Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year, New Beginning

I know it’s just another day to many people but for me, New Year’s Day is a new beginning every year. Red and I chatted about it last night.

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…


  1. Good luck to you!!!! I hope your book makes it to the top 100 - I'm rootin' for ya!

    My New Year's Resolution is to finish my fantasy novel...I really would love to have it done by February (I even made a counter for it on my I REALLY have too!)

  2. Right on, Nicole! That helps doesn't it, making a public commitment. Happy New Year to you!

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  4. Good luck on your resolution! I know you can do it. :)

  5. Kathy, I love your blog. Good luck with your resolutions and writing. I am right here cheering you one.

    Have A Wonderful New Year's Day,


  6. See what I mean about telling the right people? Thanks my friends! I can use the encouragement. Right now, I'm writing like a fiend. Planning on finishing a novella this weekend that I will publish next weekend. You all just gave me the boost I needed.