I’m not big on New Years Eve or Day or the whole resolution thing. Why? It’s the middle of the school year, the middle of winter and…the calendar in my head begins in September — but that part is another story altogether.
A few years ago I did make a resolution that stuck. I resolved NOT to wait for anyone else to change the roll of toilet paper and finally to decide: under or over. And I did it. And still do. And the answer is: over.
But since this is a blog about women’s fiction and we write women’s fiction in some form or another, and because I am just itching to dive back into my novel to make changes and find that I miss my characters, I wondered…What Would My Characters’ Resolutions Be?
In THE GLASS WIVES my main character, Evie, is an adjunct college professor of United States history, so in her professional life I think she’d resolve to get a more permanent status by making herself as valuable as possible to her department. In her personal life I think Evie would resolve to start her own Bunco group since she’d been “replaced” when she couldn’t show up regularly. Or maybe she’d start a book club or a mah jong group. Anything that would be fun and get her into a new gaggle of friends. In her romantic life I think Evie would resolve to continue looking forward and not backward. I think the last would be the most difficult, but probably the most fun!
What would your characters’ resolutions be for the new year? And of course by new year I mean what ever year that would happen to be in your novel or your WIP or in your bank of bright, shiny ideas. No one knows your characters like you do. What might happen after THE END? What would he or she or they resolve to do?
And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!