wishes for 2011

Tuesday was Goals for 2011 & now I’m going to make some wishes. You know, the close your eyes, cross your fingers, & hope they come true kind. :thumbsup

I wish for awesome covers for my 2011 releases, MUST LOVE VAMPIRES & HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR.  I’ve been really super-lucky so far in my career, but every single one makes me hold my breath a little & hope for more favor from the cover gods.  It shouldn’t be long before I find out, either…HIDDEN HEIR comes out in June & VAMPIRES in October, so I’m guessing the artwork is being done for both right now!

I wish for more fabulous book sales…& the ability to write them even faster & better than in the past.

I wish for brilliant ideas that will lead me to fabulous book sales & hopefully help me writ them faster & better than ever.

I wish for a slower passage of time.  I don’t need more than the requisite 24 hours in a day, but it might be nice if each hour were, say, 120 minutes long.  Or better yet, 240.  That’s not so much to ask, is it?

I wish I could find a new—& by new, I mean old—mouse toy for Pekoe.  Like a child who bonds with a particular stuffed animal, he has this one little mouse toy he absolutely loves & carries around like a security blanket.  Unfortunately, “Ralph,” as we call him, is looking really shabby—missing ear, ripped seams, loose stuffing—& no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get Pekoe interested in any other toy.  Not even the updated version of the exact same mouse.  So I wish, very strongly, that I could somehow find the old, original version of this toy for him.  If I could, I’d buy a million of them, I swear!

I wish for more Snuggies.  Ideally, I’d like to have one for each cat & one for myself, since any time I try to use the ones I’ve already got, they steal it away.  They’re also very territorial about them…once a cat lays claim to a particular Snuggie, that’s it; nobody else is allowed to sleep on it–including me!

I wish for calorie-free chocolate.  (Seriously—they can put a man on the moon, but they can’t find a way to take calories out of junk food?!)  And as long as I’m at it, calorie-free soda, cake, cookies, ice cream, & Doritos. Thank you.

I wish our soldiers would come home from overseas.  Regardless of my—or your—political leanings, I think we can all agree it’s been long enough, already. Let’s call it a day & bring them the hell home.

I wish styrofoam would be outlawed completely. It is EVIL!

I wish companies would stop cutting down rainforest tress to make paper products like toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, & paper plates.  If an handful of them can make those things out of 100% recycled materials, then why can’t they all? (Duh.)

I wish animals weren’t considered simply property & lesser beings.  That more people would be kind & compassionate toward them & realize the importance of rescue & adoption over breeding & buying.  Oh, & also that being a Cat Lady would become the latest hot trend so that everybody would want to be one. :yougogirl

I wish Firefly would come back on the air.  And if Castle has to be canceled for that to happen, so be it.  I also wish My Name is Earl would come back.  Not only was it an awesome show, but they left us hanging with the cruelest cliffhanger ever.  And as long as I’m at it, I wouldn’t mind a return of Eyes, Numb3rs, Monk…  The list goes on & on, but the top choice will always be Firefly, dammit!

I wish my Darling Dwayne’s car would break down in front of my house.  I would be happy to let him use my phone to call AAA…& if they can find him handcuffed to the pipe in my basement, they can even help him get his car running again.  Not that it will do him any good once I hide the keys.  I would also be happy to offer my opinion on a variety of martial arts moves, if Jason Statham cares to drop by & give me a private demonstration.  Shirtless, of course.

So there you have it, just a few of my wishes for the New Year.  I don’t think they’re that far out of the realm of possibility, do you?  Although, a magic lamp with a nice, generous genie inside might help.

Now it’s your turn! Tell us your Wishes for 2011—realistic or far-fetched…The Dungeon Genie accept all kinds.


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  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I wish… that disposable everything would trend the other way – reusable. I saw a box of hand towelettes for your bathroom that you use and toss… for your HOUSE. Sheesh. Use a friggin towel then WASH it. :eeee

    I wish… the same thing as you do for a Cat Lady – but for a Dog Lady as well. I have two (hubs is allergic to cats) and they are both rescues and both wonderful. ADOPT! Especially adults, they have a harder time getting homes. :dog

    I wish… I’d magically learn all that I’m going to learn over the next 2, 3, 4, 5 years about writing like… uh, NOW. I am revising a rejected MS now that I believed was publish-worthy last year (it so wasn’t) and I see now its faults – the good news is I’ve learned so much! But I’m terribly impatient, I want it NOW! (Did I mention NOW!) :question

    I wish… that Dwayne Johnson would break down in front of your house too. You deserve it. Or mine… I’d hold him here for you while you make the drive to Ohio. :genie

    • Heidi says:

      I am SO with you. I use disposable practically nothing. Because it’s really not…everything you “dispose of” ends up in a landfill, in our water, in our soil/food…oh, yeah, & it’s such a surprise cancer, etc. is on the rise. :talktothehand

      I will wish for Dog Ladies to gain in popularity, as well. Altho, with only 2, I’m not sure you qualify. Try adding a 1 in front or a 0 in back & we’ll talk. :winkwink But you get super-duper extra bonus points for rescuing them! :dog I agree rescues/adoptees make the most FABULOUS pets! :kitty

      Oh, & if Dwayne does show up…hold him there, I’m on my way! :eeee

      • Jessica Lemmon says:

        Actually doggies have a different number scale than kittehs. :kitty …Probably because if I had three or four, or NINE, absolutely no one I know would doggie-sit. Do you know kennels want around $60 a DAY PER DOG to keep them?! :whhhat

        Makes me wish that I could just put out a box of sand and a big bowl of food for them.

        But alas, they are worth the work!

  2. Conda V Douglas says:

    Love the list–my main wish for 2011–that it be a great year for all us creative folk. May we all have fun doing what we do best, following our bliss!

  3. mary k says:

    I wish that I could go back in time knowing everything that I know now.

    • Heidi says:

      Ha! Now there’s a wish. Right up there with a wish for a “Way Back” Machine (a la NewsRadio) or the idea of time travel. Yeah, I’d like that a lot. :biggestgrin

  4. Laura J says:

    I wish what I just agreed to does not come back to bite me in the butt. I think it’s a good thing but you never know with work.

    I have the same wish as you do with Dwayne but instead it would have to be Bradley (and/or Michael and Joe).

    I wish I could get more organized (kind of goes with my whole “goal” to get more organized too).

    I wish all of your wishes come true!!

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