Posted 31 December, 2014 by C.J. Burright in Discussion / 4 Comments

Another year comes to an end – huzzah!

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Now, I’m not one for resolutions, not because I don’t think they’re a good idea (because goals are good, people), but if I decide I’m going to do something, I don’t need a new year to motivate me into doing it. Usually. Yeah, I have those few extra pounds from too much holiday candy (throwing away chocolate just seems wrong. Am I right? You know I’m right), but I’ll sweat those off soon enough. I do, however, have two goals for this year I’d like to share with you.


Most people don’t know this about me, but I’m extremely particular with my hair. As in, come near me with a pair of scissors and prepare to die…unless I’m paying you. I don’t mess with my hair. I’ve had the same hairstyle for years because every time I cut it a different way, I regret it. As in why did I let that *%$#@ talk me into changing my hair and now it will take months to grow back and I can’t wear a hat to work kind of regret. My hair is long. Dark. Naturally curly. I chopped four inches off a couple weeks ago and it still hits the center of my back.

And I’ve decided I want to add some purple to it.

*Bites fingernails* Yes, it’s true I found a gray hair last year, but that’s not why I want to dye my hair. I love purple. Maybe it’s a mid-life crisis and I want to do something mildly wild. Don’t know when I’m going to do it, but it WILL happen. Here’s a picture of what I’m envisioning as my virgin dye job:

What do you think?

My second resolution, and this is going to be a hard one…


I have 67 paper books to read and hundreds on my kindle. It’s ridiculous. There are so many books I want to read, are waiting to be read, and I keep buying more. It’s an addiction. But dang! There are so many good books out there!! Still, I’ve got to be practical. There’s no sense buying more when I have so many already.


A Small Taste of C.J.’s Waiting Bookshelf


The second part of this resolution, though, is I won’t make myself finish a book. I RARELY don’t finish a book because as an author, I know the time, heart, and effort the writer put into their story. I feel like they deserve my time…but sometimes they really, really don’t. And it’s not personal. Not everyone likes the same stories and different stories draw out emotions in different people. If I’m not sucked in by chapter 5, I’m calling it quits, no guilt. And once a month (or twice a month…I do have a couple Diana Gabaldon novels awaiting me, after all), I’ll post mini reviews of my progress, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

So those are my two resolutions. I hope you all have a freakin’ amazing 2015!! Making any resolutions this year you want to share?

C.J. Burright

About C.J. Burright

Hey, I'm C.J. and I write stuff. Mostly fantasy and paranormal romance with a sprinkling of urban fantasy. Supernatural's my thing (the TV show too) and if you wanna go all Medieval I'm totally there, especially if there's a weapon involved. But I like guns too. I'm okay with violence, especially if it's deserved. And I'll choose the anti-hero every time.


4 Responses to “Resolutions…?”

  1. Consider yourself lucky, Kiddo. I’ve been dying my hair for about 25 years. I started going grey in my 20’s and I was like – What the F*&$!!!! Really?!?! So I don’t even know what my natural color is any more, except GREY!!! I’m way to young to have grey hair. Way, way, way too young. Grey hair is for women in their 80’s.

    I think the purple would be nice on you, but you might want to consider the non-permanent color or else you might have to chop off those lovely locks if you decide purple isn’t your forte. I’d hate for that to happen.

    Whatever you decide, I hope it makes you happy.

    Now, about those books, good luck with that one.

    Happy new year and all the best for a fantastic 2015!!!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • That’s right, you’re WAY too young to go gray, but I guess it’s a good excuse to experiment with your hair color, right? I’m hoping for the “silver fox” look in my 80s…heh. And I’m already nervous about the purple, but I so want to do it! A test run with non-permanent is a great idea.

      Have a amazeballs New Year, my friend!

  2. OH that would be so pretty! I love the purple idea. I hear ya on hair. I hate getting mine done because yeah you just never know if it’s going to get mucked up. My last one…total blunder. She didn’t really do what I asked for and now I’m suffering through the grow out phase. Blerg.

    And yeah the books. That’s not too bad of a pile. Mine…is in the thousands. *hangs head in shame* Yeah I have probably 10 years worth of books at the house I’ve not read yet. No more books is probably a good idea here too. ::snort::

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    • I’m so afraid my hair will have some weird chemical reaction and either the purple will be baby poo green or my hair will fall out. Don’t think the bald look would be good for me. :)

      Ooh, I could easily be into the thousands of books to read category too, there are just so many out there that sound fabulous! There are hundreds on my Goodreads want to read list that I haven’t bought…yet. *Grins* Not a bad problem to have in the big picture of things, right? Happy NY to you too!

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