Happy New Year, Readers!!!

How I felt the majority of 2016:


I’d like to take a moment to reflect on 2016… There that’s it. I’ve taken the moment. Thanks for nothing you dick punch of a year!

Now on to the hopefulness that the new year brings. For many of us this is the time to make resolutions, though I realize that many of us have already fallen off the wagon. (I tried not to eat a cookie today.) Well so much for that one, but I only really have a couple of resolutions, and so I think that makes my job in 2017 a little easier.

Here is my short list:

  1. Keep to my word count – 1,000 words a day (Including novels, posts, short stories)
  2. Submit 2 literary submissions to agents a day (This is quite low, but should be quite doable given the abundance of agents…many of whom have not seen the brilliance of my work.)
  3. Get to the Jiu Jitsu mats more – 3x a week (in aggregate – I’m including time in here for the likely bumps/bruises/my general bitchassness)
  4. Get the boys to school early enough to make “snack time”. (Translated: Get them the hell out of the house for my sanity’s sake.)
  5. Last but not least – Be a better dad/husband. (Have no idea how to do it but I’ll try.)

That seems like such a manageable enough list that I won’t fuck it up! (I left out the cookies. One can’t expect miracles!)

Here’s looking at you 2017!


© J. Manuel



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