HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!

What’s your New Year’s resolution? I’ve been invited to participate in Resolution 2011 by Jon Arntson and Heather Kelly, and I’d like to invite you to join us, as well.

I’m pledging to write every single day in 2011, and for every day I fail to do so, I’ll be donating $1 to charity.

Now, when I told my husband about this resolution his comment was, “That’s not very generous, hon.” Because Bob figures I really will write every day in 2011. He might even be right. So, I’ll start off the year with a $40 donation, and at the end of the year I’ll donate at least that much again – unless I’ve already topped that amount by taking “days off writing” during the year.

I’ve chosen Joy2theWorld as my charity. As most of my blog followers probably know, this is one of Candyland’s favorite charities. Joy2theWorld funds microloans to women entrepreneurs in Ghana so that they can support their families through the ownership of successful businesses, as well as providing training, education, and access to clean water.

Here’s to a year filled with writing …

I hope that all of my blogging friends enjoyed a holiday season that was peaceful/exciting/restful/joyful/productive/reflective. (Pick the one you were hoping for!) I enjoyed spending the time with family and friends, shopping, reading on my new KINDLE, and writing. It was a rejuvenating break for me, and I am thrilled to be back teaching today.

Okay, that last part is a fib, but at least I’m “okay” with teaching today.