This is where I am now supposed to wish everyone a cheerful Happy New Year!!!!!! and/or share with all those across the Webosphere my New Year's resolutions. Well I'm not going to do it. To do so would be completely UNCREATIVE and I am so not about that right now (see blog title).
Instead, while the New Year still has that fresh, just-out-of-the-box smell that we all enjoy so much, I am going to give you something original. No, it's not a hilarious YouTube video. And no, it's not advice on how the write the next breakout novel. This guy already took all of my good ideas and claimed them as his own.
What I am going to do is share what I would like to call...
Murph's Non-Resolutions for the New Year. These are things that I pledge not to do in 2009. And because giving you a list of ten such things would be totally UNCREATIVE, I am going to do seven. Not because it's a lucky number or anything, just because I couldn't think of more than seven. (Even though I'm definitely going to not do a lot more than seven things)
Without further ado, Murph's Non-Resolutions for 2009
1. I will not send a query to any agent in which I use all CAPS.
2. I will not use the word "insalubrious" in any of my forthcoming manuscripts even though it may just be the most liquid fantastic word ever conceived.
3. I will not be heard uttering the words, "So, I just picked up the new Jonas Brothers CD."
4. I will not refer to myself in the third person. That sort of action should be reserved only for awesome people like Rickey Henderson.
5. I will not watch Twilight.
6. I will not read anything written by James Joyce. I'm pretty sure that guy's grocery lists would leave me perplexedly befuddled (like that? Well it's mine, so hands off.)
7. I will not think Sophomore Undercover is anything other than the funniest novel ever written. (Ben is sending me an ARC and since it's my first one ever I plan to earn that mother. I have my blurb already prepared and I hereby grant permission for Ben to use it on his Web site and the second printing of his book once I unleash it on the world. You are all witnesses.)
Literary Wisdom of the Day
"One of the few things I found out during that September and October was that only a few people understand the meaning of the word friend, and those people are special. An awful lot more have no idea of what the word entails."
--Bob Knight in his book Knight: My Story