Longtime Rejectionist readers may perhaps recall our habit of Pre-Resolving for the New Year. To refresh your little memories, every December (well, since last December) the Rejectionist gives her New Year's Resolutions a dry run, to see how they might work out for us in the following twelve months! IT IS MORE FUN THAN IT SOUNDS WE SWEAR, and helps us wrap up the year with a feeling of Accomplishment. And this year, to make it even MORE fun, we wish to invite our beloved Author-friends to embark upon this endeavor with us!
Here is how the Pre-Resolution works: for a period of time in the month of December--the whole month, half the month, a week, whatever--make some Resolutions, and stick to them! We found it particularly effective last year to make our Resolutions a little draconian; then, our REAL New Year's resolutions felt like a vacation! That is, like, optional. Lola Pants enjoys resolving to take longer naps. Whatever works for you. We personally have learned, after three decades of managing our own brain, that the most effective way to get a Rejectionist to accomplish a Goal is to threaten her with having to admit failure to a large number of people. REJECTIONISTS DO NOT LIKE TO ADMIT FAILURE (this is how we got ourself to finish college, ride a bike 3,000 miles, and remain in New York, among other Goals). But other people seem to derive some value in the more wholesome idea of a shared community of persons encouraging each other to achieve their ambitions, or some hippie bullshit like that. EITHER WAY, WE ARE ALL GOING TO GET THERE TOGETHER, IS THE POINT. So! What about YOU? Perhaps you wish to eat more vegetables! write more sentences! tell off more people crossing your boundaries! whatever! Repeat after the Rejectionist: If it is to be it is up to me, motherfuckers!
Uncontest rules are the same as always: on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, the Rejectionist shall post her Resolutions, and participating Author-friends shall post their own Resolutions to their own blogs and link to these blogs in the comments of the Rejectionist's post! WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 PRERESOLUTIONS UNCONTEST LET'S DO IT OKAY. It will be like A NANOWRIMO OF THE SOUL, dear creatures! MAY DELIGHT CLOUDS RAIN BENEVOLENCE LIGHT UPON YOU ALL.
SPECIAL REJECTIONIST DISCLAIMER: We are in the business of self-love over here, okay, so WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTIONS ARE COMPLETELY TOTALLY 100% NOT ALLOWED NO ARGUMENTS PERIOD. WE MEAN IT.