This is Part 1 of a two-part series about my New Year’s resolutions for 2016. If you’ve written a post about your resolutions, leave a link in the comments!
My first set of resolutions concern reading, writing fiction, and blogging. I read a ton of books in 2015—seventy-seven to be exact—and this year, I’m planning on reading fewer.
Yes, fewer. I’m probably the only person who is actually planning to read fewer books this year. There are two reasons why: first, I want to have time for my writing. I have some pretty lofty goals for my writing this year (I’m not even sure I’ll manage to accomplish them!), so I might need some extra time to work on my books.
Second, I want to read longer books this year. I’m working on The Count of Monte Cristo right now and it’s going to take me a long time to get through it. I love it, but there’s no getting around the fact that it is very long. I also want to read more books in Russian this year. Not only do those tend to be long, too, but it takes me a lot longer to read in Russian than in English. (For more about my language-learning resolutions, check back here on Thursday!)
I have a lot I want to accomplish with my writing this year, too. I’ve mentioned that I finished a draft of my book. I’m still working on editing that and have started to outline the second book in the series. If all goes according to my plan, I want to finish two book drafts this year. There will be three books in this series and I’d love to have full-length drafts by the end of this year. Whether that will happen or not… well, we shall see. 🙂
Finally, about blogging: I want to blog more often and more regularly this year. There were a lot of times last year that I thought about blogging but just was too lazy to post anything, and then I would go for days without posting. I’d like to change that this year and get on a regular schedule so I can post at least three times a week. I’m planning to continue my Wednesday Music series, too. I don’t know how many people actually read the posts or listen to the music I post, but I like doing something that hopefully exposes people to classical music.
On Thursday, I’ll talk about more resolutions I have concerning language learning and music!