Jan '06

Resolutions

That time of year - resolutions and what have you. My plan this year is the same as it's been the last five - no more Mr Nice Guy. Every morning, when I wake, I repeat those words these words to myself: 'It's a cold universe. No more Mr Nice...' etc. I find it works well initially. I can be quite a grumpy one of a morning anyway, and there is a real steeliness about me that first hour. Then is the time to make those 'more money' business calls, to send some ruth-free emails, to do the 'talk to my agent' kind of numbers. Only I don't care to spend that early energy and focus on 'admin' - I'd prefer to use it to write. And, unfortunately, by the time I've rinsed a few tunes, and read a few pages from certain favoured authors to get me into that 'joy of art' frame that I like to write in, I'm in quite a jolly way, my 'Man of Steel' quite forgotten. These are the dangerous hours - definitely not the time to answer the phone, or I'll be saying, 'Yes, Yes, Yes', sans haggle, to every last request.

Ah, so it goes. La folie des grandeurs ... 

One other resolution. Time to declare war, to go on the offensive against the New Health that's been running things too long. All those aggressively-smug little water carriers etc, conforming the world to their bland specifications. Urgh! Smoking, reading (which, these days, feels pretty illegal too) and one other vice I haven't decided on - that's my new dates-policy. You've gotta have at least two of the three if you're gonna tempt this one...
 


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