Now I know how The Stone Roses felt.
So, a bit more info this time I think. After realising that I have set the same new years resolutions for the past 5 years or so, I decided 2011 was the year to finally fulfil them. Or forget them forever!
I have been completing a writing correspondence course for around, ahem, 7 years (I wonder if this is some kind of record) and I take occasionally part in a weekly online competition but that is the total sum of my endeavours. I have given up my (part-time) job and plan to dedicate the time I've gained to writing. I hope to finish the course, enter lots of competitions, write some short stories that I'm pleased with and then write a series of best selling novels which will be snapped up by HBO immediately. Of course the last one is a joke. I mean Warner Bros.
At the same time, I'm also going to hit the gym in a big way (pun very much intended) and so by the end of the year I will be a toned, fit & published writer. OR I will be embracing the bulge, begging for my library job back and setting some very different resolutions for 2012!
I will be tracking my progress here. I very much hope that there is progress to track. I am naturally very, very lazy. I waste chunks of the day on facebook and am constantly fighting the urge to crash on the sofa with a huge plate of hummus and watch Come Dine with Me re-runs. Any hints, tips or encouragement would be very welcome.