Happy New Year

So another year has come and gone. In fact, even one whole week of the current year is already behind us. Yep, almost two percent of 2016 has now come and gone, if you can believe it. So, before any more precious time rushes past us, I’d like to use this post to talk about my plans for the remaining ninety-eight percent of 2016.

I’m not going to call them resolutions, because I’m not “resolving” to do anything. I’m simply laying out a few select goals designed solely to depress me severely during last week of 2016 when I write up my year in review and realize I’ve achieved none of them.

1. Weight Loss

Of course there’s a weight loss topic. I won’t say much about it right now, because I’m saving that for next week. What I will say, though, is that my weight got alarmingly high this year and I have to do something about it. My goal? Lose 25 pounds. My deadline? Don’t care.

2. Writing

I swear to #@!$!ing #$@#! I’m going to finish what I’ve started on the writing front. I have many, many unfinished books out there. I can’t finish all of them. But I can finish one of them. Look for my “diet book sequel” this year. Beyond that, I will make progress on the Underhaven series. And I lied earlier about resolutions. I resolve, for the first time ever, to post small parts of the books online. If I can’t finish them, then at the very least I’ll get what I have out there. Then everyone can finally see what I’ve been yammering on about since 1993.

3. Music

I will also finish Connections, the first album of my resurrected “Continuum” music series, and the first of anything that I’ve done in about twenty years.

4. Web Sites

The new version of charliehills.com will go live. I am also about 90% sure I will close shop on backtothefridge.com and elsewhither.com and replace them with a new, unified Charlie blog. It just makes sense.

5. Reading

I will update my goodreads.com account with everything I’ve read over the last couple years.

6. Art

I will make art and show it to the world.

7. Powerball

I am going to win a billion dollars in the Powerball. When that happens, I will give most of it away. In fact, one lucky person to comment on this post will get one million of my Powerball dollars. (Unless my lawyer says I can’t do that. If that’s the case, one lucky person to comment on this blog will get a free copy of my upcoming book.)

Whelp, there you have it. That’s pretty much everything I have planned for the year. The astute reader will immediately notice I’ve said nothing about family or work or moving to a new house or anything like that. Well, that’s because those things will take up 100% of my time and the above seven things will never happen.

Or, I should say, just the first six of those things will never happen.

10 Responses to “Happy New Year”

Charlie's Really Good Lawyer said
January 8, 2016 at 5:32 am

As your lawyer, I encourage you to donate the millions however you see fit. Hope this helps!

    Charlie said
    January 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

    There is so much need out there, it’s almost depressing in itself to think that a billion dollars could be given away and 99.999% of the world would just keep rolling along. But at least I’d feel better about myself. See? It’s all about me. Even giving away that much money counts as a selfish act.

Julie said
January 8, 2016 at 5:56 am

You keep your millions Charlie but reading a good book will be nice. I can’t make any real resolutions this year since my days are lived just day to day right now. Sometimes hour to hour. But that’s not a bad thing either. I’ll just make the most of each day and call that great.
Have a great weekend Charlie. I’m off to drive my bus and than take some special needs kids to Fairbault. A long day ahead of me.

    Charlie said
    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 am

    No, YOU have a great day!

Biz said
January 8, 2016 at 6:58 am

And as your favorite sister, I think it only fair that I get TWO million dollars. 😀

Love you! I love the idea of having the one website for everything 😀

    Charlie said
    January 8, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Counter-offer: 1.5 million.

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    Charlie said
    January 8, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I left a comment for you. You’re welcome.

Michelle said
January 8, 2016 at 1:07 pm

If the follow up book is as funny as the first book, I’ll take the book over the million dollars. The tax implications are far less with the book. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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