Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Wouldn't it be nice if..."

This was supposed to be the day reserved for my thoughts. This presupposes I have thoughts to share. I actually don't, right now. It's late on a Saturday night--though through the magic of the Interwebs you'll be seeing this on Sunday--and I'm watching M*A*S*H, reflecting on my lack of diet Coke, and trying to write the beginning of chapter 8 of our current novella.

I would post about my New Year's Resolutions, but I always fail, and then feel like a failure for the rest of the year, so why put myself through that? I have a series of "Wouldn't it be nice...?" statements, though.

Wouldn't it be nice if I graduate?
Wouldn't it be nice if I started eating healthy meals?
Wouldn't it be nice if this whole writing thing becomes more like a career?

There's less pressure that way. I also have less weighty considerations.

Wouldn't it be nice if I found an awesome new author this year?
Wouldn't it be nice if the new Star Trek movie rocks my socks?
Wouldn't it be nice if Wilco announces a concert in Salt Lake City?


Ok, so, those three things are a little out of my hands, but still, they would be nice, wouldn't they?

So, forget about NYR's. What are your "Wouldn't it be nice..." statements?

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Wouldn't it be nice...if I won the lotto this year, doesn't even have to be the big one.

Wouldn't it be nice...if I could treat my son to a trip to Ireland for his college graduation this spring.

Wouldn't it be nice...if I could visit my son who now lives in Georgia.

and of course the magical:

Wouldn't it be nice if I could lose weight just be wishing really, really hard.lol