, I can’t help thinking about and wanting to lose weight. A friend of mine, however, has offered to help me with my goal to do so, and I’m certainly not going to turn down her offer.
As for my writing, I can pretty much sum up my goals in four words. Publish more. Make money. 🙂
So, today I need to do a bit of organizing of my writing space and make a list of goals, at least for the first quarter of 2010. I find that easier than making some overall yearly goal.
Last year, on this very day my laptop died and my son had to wipe my hard drive and reload my operating system. Which, if I had not backed up everything, would have been a catastrophe of epic proportions. Anticipating such a horror again, yesterday on New Year’s Eve I backed up everything. Unfortunately, I had to do it manually on a series of thumb drives but one of the techy gadgets I intend to purchase as soon as I can is an external hard drive.
But laptop came on today and no problems (knock on wood) so far.
I had thought to buy one of those planners that you carry around in your purse or bookbag but I bought one last year and never used it. I have my Excel spreadsheets, with which I do most of my scheduling, a nice little black notebook, where I jot down ideas, notes and stuff I need to remember, and I recently downloaded a free software that PBW recommended called Chaos Manager. It’s a nice bit of software that’s on my desktop and has been instrumental in helping me schedule my writing and everything else.
It’s briskly chilly here. I’m talking temps dropping at some points to -25 degree windchills for the next few days! Big time brrrrrr!
So, anyway, here’s to a brand new spanking year. May it be prosperous, challenging, exciting and ultimately satisfying for us all!