Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Family Comes First in 2012

Hello Everyone,
Greetings from West Virginia.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Mine was exceptional.  The fam feasted on ham and turkey, we watched a couple of movies and mostly took the time to relax and enjoy each other. 

 It seems the older I get the more I treasure our get-togethers.  Mainly because there are not enough of them. The eldest of my three sons is off at college and he stays busy with his fraternity.  My middle son is a Senior in high school.  When he's not with his girlfriend he's with his buddies.  My ten year old stays busy with school and sports, and hubby works long hours.  Unfortunately, their hectic schedules leave little time to hang out. 

What's really sad is I did not realize how rare family time was until we were all together.  Since the New Year is only a few days away I decided to list my resolutions now.  I'm sure it comes as no surprise that my number one priority is to take advantage of every free moment with my family.  I already scheduled monthly dinners with my eldest (used shopping for supplies and extra money as an incentive for him to come home).   Additionally, I implemented a new rule.  From here on out, the rest of the family will dine together at least four times a week. 

Number two on my list of to do's in 2012 is, to begin the querying process.  I've used the final polishing thing as an excuse to stave off rejection.  Well, no more.  Come Hell or high water I'm going to suck it up and send my manuscript off to agents and publishers.  Since rejection is inevitable, keep your eyes peeled for the forthcoming woe-is-me's, etc.(:

Finally, it wouldn't be a very good New Year if I didn't begin it with at least one cliched resolution, so, drum roll, please----I commit to lose twenty pounds and get in shape.  So it is written and so it shall be done.  
Have any of you made a list of goals?  If so, I'd be interested to know what they are.  Until Next Year, happy writing my friends.  Wishing you all the best in 2012.