It’s time to honor my New Year’s tradition—making a list of anti-resolutions. Unlike my friends who always seem to be resolving to DO something, I like to increase my odds of success by resolving NOT to do something. It’s my anti-bucket List.
CATEGORY #1 Things not to do for entertainment.
• Hike, or any activity that requires carrying provisions on my back
• Eat, sleep, or work outside. Outside is simply the place where I keep my car.
• Watch G-rated movies, or any movie a 10-year-old would understand, or where the laws of physics are broken.
CATEGORY #2 Things I refuse to do as a writer
• Write every day. I work much better when I have choices. As long as I have the requisite number of words by the due date, it’s a matter of personal rhythm. Plots often form on days “off.”
• Write what I know. Do you realize how short a book that would be? It’s all about research.
• Outline. I hated them in college; I still hate them.
CATEGORY #3 Places not to visit
• Small towns, i.e., any city with population less than 8,000,000
• “Historical” places, where all the tour highlights are from another century
• Regions without WiFi or home delivery
I’ll spare you the rest, but leave you with a favorite quote:
Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. ~~ Steve Jobs
I wish all the Perseverance Press staff and bloggers and readers a very Happy New Year—May you do nothing in 2013 that you don’t want to do.
Filed under: Camille Minichino