Happy New Year, y’all! I hope everyone had a kick ass holiday and are now back safe and sound (or soon to be back) home.
One thing I’ve learned about New Year’s Resolutions is that you have to write them down and put them some place you can see them. The other thing I’ve learned is that you should tell people about them. That keeps you accountable. So, here are three of my New Years Resolutions.
1. Get fit.
I’m in okay-ish shape…maybe. But now that I’m writing full-time, I spend a lot of my days sitting around on my bum. So, I want to be fit and healthy. It’s not about a number thing, but about a strength thing. I fully support the Jennifer Lawrence idea of not thinking about losing weight or being thin, but being strong. So, I’m going for strong. 🙂
2. Eat more fish.
LH and I eat a lot of meat. When we first started dating, he didn’t even like eating veggies. Now, he’s WAY better. He totally digs his veg! But we need to eat more fish. He used to hate it, but it’s growing on him. So, I’m going to try to make fish at least once a night every week. This is a new thing. Transition from tons o red meat to fish. It might be an odd resolution, but there you go.
3. Read more books…with one small caveat.
I read LOTS of books. (Think at least 1 book/day.) Read more books outside my genre. In order to really grow as a writer, it’s important to read in your genre. You need to know what’s out there, what’s selling, what new tropes and cliches have popped up. But to stretch out as a writer, it’s important to see what others are doing in other genres, too. I don’t do this enough. So, 1 book/week should be outside my genre. Meaning not Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Fantasy… So fiction, mystery, horror—I’m reading you!