A Writer’s Resolution

It’s a week and a half late, but still, happy new year!

The most common New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight and get into shape.  Seen in the right light, my resolutions are pretty similar.  I resolve to streamline my writing process, to cut out the fluff and hand wringing and second guessing, until my writing speeds along like a sleek greyhound.  And with that I resolve to write a short story a week.  This isn’t the first time I’ve made this resolution, but hey, how many people resolve every year to lose ten pounds?  By this time next year, I aim to have fifty or so stories, some of which may actually be decent, and a well-honed writing discipline.

The kids are back in school, and my husband is back from his conference.  Time to crack my knuckles and get down to business.