New Year’s Resolution

I love Christmas It’s a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. However, I think it’s a very good turn of the calendar that the New Year arrives so quickly after the last present is opened. After a season of over-indulgence, it’s nice to go into a new year thinking you have a clean slate and a chance to get it right this time.

This is why New Year’s resolutions are so popular.

My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 is to be more patient. Impatience is not a good characteristic for a writer since we spend half our time waiting. We wait for word from publishers and agents about book contracts, we wait for edits back from editors, and we wait for release dates. Actually, I do pretty well with that kind of waiting because I can do other things while I wait. The type of waiting I hate is everyday waiting: waiting in line, waiting in traffic, and waiting in the airport. Shiver! The airport is the worst.

I’m not sure how I’m going to address this problem yet, but I’m open to ideas. No yoga suggestions, please. I tried that a few years ago and thought I’d go crazy waiting for the meditation portion to end.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Wishing you and safe, happy, and healthy 2011!

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2 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution

  1. My suggestion is just a little bit of meditation. Believe it or not, it’s not just for Buddhists or the New Age people. I read a book (believe it or not) about meditation several years ago and there’s a chant/meditation that is supposed to calm and center the person doing it. It goes like this, and yes, it may sound familiar to some: “Nam myo ho renge kyo.” It’s pronounced “nahm myoho rengay keeo”. If you need assistance with this, let me know and I’ll give you my phone number. But Amanda, I highly recommend this meditation. It may take a couple tries before it actually works. But this is best done when you close your eyes and try to center yourself. Good luck!

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