I don't really like to make resolutions - I suppose a resolution is the sort of thing that you give to Neville Chamberlain. It's a nudge and a wink and go back on it five minutes after reassuring yourself that it is indeed quite true. My New Year's resolution is 1280x800.
If I'm actually going to do something then I make plans. For instance, I have plans afoot to write my first book this year. I am a fan of pithy narrative non-fiction, a travel writing niche opened up by the likes of my favourite writer Tim Moore, and I want to get in on that action.
I'm not going to talk too much about my plans, because of the unique way I plan for them to be funded, there's no point in giving away the fun for free. I'm going to self-publish, shamelessly self-promote and then I'm going to persuade a publisher to take it on. It will be part-adventure, part-homage and part-history lesson and I'm really looking forward to it.
I so very much want to do this and make it happen that I have taken the bold step of saying so on this here blog, which so studiously avoids the dull minutiae of daily life. This won't turn into one of those dull I'm-writing-a-book blogs when I finally get down to do the dirty deed, but in return for this largesse I shall expect you to buy at least 12 copies each.
Also, I'm planning to give up smoking and lose three stone*.
*N.B. This isn't true.
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