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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Here I Come, 2013! Whoop!


In the true spirit of New Year's resolutions (see the ones for 2012), I decided to do another easy-to-achieve-goals post for 2013. I would just like to point out that I actually achieved ALL of 2012's resolutions, except #4. I didn't get any humiliating dog sweaters for Lucy. (Lucy is thinking THANK THE GOOD GOD!)

So, here ya go. Goals for 2013!



Penelope's 2013 New Year's Resolutions


1. Wear Pants Other Than Black Yoga Pants


This is going to be a toughie. Black is slimming. Yoga pants are comfy. You can wear them to bed, to the grocery store, and to work out. And if you add a sequiny sweater, you could even manage to wear them to a fancy-pants restaurant when you go out for dinner and drinks. Maybe navy yoga pants?



2. Wear Sparkly Temporary Tattoos On My Face



Instead of wearing a tiara to this year's NECRWA conference, I'm considering a new look. Bad-ass sparkly tats on my face. Sort of like this...


...only prissier, sparklier, and prettier. But still packing the same visual punch.
I wonder what Julia Quinn will think? Hee!



3. Learn How To Make A Chicken Pot Pie


I like chicken. I like pie. How hard could it be?



4. Book Purchase Moratorium For The Month Of January


I may have gotten a wee bit out of control with the book purchases in December. So, January is a NO BOOK BUYING month. I need to read the books I already own. And I need to work on my own writing, dammit. 



5. Make Lucy A Star


LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE should be finished and published at the beginning of 2013. The PR Department has decided that Lucy will be making appearances at local bookstores, pet shops and perhaps the grooming salon. Signing autographs, licking questionable areas, and generally behaving as a famous diva should. 



6. Defeat My Nemesis, Old-Man-Walking


As many of you know, I am an obsessive walker. I do loops around the neighborhood while listening to Britney Spears. Well, there is one other person on the block who walks as much as I do. My Nemesis! Whenever I look out the window and see this little old man walking I am filled with guilt, throw on my sneakers, and run out the door. Then, when we pass each other doing our loops, we smile and say hello. That's it. I don't even know his freakin' name. He's just...The Nemesis. I will not let a little old man in a track suit beat my sorry ass at walking! This year, he's going down!



7. Plant A Pumpkin Patch To Make Martha Stewart Cry


Forget the tomato plants and lettuce. This year my garden is going to be one massive, cray cray pumpkin patch. Big pumpkins, little pumpkins, white pumpkins, orange pumpkins. It might be messy, it might be overgrown, but by October, I will be the most popular gardener around. Woo hoo! #pumpkinpower



8. Publish A Book About A Weenie Dog. Publish A Book About A Lumberjack. Publish A Book About Santa's Hippie Son.


Is it me, or are my professional goals for 2013 sort of all over the place? Hmmm...



9. Take Natalie To The Bristol Lounge In Boston For The Dessert Buffet



Every weekend the Bristol Lounge turns into a "dessert wonderland." My sweets-loving daughter will be in heaven. Nom nom nom.



10. Be Happy
(same as last year, and every year)




Simple is best. :^)


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Love, 
Penelope


18 comments:

JenM said...

You mean yoga pants aren't an appropriate fashion statement? I guess I'm in trouble then. After listening to Stacy and Clinton on What Not To Wear going on about how you shouldn't appear in public in pajama, yoga, or sweat pants, I stopped wearing them for awhile, but I'm ashamed to admit that I've slipped back into my old habits.

Happy New Years to you, and I hope either a new lumberjack book, or a new Klaus bros book makes an appearance this year! (Or if you decide on something else entirely, that's cool too LOL).

Penelope said...

Hi Jen! Stacy is a Vassar grad! haaaa! That's my undergraduate college. She would ding me big time if she saw my clothes...yoga pants, T-shirt, and Spider snow-boarding jacket. I think that's the official romance writer's uniform. :^)

I am pubbing 3 books this year...LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE (almost done), BEBE SPARKLES AND THE LUMBERJACK (hope to be out by spring) and The Klaus Brothers #3, SWEET ADVENTURE--out for xmas 2013. I CAN DO IT!

Julia Barrett said...

May all your resolutions come true, my dear friend.

lemonverbenalady said...

I'm really psyched about #9. Wish I could be Natalie for a day! Wishing you the healthiest new year ever Penny! Love from the 'Burgh! LVL

Penelope said...

Thanks, Julia! Same to you!

Penelope said...

Hi Nancy. Natalie will probably be on sugar high for a week after that outing. Heeee!

Tom Stronach said...

No 6 is the one for me. It's not just one person who is my nemesis it seems every time I walk people who look even worse than me and with sticks,I seem never able to over take them, no matter how hard I try I f*^%#*^ hate them, hate, hate hate,

So, my resolution is not to hate so much, although I don't know how achievable that is gonna be

Happy New Year my Sweets

Amber Skyze said...

May all your resolutions come true.

Now can I take Natalie's place for #9? I promise to behave...well maybe.;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I'm a yoga pant junkie too!

The Nemesis? LOL. I love it.

I can't wait for your next book.

Penelope said...

Hee heeee! Hi Tom! I know! Aren't those folks so irritating! WE MUST DEFEAT THEM IN 2013!!!!!!

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! Let's have a dessert party! Doesn't that sound ridiculously fun? Let's do it!

Penelope said...

Hi Juju! I am addicted to those pants. And Land's End workout pants, too. Sooooo comfy!

Happy New Year to your whole family! :^)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Wait...we're not supposed to go out in yoga pants?

Three books next year, woo hoo! You can do it!

Geekamicus said...

So, the sparkly tats thing... You planning on shaving your head and putting them on there like Nero or going for something more conservative? I'm just wondering how I'm going to recognize you without the tiara. It has become an icon.

Penelope said...

HMCW...If I stop slacking off playing on the internet, I'm sure I can do it. :^)

Penelope said...

Geek...SHAVE MY HEAD? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

I'm picturing some fun sparkly flowers on my cheek and around my eye. Tastefully done. Sparkly. NO SHAVED HEAD! I might still wear the tiara, too. :^)

Geek Amicus said...

Whew! While Eric Bana is hot, I wasn't sure that look would work for you. I'm glad you saw the light there.

(You can post the photo of Eric again any time though, I won't make you feel bad about the not-shaving-your-head thing. Mostly.)

Lindsay said...

Happy New Year and goodluck with your list! I might be able to help with the chicken-pot-pie part...last week we were given the most amazing home made pot pie and Kris is supposed it be getting the recipe. I'm not even a pot pie fan but that stuff...I'm still drooling. Will pass along as soon as he gets it!