What are the difference between goals and resolutions?

Time for me to share my goals with you so you can hold me accountable:

Novel writing

  • Find a great agent to represent: Cosmic Cold Cases of Pittsburgh: Murder at the Canalucci Creamery. The mystery set in my city is done and has gone through the brutal review of several friends—you know the kind of friends who actually tell you when you have spinach stuck in your teeth, your hair looks bad, or yes, those pants make your butt look big. Those friends have all given it a resounding A+. My brother already asked where the next edition is—he wants the sequel.
  • Write the next mystery in the Cosmic Cold Cases of Pittsburgh series. What should it be titled? So many ideas!


  • Increase my blog subscribers. I love writing this blog each week. I love hearing from people who found something in my blog worth commenting on. My appetite to have more commenters is insatiable! If you like what you read, please subscribe and please forward the link to a friend (or two or three)!


Travel with Alex. This is an ongoing goal. We travel well together—which is not something you can say about every friend in your life, right?


Being small doesn’t mean I’m fit. The hypothyroidism that started being treated last June has stopped wreaking havoc on my ability to sustain a workout. I’ve got the cutest dress to wear on a trip somewhere warm. I’m determined to get my muscles toned so I can wear it with confidence that I’m not scaring small children.

Social Media – sigh

I feel I should write that a goal is to conquer Facebook, but it’s never going to happen. The program makes me insane. Insane! Things change too often for me to comprehend. Other than enjoying the photos my friends post and “meeting” Mr. William Sleeper of Geek Wire fame, I simply can’t get behind this media.

LinkedIn, on the other hand, is a program I enjoy working with and I’m determined to better use it in 2013. I want to connect with people I can help, who can help me, and build rapport with those I’m already connected with.

Are there more things I want to get done in the coming year? As they say in Montana, You betcha. But this is a good start.


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