New Year’s Day has come and gone, along with the creation of resolutions for 2016. This year, ALL of my resolutions were book or writing related. Here are a few!
1. Expand my reading horizons
I’ve previously shied away from reading thrillers, but ended up thoroughly enjoying two of the thrillers I read last year. Who knows what else I might be missing out on, especially in the realm of Thrillers, Romance, and YA?
2. Read at least 100 books!
I set this as my challenge on Goodreads. If you’re on Goodreads, let’s add each other and accomplish our reading goals in 2016!
3. Pick up writing in other genres
As a teenager I used to hop around from one genre to the next (with varying degrees of success). Lately I’ve been focusing more on my niche (roughly dark fantasy/horror-type fiction), but I kind of miss the days when I did more exploring. Last year I wrote a short sci-fi story for a Science Fiction course I took and really enjoyed it.
4. Be more selective about books on writing
I realized after reading a post on perfectionism that reading books on writing can sometimes be a way for me to procrastinate from actually writing. In 2016 I’m hoping to be more selective and focus on books that will help me with an actual writing problem I’m facing instead of picking up every book on writing that I come across.
5. Start (and finish!) a complete book series
It’s been awhile since I actually completed a series, and I hope to be able to do so this year. Recommendations welcome!
6. Start using NetGalley
I signed up for NetGalley fairly recently, but haven’t actually requested an ARC.
7. Read a Neal Stephenson book!
I kept saying I would read something of his last year but never actually did.
8. Visit my library more often
Since my local library allows you to borrow books on your Kindle, I haven’t physically visited the library in some time. I should make a trip up there to see what’s new on the shelves.
9. Find new homes for my books
Since I moved I no longer have space for my massive book collection I’ve amassed since high school. Although I’ve tried trimming down my collection via yard sales and giving books away, I’m hoping to do even more of that this year. Maybe I could even donate some to the library!
10. Visit a used bookstore
Haven’t gone shopping at one in a long time. There’s a good number of them not far from where I live. Could be a good way to spend a Saturday.