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Revising… (Contest)
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

UPDATE: The winner is…Catherine Maguire!

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It is never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. ~ Nancy Thayer

I love that saying. It’s so simple and so true.

I love the thought of new beginnings. Today’s the beginning of a new month. I have a bright shiny new schedule prepared to help me step out with vigor. Whether I finish everything listed on that plan is still up in the air, but I have hope.

This is the first of December, which means there’s just one more month to go before a shiny new year begins. December is always filled with planning activities for both personal goals and writing goals. I take New Year’s resolutions seriously. One resolution my sister and I shared at midnight, December 31, 1999, was to become who we were meant to be. Which led us to writing. We stepped out smartly in January 2000 with very specific goals, and look at where we are now. We performed the ultimate revisions of our lives.

My question to you is whether you make New Years resolutions or not.
Comment for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card. 

25 comments to “Revising… (Contest)”

  1. Brenda gremli
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:28 am · Link

    I usually do not make a resolution. Too hard for me to keep them. Lol!!!!



  2. Diana Huffer
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:29 am · Link

    No, I do not make resolutions — new year’s or otherwise. I have found over the years that I’m just setting myself up for failure. I do set goals throughout the year, however.

    Thanks for the chance to win! 😀

    Diana Huffer
    dihuffer@gmail.com



  3. Amanda Propst
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:38 am · Link

    I don’t usually make them. Might make one this year though. I’d like to lose weight for my daughter’s wedding in the fall!



  4. Nat
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:39 am · Link

    I don’t! I have a little issue with anxiety so I rather not get stressed over it!



  5. Judy Rushing
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:43 am · Link

    To not let being so hard on myself and to fight even harder to keep my depression under control. 😆



  6. Julie Andrade
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:04 am · Link

    Yes I do make New Year’s resolutions. This year it’s to eat better and exercise more. 😉



  7. Karen
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:05 am · Link

    Hi Delilah! I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I can never keep them lol…



  8. Debbie Watson
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:28 am · Link

    I don’t usually cause I can’t keep them 🙂



  9. bn100
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:52 am · Link

    not really



  10. Elaine Swinney
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:53 am · Link

    I don’t make resolutions. I did when I was younger but they never seemed to stick. I say now, I will try to be a better person this year. 🙂



  11. Stacy
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 11:27 am · Link

    I don’t make resolutions because I have never been able to keep one!



  12. Catherine Maguire
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 11:59 am · Link

    I usually do not make a resolution, since I tend not to keep them.



  13. Dina Bushrod
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 12:50 pm · Link

    When I was much younger, I would celebrate with my Mom and Dad. We would go to the New Years Cabaret held by my BBF’s dad, who was a Latin band leader. We would dance away till 1-2 in the morning then we’d take my friends home where my dad would make breakfast for everyone at 3 in the morning and dance some more. Those were the days.



  14. Ginger Robertson
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Good afternoon Delilah,

    I use to make resolutions at the New Year but I no longer do so. But I must admit that you have me thinking about doing so this year…especially in regards to my finances.

    Many thanks,
    ginger



  15. laura
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 5:13 pm · Link

    I make them every year and do my best to complete them.



  16. ButtonsMom2003
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 5:46 pm · Link

    I stopped making them because I never followed through. I’m so glad that you and Elle aren’t like me. 🙂 Both of you are on my favorites list. <3



  17. Elizabeth Andrews
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 5:58 pm · Link

    I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions in a long, long time. I do make writing goals, though this year’s have gone to hell. lol

    I started working on my goals for the new year today while at work–we’re in our slowest month of the year, so it’s okay. 😉 And I actually have one personal goal I’m pondering–not a resolution, but a goal, which I’ll break down the way I break down my writing goals, so I have a better chance at reaching it.



  18. Elaine G
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I don’t make them. I never keep them so why bother 🙂



  19. Jen B.
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 8:46 pm · Link

    I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I believe in making promises to yourself throughout the year.



  20. Delilah
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 8:50 pm · Link

    LOL! So many of you don’t make that New Year list!! I would feel rudderless without a plan!



  21. Vonnie Alto
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 9:04 pm · Link

    I make a mix of New Year’s goals and writing resolutions. Sometimes the two are the same.



  22. Denise
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      · December 1st, 2015 at 10:31 pm · Link

    Yes… This new year we want to quit smoking and plan a well needed vacation…



  23. Charlene
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      · December 2nd, 2015 at 1:09 am · Link

    I do not make them any more. I could never keep them for long and then felt bad for my lack of self-discipline.



  24. Mary Preston
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      · December 2nd, 2015 at 1:42 am · Link

    No, I don’t keep them so as to avoid failure I don’t make them.



  25. Delilah
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      · December 5th, 2015 at 10:06 am · Link

    I like the “I believe in making promises to yourself all year” statement. And I can’t believe how many of you said you don’t make New Year’s resolutions because you know you’ll fail. 🙁

    I resolved to write 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo this year, but only made it to 40,000 words. I don’t consider that a failure. Also,have you never heard the old adage, “If you don’t try, you’ll never succeed?”

    Maybe, you need a goal support group. Some of us writers have those. We commit to our goals each week, and are accountable for stating our progress. That’s just one of the weapons in my arsenal that helps me keep focus on the end goal.

    Anyways, thanks so much for commenting. I always love seeing your comments and getting to know how you think. I appreciate the feedback!

    The winner of the gift card was chosen by a random number generator. That winner is…Catherine Maguire!