Kathy: Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet?
Red: Think about, Kathy. You write my life. The only thing I can control is to bug the crap out of you to keep writing. I just keep pinging at your brain and hanging around until you sit down and put the next chapter of my life in the manuscript.
Kathy: (laughing) You’ve done a fine job of that this year. No need for improvement there.
Red: How about you? That’s the real question – what are you going to do get done this year?
Kathy: Well, I only had 5 resolutions last year and I managed to accomplish 2 ½ of them. That’s not too bad, but I think this year I’m going for the gold.
Red: What’s that?
Kathy: I’m going to dedicate myself to propelling a book of mine into the top 100 bestsellers on Kindle.
Red: Now that’s a commitment! Aren’t you afraid of telling everyone in the world that?
Kathy: (chuckling) I’m pretty sure not everyone in the world reads this blog…
Red: (pouting a little) Well, they should! I’m just saying.
Kathy: You might be a little biased. Anyway, I think it’s a great idea to let other people know what your goals are if they’re not too personal. I really believe New Year’s Day is a time for renewal, for new beginnings. If you tell the right people, they can help you get there. Right?
Red: Right, I guess. I wouldn’t know. Being simply a character in your head, I don’t have a lot of experience with this. So, I’m just going to defer to you.
Kathy: Maybe I’ll have you make some resolutions in the next book.
Red: Oh, which book is that? The sequel, Red is an Attitude, or the sequel’s sequel?
Kathy: Maybe I’ll set the third book in the right time frame for a New Year’s party. That would be good. I love a New Year’s party anyway.
Red: Are we going out this weekend?
Kathy: Nope, staying home. I’m starting a new beginning myself this weekend. In fact, we’re holing up for the entire three days to knock out a new novella. Are you with me?
Red: Is it about me?
Kathy: Nope, sorry. But I’m pretty sure you can inform this new character, Maggie.
Red: Hmmm. I guess I’m onboard. Do you think she’ll dig Michael Buble, too?
Kathy: I say we give it a try. You can sit on my right shoulder and Maggie on my left. It’ll be fun.
Red: Will there at least be Bloody Marys?
Kathy: How about eggnog?
Red: Oh, yeah! It’s on. Happy New Year everyone!
Kathy: From both of us…