Thanks to the Wall Street Journal, we know the professional, personal and industry resolutions for three folks we have discussed here in the past: writers Vikram Chandra and Shashi Tharoor and legal affairs expert Neal Katyal. They each participated in a WSJ compilation of such resolutions from celebrities such as Martha Stewart, Wolfgang Puck and Mitt Romney. Here's the premise:
And here's what Chandra, Tharoor and Katyal had to say:
Vikram Chandra, 47
Author, Mumbai and Berkeley, Calif.
PROFESSIONAL: I just started a new novel a couple of months ago, and in a magical, perfect world I'd finish it in 2009. But my last novel came in at 900 pages, so I'll settle for slow, steady progress.
PERSONAL: I'm the father of a 7-month-old baby, so I think it's time for me to get done with my driving lessons and face the terrors of the DMV.
INDUSTRY: I'd love the publishing industry the world over to accept fully and without further complaint that electronic publishing is here to stay, and to provide innovative, sophisticated and, above all, low-priced competition for the Kindle and Sony Reader.
Shashi Tharoor, 52
Former under-secretary-general of the United Nations, author, Trivandrum, India
PROFESSIONAL: I have been immersing myself more and more into Indian public life. With the terror attacks having brought the country to a crossroads and national elections due in the spring, I will have to decide whether and how far to involve myself in my country's political future.
PERSONAL: To take a real stab at beginning work on a novel -- my last was in 2001. Though there have been three nonfiction books since, I haven't been able to find the time or the space inside my head to create my own fictional world.
INDUSTRY: We need in 2009 to tackle the task of reinterpreting America to the world: post-Bush, post-9/11, and post the historic election that has galvanized Washington-watchers on every continent.
Neal Katyal, 38
Georgetown University professor of law, Washington, D.C.
PROFESSIONAL: To return to a winning record in the Supreme Court.
PERSONAL: To conquer mogul runs to the beat of a metronome.
INDUSTRY: To remind our citizens that the government can be a force for upholding the rule of law rather than evading it.
Let's have some fun with this. How about sharing YOUR resolutions? Post them below, please.