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This week’s theme: Top Ten Resolutions for the New Year.
Today I looked back on my resolutions for 2013 and… no. Just no. I didn’t complete a single one of them. Unless you count buying more and more books and then reading them as “reading more of my own books.” Which I don’t. But I could.
In 2013, I pledged to read 200 books, to read A Song of Ice and Fire, to maintain the fully scheduled blog (hahahahaha) and, well, I failed miserably. But that’s okay! Because a lot of awesome happened for me in 2013 outside of blogging, so I’ll take it! This year, though? I’m going to be a little more lenient with myself.
1. First and foremost, I want to adopt a stress free attitude when it comes to blogging. Reading has always been my refuge, and blogging was a way to connect with other readers and book lovers. Let’s get back to the love of reading and connecting with one another, and leave the stress, guilt, and pressure behind!
2. Read what I want, when I want! I’ve been pretty successful with this the past few weeks, and I hope to keep it up. It’s very easy to get stuck in an endless loop of review titles – which is awesome, and I know it sounds like I’m complain-bragging. But I am very much a mood reader, and sometimes I am NOT in the mood to read that review title. I need to learn to tell myself that this is okay.
3. Get to know more bloggers. I have a group of bloggers who I adore and talk to almost daily – and I love this! But I also know that from the outside this can seem cliquey and exclusive and I sooo do not want to be that. There are so many amazing bloggers out there writing and publishing awesome content and I want in on it, too!
4. Get creative! I did a lot of discussion posts and irregular features on my old blog, and my hope for the new year and the new blog is to continue to push the envelope and try new things. Now that I am here at Great Imaginations I have a wider net and greater support system so that I can really put myself out there. I’m excited!
5. Finish my current MS! This is the biggest thing, and probably the most personal. I wrote my first draft of my second novel over the course of the first week in November. I had it printed, and the other day I finally reread it and took my revision notes. It’s ready for the first huge rewrite – all that’s left is for me to sit down, get my shit together, and just. Do. It.