Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Years Resolutions
(to be adhered to until shamelessly broken)

1. Read more non-fiction. I've been on a fiction bender recently. Time to get some mo' know-ledge.

2. Revamp my website. I designed the current site off the template for a law firm (if you search around you'll still find remnants). Time to get professional and update that sucker.

3. Finally watch "The Wire." Lots of folks are calling it the best show on tv. My current fav is "The Shield" (I'm gonna miss Lem), so let's see if this can claim the mantle.

4. Run more. After hernia surgery last year it took me about 6 months to get back into any kind of reasonable shape. On the plus side, I now have the same material inside my body that they use to make Pepsi bottles. Seriously.

5. Read PROBABLE CAUSE by Theresa Schwegel. I'm loving OFFICER DOWN and am officially a fan for life.

6. Drink absinthe. I've had an authentic bottle of the green demon sitting on my shelf for six months (a gift from an author). In 2007 I will crack the bottle.

7. Continue biting my nails when I press "Publish." It's often a tenuous line between what is and is not appropriate to write about here (I always err on the side of caution). I expect more of that in 2007.

8. Stop buying books when I have 75 on my shelf waiting to be read (Note: Too late. I already broke this one).

9. Go to more conferences and author signings. I had a blast at ThrillerFest, will be in attendance at Romantic Times in April (with full on deer-in-the-headlights look on my face the entire time). Hopefully I'll make it to many more interactive events.

10. Stop watching tv shows on my iPod. Like my eyesight isn't bad enough.

6 Comments:

Blogger Graham said...

Absinthe, huh? I just watched a show on the History channel last night about distilleries, including how absinthe is made. Watch out for the green elephants.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Fun Guy said...

Hernia surgery. I too had some sort of a meshy substance implanted in me five years ago. Awkwardly enough, I have an appointment with a surgeon tomorrow because something seems to be a little loose down there. Not fun, especially with baseball season coming up within months.

I have also heard (with Bill Simmons gushing as well) that the Wire is fabulous. I'll have to get around to it someday.

Just got an iPod (fantasy football winnings) and caught up on my Battlestar Galactica. The screen is surprisingly very clear and there's nothing like watching some Chappelle's Show while laying in bed.

Good luck on all those resolutions!
Ever thought of trying out the San Diego Comicon Jason? They have authors there. It's a blast.

-Paul Meadors

4:18 PM  
Blogger Agent Kristin said...

Ah, RT Conference in Houston. Get ready for the partly clothed male cover model contest.

Or, perhaps you'll really be getting in shape and participating?She says with a wicked grin.

Truly, attending RT is eye-opening. Just expect anything and you'll be fine.

Seriously though, it's the best fan book signing I've ever seen. Can't beat a 1000+ fans who want to meet you, buy your book, and have you sign it.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mystery Dawg said...

What is it with book shelves anyway? I'll stop when I run out of floor space. More to the point, I'll stop when my wife throws down the gauntlet...me or those damn books!

3:14 AM  
Blogger Goal Guru said...

The great thing about audio books, they don't take up space on the bookshelves.

Research shows people read a book once but they will listen to it on audio sometimes hundreds of times.

Let me know if I can help you with any of your Goals.

Live Your Dreams,

JIll Koenig

Author, Coach, Motivational Speaker
http://www.GoalGuru.com

11:31 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Krecker said...

You're trying to restrain your book buying? So, it's Jan 6, now. How's that going for you? ;-)

I finally made it through the stack of 25 books I bought at Thrillerfest this summer. Then holiday shopping went something like this: one for the Teenager, three for Elizabeth; one for Dad-Who-Would-Be-Outlaw, six for Elizabeth; one for mommie-o, six for Elizabeth;...and so on.

2:00 PM  

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