Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Things I Learned in 2014

Karfelt The Glitter Globe Author New Year Resolutions Writing Humor
S. R. Karfelt/The Glitter Globe

  • World domination takes SO MUCH PAPERWORK. #YouCanHaveIt
  • Work and workout through the pain, or you don’t make any progress. (I just figured that out last week. #SlowLearner)
  • Who wants to live forever? Cake fat.
  • There’s really no point in me EVER owning a plant, not even a cactus.
  • Hate can turn to love. (Stairmaster. Anything invented by MicroSoft. Dogs that chase you when you jog. Your editor.)
  • Love can turn to hate. (Cake. Anything invented by MicroSoft ten minutes later. Your editor one revision later.)
  • People you love-hate feel the exact same way about you. Especially your editor (btw I totally love mine, that was all hypothetical).
  • White lies can save your life, but everyone knows the truth.
  • No matter how convenient the cabinet is, or how sparkly the folders are, I will never, ever file anything in this lifetime. #ThePilesWouldBeSad #INeedABiggerOffice
  • Novel writing is best done with no internet connection. #JustGonnaGlanceAtTwitter
  • For the love of all that is holy don’t choose a New Year’s dress without trying it on first.
  • A SPANX might rearrange your assets, but so would identify theft. The pain is the same.
  • Leave waxing to the professionals.
  • Your publisher/agent understands marketing better than you do.
  • The pedicurist is talking about how big your feet are.
  • Every year is a lesson and a revelation, but sometimes I have to retake the class.

You can bet I learned way more than this in 2014, but I also learned when to stop. How about you? What did 2014 teach you?


  1. It should be an Olympic event.

  2. Can we talk more about the love/hate relationship between writers and editors? Or maybe the issue between twitter and the inability to get anything done late at night?

    It's not even twitter for me. It's pinterest. #achillesheel

    BTW- love the new blog layout and stuff. It's perfection.