I have been hesitant this year to set resolutions, so instead, I've put together a list of things I am looking forward to in 2012...
-Watching the new season of Downtown Abbey starting this Sunday on PBS!
-Starting a new novel -- a sexy, disturbed female executive,an adult work. Enough said.
-Watching Smash on NBC, at least for Anjelica Huston!
-Reading the classics. I don't know which ones yet, but I feel like I have some significant gaps in my literary knowledge. For example, I like this new quote I found: "The greatest gift is a passion for reading. it is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is moral illumination." Elizabeth Hardwick. But then I had to look up who Elizabeth Hardwick was (literary critic, novelists, helped establish New York Review of Books). Am thinking of attempting Moby Dick, again. Other ideas?
-Attempting to write something completely different. I don't know what, yet!
-Getting physical -- getting back in to touch with my body -- (I'm writing it this way because I hate to say exercise. It's useless, for me, to have a resolution, to exercise x number of times a week). But this could involve a broader scope... meditation... and, yes, going to the Y and working out body parts.
-Being more 'there' for those I care deeply about ... being there, in the moment, for them. One of those moments, drinking hot chocolate with daughter, is here.
-Last thought, promoting LIE -- my debut young adult novel -- am doing several visits and workshops at Long Island schools in 2012 -- and am available for more in the Long Island, Westchester and Southern CT. areas.
What are you looking forward to?