Happy New Year!
Although the bookish resolutions challenge is not being run this year, I am still going to do it, because I found it to be very helpful for my Focus, which was my word of the year last year.
This year, my word of the year is Nurture. I chose this word, because it encompasses a bunch of things I want to nurture, including my writing and my connections.
One of the suggestions I read was to make a stone with your word on it. Well, mine didn’t turn out exactly like I had hoped, because the paint got stuck in their tubes and swooshed out. I’m taking it as a sign to also nurture my inner child…
So here are my bookish resolutions for this year:
-Read 24 books for the Mount TBR 2021 challenge.
I successfully did this in 2020.
-Read 12 nature related books to enhance my horticultural therapy study.
Luckily the CHTA is starting a book club this month, so that will help.
-Read 12 books that are either memoir, poetry, or soul books.
-Write or revise 15 minutes a day.
That’s a slight change from word count. I’m going to see if a time limit works better for me than a word count.
-Read 3 creative nonfiction essays a week.
This is a slight decrease from last year’s 5 creative nonfiction essays a week.
-Read 5 picture books a month.
I am decreasing it from 5 picture books a week, because I’m not going to be concentrating on my picture book writing this year, but I still want to stay informed.
-Submit one story to a contest per season.
New this year for me, I am hoping that this resolution will help me to stay committed to writing something so I can submit something.
-Attend one writing webinar per month.
There were so many choices last year, and I am sure that will continue.
-Work on one lesson of a writing course per month.
I have so many writing courses that I have never finished, and that I would like to finish.
-Attend a writing group session per week.
So far I am in two writing groups, so I should be able to finish this, barring problems with schedule conflict.
-Blog at least twice a month.
I want to take the pressure off myself a bit this year, but I do still want to maintain my blog. With this second blog post of the month already, I’ve actually already completed this part of my resolutions for this month! However, I do know that I will do a check in later this month.
So that’s my bookish resolutions for 2021! The revision reflects a change of goals for me.
I have been working through Julie Hedlund’s 12 days of Christmas and just started Tara Lazar’s Storystorm. How about you?
Have you made any resolutions? Do you have a word of the year? I’d love to hear about it.
Shoe’s Seeds & Stories
@Copyright 2021 Linda Schueler
Great resolutions – will keep you focused but not overwhelmed for sure.