2014: New Goals, New Wings

I’ve been absent from my blog for several weeks now because of my fabulous trip to Bolivia to visit family. A poem I wrote while on vacation will be posted on this blog next week. Stay tuned! Still got to do some editing.

It’s always invigorating to see the turn of a new year come to pass. And one of the most fun things to do is make New Year’s resolutions. The hard part is keeping them. One of my New Year’s resolutions is spending an equal or a long amount of time exercising after sitting a couple of hours writing. It’s so easy to just sit there and browse the Internet after having written something.

However, I don’t like to go running in the freezing cold (I live in Canada. The weather we’ve been having is insanely cold!) and I’m not crazy about using indoor exercise equipment unless I have some entertainment to watch. What I do have is Just Dance 4 for the Wii! Every day I write, I dance an hour away in the evenings.

What do you do to shake yourself up a bit after writing for hours or indulging yourself in some down time? And what are some of your New Year’s resolutions? Want to finish writing your novel or a book of poetry? Want to get published? Hit the comments!

2 thoughts on “2014: New Goals, New Wings

  1. Grace Pringle says:

    More exercise is a great resolution. I have the same problems with it, it could be fun to try the dancing too since we just got a Wii U.
    Another of my resolutions is to finish “Between the Shadows” and send off query letters for “Silver Blood,” I keep delaying it because I’m afraid it’s not good enough.

    1. leahlindeman says:

      Ooh, the Wii U. Maybe I’ll try it sometime when I come over. I’m glad you want to send off your query for your first book. At some point you have to stop editing it and be happy with what you’ve accomplished. Most probably you’ll get rejected over and over again until you get the right response. Some agents tell you why they don’t want to represent your book. That might give a clue as to what you need to do to get it to be attention-worthy. I’ve been rejected more times than I count, but it’s come to the point where I view it as a step closer to my goal.

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