2016 Reading and Writing New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year!


I hope you had a wonderful 2015! Did you have a nice Christmas? Did you do anything special for New Year?

Looking ahead to next year, in relation to my own writing and reading goals, I have come up with a list of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ for 2016 to work towards:

  1. Write everyday. This is a simple one, but it’s an important reminder!
  2. Read more. Again, quite basic – but I have a very large list of books that I own and (still) haven’t yet read that I’d quite like to work my way through.
  3. Complete my novel draft. I’ve been working on this specific project for some time, and I’d quite like to progress it to the next stage. The deadline I have set for this is the 27th April 2016.
  4. Sort my poetry book. Earlier in 2015 I had a few issues with Amazon and CreateSpace in relation to my short poetry collection, Rhythmythical. Despite continuing communications, I’ve still not received a satisfactory response or outcome. I have already progressed this issue in various ways, but – after a necessary break over Christmas – I’d now quite like to move on from it. And, I’m quite excited to explore new options with my book!
  5. Write a second poetry collection. … With an overall goal of creating a ‘collected set’ of small poetry books exploring related themes and ideas.
  6. Submit. I’ve not been submitting work much in recent years, and I’d quite like to pick this up again. It would be great to get another publication credit or two for some of my smaller works, but I’m also thinking about non-fiction articles (or something similar), for example.
  7. Keep a more regular blog schedule. Another simple one. As well as this, I plan to go through my other online social media areas and ‘tidy up’. I’ve already begun this process on some of the areas, but I haven’t gone through everything yet. With a more specific idea of what I am working to in mind, a tidier/more organised starting place will make moving forward easier. And, along with writing each day and reading more, I’m planning to put a more specific daily routine (in general) in place. 🙂
  8. Complete some of my WIP writing projects. I’ve got a few projects that are in-progress, and I would like for them to be completed, or at least to the next completed draft, by the end of the year.
  9. Keep a (more accurate) record of progress towards goals.
  10. Research trips! There’s a couple of places I’ve been wanting to visit to help with researching my in-progress novel … more details in a later post!

I have a few other goals and ideas in mind besides these, but the above resolutions are the ones I will be working towards first and most want to achieve. Wish me luck!

Do you have any writing and/or reading related resolutions for 2016? Leave me a comment!


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