Writing

Writing Resolutions

Due to human error, this post wasn’t published yesterday. My sincerest apologies.

Hopefully you enjoyed my blogging and reading resolutions posts. If you haven’t read them yet, I invite you to check them out.

Now this blog wouldn’t be complete without a writing resolutions post. After all, this is mainly a writing blog.

I would have posted this earlier, but it wasn’t written yet so I couldn’t.

Without further ado, these are my writing resolutions for this year.

I aspire to write at least a rough draft of a novel. To be even more specific, I want to write said novel in the present tense, not the past. Most, if not all, of my novels and stories are written in the past tense. For some strange reason, I find the past tense easier than the present. But this year I’m going to push myself more as a writer. The best way to do that is through change.

While I’m on the topic of change, I think it’d be good for me to write something outside of my comfort zone. Plays. Don’t worry I don’t have any crazy visions of being a stellar screenwriter any time soon. Still, I’ve always wanted to write one legitimate screenplay. I’m aiming for roughly 100 pages.

Last but not least, I’d like to write more short stories. They’re fun to write plus, at one point, I went through a short story phase. 10 sounds like a reasonable number.

With all I plan on doing this year, I’m going to be one busy gal.

I hope you’ll keep yourself busy in 2015 as well.

Reading

A New Addiction

I did it. I finally made a Goodreads account. Why did it take me so long? Well, I think I was innately afraid I would fall in love. Guess what? I am in love. (Thanks Rachel and Kate). I could probably spend hours on Goodreads, browsing, rating, reading, etc. I almost did this morning. It’s like a magical world, an alternate universe.

OK I know I am late, but permission granted to creep me on Goodreads.

One last link, I promise. In my reading resolutions post, I pledged to read 22 books this year. Now if I can just get off Goodreads long enough to pick up a book…

Reading

Reading Resolutions

Happy second day of 2015. For some of you, it may be the third day already. Are you keeping up with your resolutions so far?

Of all things, reading is very easy to neglect. That’s probably why I wasn’t the avid reader I would’ve liked to have been in 2014. This year I’m working to change that by making and (hopefully) sticking to my reading resolutions.

Here are my reasonable and realistic reading resolutions. We’ll see in 2016 if I manage to achieve all three.

I don’t know why I don’t already do this, but I seriously need to start tracking the books I read. I’m using a tiny pocket notebook to do this. In it, I’m writing down the title of the book, the author, the date I started it, and the date I finish.

I aim to read something meaningful every day. Text messages don’t count. Emails don’t either.

I hope to read at least 22 books this year. In the past, I’ve read more. But 2015 is not like any other year. I’m blogging on multiple platforms, I am trying to write more, and I’m in my last year of high school. That said, I think I can still manage to read more than one book every two weeks.

These are my reading resolutions for this year. What are yours?