Your writing this year

They asked: What will you bring to your writing this year?? (Deadline: January 21, 2005.)

1. Focus.

2. Discipline.

3. I can’t remember the third point, because my wife’s poodle ran off with my notes. (I hate poodles. When I was a kid, I had a mutt, 100 breeds and non-breeds in one, with maybe a little bit of wolf thrown in, now that was a dog. I named him Tippy. He was a really funny dog.—)

Oh, yeah, point no. 3: Humor.

[Note to self: leave for three days, come back and revise; work on humor; send this off by the 22nd.]

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?