Jan

2

2013

My “It’s Time To” List

Filed under: Check-it-out, Pondering, The Opposite of Gravity, Touching the Surface, Vacation Madness, Writing

January 2nd of any year fills me with as much excitement as the kick off of the holiday season. As much as I love all the hoopla, I also love the the un-hoopla. In fact, by New Year’s Day, my hoopla meter has begun to spin into a red-hot, critical alert zone and it’s only with the careful removal of decorations, making writing a priority, the return to exercise and healthy eating that I can survive. Today, two out of three of my boys are back in school and it it will be that way until Tuesday, so I’m thinking of these last half-hoopla days as kind of a blitz to get ready to get down to the business of revision. ┬áDecorations will get stowed, healthy food shopped for and the laundry needs to get done! (Ha! you knew that was coming.) All in preparation for me digging in and finishing my revisions ASAP! It is time. The story I’m writing is pushing me to go out into the world.

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So, here is my list of “resolutions” or what I’m thinking of as my IT’S TIME TO list for 2013.

 

It’s time to…

*Return to healthy eating and exercise-PRONTO! I feel toxic and I can’t stand it.

*Try very hard to get to bed at an earlier hour and get more sleep. I do everything better with more sleep.

*Finish revising THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY with a hard focus.

*Sell THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY!

*Continue to market the heck out of TOUCHING THE SURFACE and sell more copies.

*Sell the foreign rights of TOUCHING THE SURFACE. (Come on–how cool would that be?)

*Do more school visits because I love them.

*Be a speaker at more writing and book events. (Putting my blabber mouth to use.)

*Continue to read in and outside my box, because every book I ingest informs my future writing endeavors. Be a sponge.

*Continue to know who I am as a writer. This is my journey and only I can own it.

 

 

What about you? What’s on the agenda for 2013? How do you feel about the hoopla? Are you ready for a clean slate or are you curled up under a crunchy tree, eating the last of the cookies and singing carols? What’s the plan Stan?

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  1. I started a little campaign called “8 in 2013” to get people to take on 8 projects in 2013. I’m hoping it inspires people to up their game in their favorite hobby or pastime. So I’m going to continue to focus on health, fitness, and writing, but get back to knitting with 8 shawls planned for 2013.

    http://www.spajonas.com/2012/12/30/8-in-2013/

    P.S. It’s been too long since I last saw you! We need to get together soon. Are you doing the SCBWI NY conference? I haven’t signed up yet! Email me!

    • Yes!!!! You must come!!!!! I’ll email. Did you ever get my Christmas card. I think I accidentally sent it to your old addie. Grrrrrr

      • I did not get your card ­čÖü How sad! Did you get mine? It should have our new address on it ­čÖé

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