Can you believe we’re already more than halfway through the first month of the year? Geez, I’m already feeling behind!
And here we’ve got a Leap Year going for 2012, one of those peculiar years when women can actually (gasp!) ask men to marry them, and when the powers that be decide to toss in an extra day for good measure (I never quite understood why we couldn’t balance the whole year thing out by giving February a good thirty days or so anyway, when we’ve got all these months with thirty-one anyway, but…).
I’m not normally a superstitious person, but I will say one thing about my personal experiences with Leap Years. It may be my imagination, but my own tend to be EXTREME. They seem to feature High-highs and Low-lows, and weird little twists so you never know what’s coming at you next.
And one of the things I try to do during Leap Years is—you guessed it—to take a leap.
I’m not a New Year’s resolution person, but I will make the effort to take a leap, To do something that’s significant to me that I haven’t done before, no matter how small. To do something more, or better, and definitely different somewhere along the way.
I’m thinking that one of my leaps this year will be to sub to an agent. No, it’s not a huge leap because yes, I’ve done it before. But it’s been quite a while. Or maybe a different genre, or publisher, or even style. What the hey—the worst they can do is kick me back into my little fishbowl. And I’ll live to leap again.
I’ll probably try for other impromptu leaps along the way, but one of my key words here is doing something DIFFERENT.
How about you? Considering taking any major/minor leaps this year?