2018 New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Make a regular schedule of dates with my husband. He has two trials this year, which means that he will be working constantly. The only way to ensure we stay connected is to be mindful about spending time together. The years when we do this, we get along great; the years we don’t, I wonder why I am married. We have enough challenges without disconnecting from one another, so this is top of the list.
  2. I plan on revising my memoir one more time, and then revising my novel. When the memoir is revised, I plan to start querying for an agent. The goal is to be rejected 100 times. Framing it as a rejection goal will force me to keep submitting even if it’s scary and painful. If I can’t find an agent or publisher after 100 rejections, then I will self-publish. Meanwhile, I will keep writing.
  3. I need a parenting goal, but I haven’t figured out how to articulate it. I need patience, mindfulness, time with my kids separately and together. I need to learn how to parent teenagers. These are all true, and because they are so big and necessary, they are not conducive to a goal statement. I’d love people’s thoughts and ideas on this.

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Andrea Laiacona Dooley

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