New Year’s Resolutions

They say the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight (publishing a book is #2).  At the beginning of November I started the “Month of Living Dangerously” (#MonOLivDa) where I would attempt to write 50,000 words to my new novel (in association with National Novel Writing Month) and lose 20 pounds (in association with not eating anything).

I successfully wrote 50,000 words in 30 days. I wasn’t successful with my 20 pound goal. I only reached 13 pounds lost in 30 days.  However, today I’m happy to report I finally crossed that 20 pound finish line (21 pounds, actually).  And with 50,000 words written, I estimate I have about 30,000 more to complete Idle Hands.  And I estimate I have about 7 more pounds to lose to get to my ideal weight.  I doubt I’ll complete both of those in January, but perhaps…

So, in other words, New Year’s Resolutions continue long after the first of the year.  And if publishing a book is among your New Year’s Resolutions, check out this month’s promotion at Outskirts Press (three times as many free author’s copies).