It is new year’s eve, blogglings, the day of parties and friends and generally just going crazy at midnight. And…I have a cold.
That doesn’t really affect my plans much because I am (quite happily, I might add), not going to any party, instead I’m staying home and going to be binge watching either A) Daredevil, B) Arrow, or C) Parks & Rec, eating popcorn, and just generally being fine that I don’t have to go out and deal with people.
Does that sound antisocial? I dunno.
But while I may have decided to skip out on one New Year’s Eve thing, I’m not skipping out on the other; New Year’s Resolutions. When I was a kid, they tended to be things like “eat ice cream for breakfast one day,” or “get another dog” or “go too (insert name of far-off country here)”. Things that probably won’t come true.
I’ve scaled back my expectations a bit.
- Finish at least two novels, and edit them.
- Post at least one book review on this blog every month.
- Start attending Elliot Bay Book Co.’s monthly teen book club.
- Be able to read while walking without falling off the curb and nearly killing myself.
- Get a bookmark from every single bookstore I go into.
- Only buy one new book a month. (But I can go nuts on used)
- I read around 300 books this year. Let’s aim for 400 next year.
- Buy my dad a bookmark so he’ll stop dog-earing pages.
- Buy bookish socks (I like socks).
- Actually start commenting on people’s blogs. I may not think it, BUT I HAVE TIME.
- Win both sessions of Camp NaNoWriMo AND regular NaNoWriMo
- After I edit those two novels, get beta readers for them.
- Don’t DNF. Ever. No matter how boring the book.
- Actually get a certain friend to read the books that I recommend to her (*coughJohanacough*)
- Read at least five books by indie authors.
- Every time an author I like comes to Seattle, attend their event.
- Go to PNWA’s Writer’s Conference. Even though I don’t belong to PNWA.
- Make a recipe from a book one every month.
- Stop being afraid to write romance in my novels.
- Practice photography like crazy, and do it whenever I can.
- STOP COMPARING MY FIRST DRAFTS TO PUBLISHED NOVELS. Those writers have had months of edits and beta readers and more edits, and first drafts just suck as a general rule. THEY ARE MEANT TO BE HORRIBLE. EMBRACE THAT.
And, those are my resolutions! Do we share any of the same ones? How did your last year go, bookish, bloggish, and writing wise? Was it a good year or a bad year? How many books do you think you read? Do you have any spectacular plans for tonight?