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Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
Happy New Year!
Last year I made three resolutions and I’m going to do the same for 2014. Three seems like a manageable number. Here they are!
1. Start querying. I don’t mind if I’m not published within the year – that’s why I said “start.” I don’t care if I’m still working on this in college (or beyond) so long as I begin working on final revisions, finding an agent, et cetera. I’ll be busy with school and college applications, so this might be a good summer project. I’m a little scared because I’ve never done this before and don’t totally know what I’m doing, but I think I’ll figure it out eventually. Teens Can Write, Too! has a lot of posts explaining how querying and publishing work, for a start.
2. Become more proficient at hair / clothes / make-up / et cetera. Yeah, not the most serious of resolutions, but I don’t make them to impress others. They’re for me and this is something I’m interested in. I love dressing up and looking nice, but don’t often take the time to style my hair differently or pick out shoes to go with a dress because I just don’t know how. I poke myself in the eyes with the mascara wand, while my fashion sense is an interesting combination of “I Don’t Care,” “I Think This Is Clean,” and “Sixth Doctor.” I want to change this.
3. Join a Gay-Straight Alliance. A real GSA – sorry, Good-Sinful Alliance. This is something I’d do if I went to public school too but I don’t, so I can’t. There is, however, a GSA at my college and if they’ll let in those who A) are dual-enrollment students and B) join halfway through the academic year, I will be very happy indeed. I’m sick and tired of not being able to really be myself around most of my so-called friends, so I’ll hang out somewhere else. Even if it’s less than once a month, which is what it appears to be. (The schedule uses a very small font and I keep misreading SCA as GSA.)
What are your New Year’s resolutions?