All right, it's more than half a day late and many many many dollars short, but I'm saying it anyway. And to celebrate, I'm changing up my blog. Don't know if I'm in love with the template I picked, but I am too lazy and inept to seriously customize this thing, so it will have to do. I have visions in my head of awesome graphics and gorgeous colors but they all look like gobbledegook when expressed in HTML, so forget it.
I'm also supposed to be cleaning my house right now (it's a New Year's Day tradition), but I just don't feel like it. I hit the internet instead of the bottle last night, but still ended up with something of a hangover. Internet hangovers differ from alcohol induced ones in that there is less nausea but a bigger headache.
So I'm relaxing, trying to collect my thoughts before I write my mandatory daily wordcount for January (500 words a day ought to be doable even for me, right?). If I stick to that, I'll have Chancellor's Bride in my editor's hand by the end of the month, and then it's on to something new--that is, something I started sometime in the last year or two, but only let myself write a few thousand words of. I think I might try that f/f romance idea I've been kicking around. Not a lesbian romance, mind you, an f/f romance--there's a difference that's hard to put into words, like the difference between Gibson's London Dry Gin and Tanqueray (I'm always up for a booze analogy the day after a party).
I know many people make New Year's Resolutions. I've always seen them as pointless set-ups for feelings of failure, and the prevailing sentiment among my acquaintances seems to bear this out. Therefore, in the spirit of self-validation and optimism, I'm making some realistic resolutions for the coming year. In 2009 I resolve to:
Keep drinking when I feel like it
Clean my house less (totally doable)
Be more content with what I have
Put on ten pounds (heck, I may even exceed my goal here)
If you all have any resolutions, feel free to share in the comments. Realistic ones only, please.