Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Do's and Don'ts for 2010

I got two new followers this week. Boy, if they think all my posts are going to be as entertaining as the last one, they are in for a big disappointment!

Anyway, I now bring you "Do's and Don'ts for 2010"

Do submit your work!

Do give children's books as gifts (especially at birthday parties!)

Do listen closely to your kids for ideas.

Do trust your gut.

Do dream big!

Don't kiss anyone near a lit candle.

Don't nap when you could be going to the gym instead.

Don't let your four year old listen to the Rent soundtrack.

Don't take rejection to heart.

Don't buy books from bookstores that you already ordered from Amazon.

And whatever you do, DON'T play Scramble on Facebook. If you start, you will never have time to read, write, or blog again.

22 comments:

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Happy New Year!

beth said...

And DO keep blogging! I can't wait to see more adventures of Ninja Pigs!!

Tamika: said...

Funny Corey! Let's make this a year of Do's!

Travis Erwin said...

That first one may be the most important for a writer.

Natalie said...

"Don't let your kids listen to the Rent soundtrack"--Ha, ha, ha. Sometimes it's hard to be a responsible parent, huh? I often listen to audiobooks in the car. I try to choose pretty clean books for listening but every so often something will slip through and one of my kids will ask "Mommy, what does ___ mean?" Nice.

Infant Bibliophile said...

Sorry, you definitely lost me on that gym one. Definitely nap over gym when I can!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Great list! I am in such danger of buying books I already have. Sometimes I look at my TBR piles (yes, plural) and see a book and think: Where did that come from?
Happy New Year, Corey, and your posts are always entertaining.

Susan R. Mills said...

Happy New Year! I'ver really enjoyed getting to know you over the past several months and I look forward to more to come in 2010.

ElanaJ said...

Oooh, a new facebook game?? I'm all over that. It's not like I get anything done as it is.

Happy New Year!

MG Higgins said...

Excellent advice! I love your blog and look forward to more entertainment and enlightenment in 2010.

Deb Markanton said...

Heeheehee! C'mon, Corey! I know you have more kissing stories...

Kelly H-Y said...

Love it! And, love how you through in the 'kissing next to candle' one! :-) Great list! Happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

Great advice, Corey! Happy New Year!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes! Always give children's books as gifts. Adults LOVE to get children's books. I give picture books to everyone I know. :)

Karen said...

DO continue writing funny posts like this one. :)

storyqueen said...

Love your list! And you can buy books in bookstores that you already ordered from amazon as long as they are mine :)

Happy New Year

Katie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR COREY!!!!! May 2010 rock your world :-)

xoxo

Kim said...

hehe...love it! I promise to do #1 this year. Cross my heart.

Happy New Year!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Great post, Corey! I love the format, so much more interesting than a list of goals for the new year. :)

Have a great 2010!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I can follow most of the dos and dont, except the ones about my kids (because I dont have any). But maybe I can apply them to my dogs??? :)
Happy New Year!
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Amy Tate said...

Great advice, Corey! Thanks for the tips.

Dawn Simon said...

Great tips, Corey! Happy New Year! :)