Candice : Though you will be reading this post on the 1st Jan 2013, I’m afraid I refuse to get up in time to write it so I’m writing this in 2012.
I’ve had a nice Christmas break, hope you have had too? To be honest there has been a lot of lazing around, but it has been much required. I’ve managed to miss watching either “The Wizard of Oz” or “One of our dinosaurs is missing” but have caught some good Xmas telly and done some nice slobbing. To make up for it I did do a 5k run at the gym earlier, it just about got rid of last night’s chocolate intake.
So, it comes to the time of year where you are reminiscing about what you have, and haven’t done, and if there is anything you can change for 2013. I have to say, having been to the gym today I can already see what January and February are going to be like on that front – lots of people joining with great intentions and then failing miserably after two months. That is the point I get annoyed as I’m like, ‘stop hogging the treadmill in your stupid shoes and outfit with price tags still on, and let us proper gym people who have been coming for last 12 months, get on!’
I’ve read my stars for this year, courtesy of the Sunday Times, and looked at making some resolutions, so here they are:
1. Write more
Well yes, that is obvious I suppose. Nolan Parker seem to have gone through waves this year of major output and then nothing. I have got a good excuse (Phil knows) but once I got back into it the other week I remembered why I like writing and need to find more time to do it.
2. Write more
Yes, this is a repetition of number one but there are so many other reasons to write more! I follow Daisy Waugh, Sunday Times columnist, on twitter and she said something interesting the other day about tweeting feeling like a busman’s holiday. Well writing can feel like that to me. I spend all day facing a computer so coming home and turning one on feels like I never left, hence I don’t feel inclined to write anything evenings or weekends. Well, if that doesn’t work I need to find another way to do it.
3. Write more
Yup, that one again. I’m thinking repetition will make it stick. I saw a University friend of mine over Christmas. He runs a theatre company so has managed to get the thing we all want, a job he really loves and get paid for it! When I explained I would be late over as I had to work, he asked if I had been writing, I said unfortunately not, it was the paying job. Ah, I wish.
4. Write more
Oh yes and on that note, as least one of us has managed to get paid for it this year. Mr Phil Parker, published author. He’s done signings and everything! This time next year, ‘Nolan Parker Short Stories Collection’. There’s one to aspire to.
Happy New Year to you all and we look forward to amusing you in 2013!