2023 Resolutions

It’s still January, right? So, technically, we can talk about our new resolutions for another… (checks notes)… 4 days as of this writing.

After a dip in reading volume last year, I want to step up my game in 2022. I’ve set a goal to read 40 books. For the site, that will mean that no more than 1 post a month will be a reflection or essay. Thank the Lord for audio books.

I want to finish the various series I’ve started reading. The Green Bone Saga, the Broken Earth trilogy, The Tao Cycle; these are and others are living in my mind, unresolved. It’s time to resolve them. I also have my eye on some specific modern classics I want to finally tackle, including Mistborn and The Name of the Wind.

On the writing front, I want to try something different. I’ve had a particular series percolating in my mind for a year or more, and it’s just about ready to boil over if I don’t write something soon. This has the potential to be a very long-term project, so I want to take my time setting the stage for it. I know it is best to set goals I can control. To that end, my writing goal in 2022 is to write six short stories I am proud of, all set in the same universe.

I can feel your curiosity, reader. Fine. You wore me down. I’ll give you a glimpse: it’s a cozy mystery, but not what you think.

What about you? What are your reading or writing goals for 2022? Let us know in the comments or reach out on your social media of choice.

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