Yes, I know it’s February today – nothing gets by me.

That pesky to-do listStill, in the spirit of new year, new yew, I thought I’d put a few of my resolutions for 2012 down on paper (so I can be beaten with them later of course).

  • Get a haircut and get a real job*
  • Clean out the crap
  • Exercise on a regular basis
  • Write more and
  • Just do more in general

The most critical one is the first one – can’t live off air and pixie dust forever. So I need to get off my proverbial and find that job. It’ll come, I’m sure – 2012 is going to be a great year!

Cleaning out the crap is an important one as I’ve managed to collect quite a lot of it in the 13 years since we moved into this house. At the end of the day, most of it’s taking up space and isn’t used on a day-to-day basis anyway.

Exercise. Well, we all need to do more – damn computers!

I have a lot of goals for writing this year, one of which is to be more regular with my blogs, book reviews and other activity around writing. Now that my third book in the Jaared Sen Quartet is finished, I hope to have some breathing space.

And yes, I need to do more all round. It’s too easy to get sucked into the interwebs and put off doing the important thing. (Who’d have thoughts kittens playing pianos could be so riveting?)


What’s the point of resolutions?

“What’s the point of resolutions?”, I can hear you ask. Well you might, as most of them seem to get abandoned within a few weeks of that kiss at midnight. I guess I like to treat it a bit like a ‘to do’ list – if it’s on the list, I’ve got something to aim for. And frankly, this year, they’re a lot more critical than in previous years.

Besides, I’m just doing what everyone else seems to be doing and sharing the standards by which I expect to be pilloried in 2008- I mean 2012.

Go on, share your resolutions for the year!

*Thanks G. Thorogood