The New Year

Okay, let’s face it. Most of us make resolutions and then break them about three weeks (days) into the new year. But I always have a positive outlook on them, at least before the clock strikes 12:01. So, here goes, my writing and reading resolutions for the year 2017.

As far as writing is concerned, I want to post in this blog more often. All of the handful of readers can rejoice! Ha! I enjoy sharing my thoughts occasionally but also am aware that sometimes, my navel gazing can be boring, so I’m going to write about other people in the blog, as well as events and things that are important to me.

It goes without saying that I’ll be writing my romantic fiction this coming year as well, and hope to have good news in the future. I have several projects in the works, but that will have to be discussed in upcoming blogs. Gotta save some material for the dry spells, huh!

As far as being a reader, I’ve always read, ever since I learned while interfering with my father while he tried to read the evening paper. Yep, I was the kid perched on his knee asking “what’s that word?” over and over until he gave in an taught me to sight read. I regularly read before sleeping and have started the Harry Potter series over. I love the fact that when I reread books, I discover even more wonderful things about the books every time. My newest resolution concerning reading is this; I want to read one new genre or author a month. This year I discovered Kate Wilhelm, a mystery author my mother’s age who apparently wrote well into her eighties. Wish she still were able to write the Barbara Halloway series. And I rediscovered my love of history with books by Sara Donati ( The Gilded Hour and her Into the Wilderness series) as well as history of women in war. I’m still devouring books about that.

I’m looking forward to the new year and my writing/reading resolutions. These I think I can meet! What about you? Do you make resolutions? And do you keep them? What promises have you made yourself for the new year?