Here we are on the last day of 2010. I can't complain about the past 12 months. After all, I have had far worse years, but looking back upon the last 365 days there were not a lot of highlights or spectacular moments.
Here are the ones that come to mind ...
My beloved New Orleans Saints finally shed off decades of futility and claimed the big prize proving pigs really can fly.
Then there was the Milk Maid that hit upon me at Wal-Mart.
My wake-up call via Harper Lee.
And I did discover the cure for writer's block
I avoided the 7 deadly sins by embracing religion.
I learned that I am an important voice of Texas
And that Rick Perry and his staff are VERY bad researchers.
The year ended with my wife's one night stand.
Okay so maybe some good stuff did happen this year, but I can't really say much for the goals I had leading into 2010.
I am still an unagented, un-book-length published writer. There were a few writing successes. Another advance deep into Amazon's yearly contest, a nice paying gig writing football profiles, the completion of The Feedstore Chronicles, but my decade long goal of seeing a novel or full book length project published or the acquisition f an agent continued to elude me.
Once again, I head into 2011 with those goal's in mind.
Like a lot of people I have also made a resolution to shed a few pounds. About a week ago I stepped on tot he scales here at work and was greeted by a startling number -- 293. Being within a T-Bone and a twelve pack of Shiner of THREE HUNDRED pounds has be cutting back. No, that doesn't not mean I will be partaking of the green leafy Devil anytime soon. Or EVER.
Losing weight is a goal for 2011.
My reading slacked off last year and I partially blame that fact for my lowered productivity with my own writing. Reading a great book always prompts the urge to write within me.
My goal is to read 75 books in 2011.
Once upon a time I did a good job of responding to the comments left on my blog and often the conversation there overshadowed the original post.
Getting back in that groove is a goal for 2011.
I'll stick with those four. Managing them and spending quality time with my family will be tough enough.
May all of you have a great 2011 and thanks for spending part of you valuable time in 2010 stopping by to read and comment of my blog. I really do appreciate all of y'all.