I pretty much hate New Year’s Eve. Being a relentless overachiever, it’s the ultimate deadline – and one that I’ve usually failed to meet. By the time Big Ben chimes, I can only think of the things I have left undone. This tends to make me very bad company at NYE parties, and usually means I drink too much and get maudlin.
I have not written a book this year (although I have written most of one…), I have not written a song every month (although I have written a few, including the surprise geek-pop hit The Science of Love), I have not lost 2 stone (although I have made a lot of delicious chocolate brownies), I have not degreased and re-oiled my bike regularly (although I have saved around £700 by cycling and running to work).
So, for the record, here are my resolutions for 2010:
-Finish novel and send to agents/publishers
-Learn to use Ableton audio software
-Write 5 songs
-Keep blogging regularly
-Do some more standup comedy
-Play as many gigs as possible with the Shadow Orchestra and Sunday Driver
-Take better photos (just bought a new camera – wooo!)
Those should be doable, I reckon. What about yours?