I have actually already done a post about my New Year’s Resolutions (I have twenty one of them, in fact), but then I realized; there are some things that I want to happen this year that I didn’t put on my “official” resolutions list because they are slightly less doable.
Or a lot less doable. But whatever.
And so, I hereby declare this Top Ten Tuesday post the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions that I Want to Happen and Yet Might Not.
- GET MY NAME IN A BOOK’S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I don’t really know why, but for a really long time I’ve wanted to see my name in a book’s acknowledgments. Even if it’s just in a list of twenty people that the author is saying thanks to their internet friends or whatever.
I guess this means I have to start being really really nice to all my internet writer buddies.
2. GET AN AGENT
I know that this isn’t really up to me. But my plan is to have a novel ready and beta read by the end of May, and I can start querying agents then. And, honestly, it could be another two years before I actually get an agent, so let’s change this to “query an agent” and make it slightly more doable.
3. GET A NEW BOOKSHELF
’cause I need one. I want one of those really tall ones that instead of long shelves that have the little boxes. I think that way looks better (AKA is better to photograph).
4. GET MY FRIEND TO ACTUALLY MAKE A SIZABLE DENT IN HER TBR LIST
Johana, I know you’re reading this, YOU HAVE READ FIVE OF THE TWO HUNDRED. YOU HAVE QUITE A WAYS TO GO. I recommend you start on Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer (it’s the shortest on the list), and go from there.
5. WRITE 1,000 WORDS EVERY DAY
I know that this seems like a pretty easy, doable thing, but really, it’s not. I’m in the midst of the worst writer’s rut I HAVE EVER BEEN IN. I have tons and tons of half-ideas, but nothing that I can actually form into a novel. IT IS FRUSTRATING. Seriously frustrating, especially because I really really want to write.
6. SPEND THE NIGHT IN A BOOKSTORE/LIBRARY
I think that bookstores and libraries should do sleepovers, like, once a month, where bookworms can come and read books and eat pastries and sleep among books and basically just be in a bookstore or library all night.
7. WORK IN A BOOKSTORE
If I can’t spend the night in a bookstore or a library, I want to at least work in one. Surround myself with books all day. The actual people part, on the other hand, would be a little bit of a problem.
8. BETA READ A BOOK FOR SOMEONE
I don’t know why it sounds like so much fun, but it just does.
9. SPEND AN ENTIRE MONTH DRESSING LIKE DIFFERENT CHARACTERS FROM BOOKS
You know…wear jeans and a cardigan over a fandom t-shirt (Cath from Fangirl), black pants, boots, and a leather jacket (a shadowhunter from The Mortal Instruments), jeans and red hoodie (Scarlet from Lunar Chronicles), stuff like that.
10. REVIEW EVERY SINGLE BOOK I READ THIS YEAR
I expect that this will last and week and then die. But I shall try. I SHALL TRY.