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January 7 2014: Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014 (bookish, not bookish or a blend)
1. Be more moderate in the number of library book check outs. Often I end up more books than days to read them, and this cuts into my other-book reading time drastically.
2. Read all of the stack of unread books (currently) sitting on my bookshelves. To this end, I have joined a TBR pile challenge that will account for 5 of the 11. It was 15 last August, and I read 8, but then I added more. This is a never-ending process.
3. Make progress on my Kindle backlog. I’m not getting through all 65 of these, as the free eBooks have tempted me too much. (And continue to do so.) But I need to start reading them.
4. Actually pare down my bookshelves. I have books somewhere in there I’ve read once and will never read again. They need to go. Where I’ll find the time, I don’t know, but I will! (Anyone have a time turner?)
5. Write every day. (Not blogging or editing, though I will count books, short stories, or poetry.)
6. Write more in notebooks. People give these to me, and I buy them for myself, and I use them very slowly. Their number is heading towards the ridiculous.
7. Start submitting manuscripts again. I did this for a bit, dropped it, and haven’t picked it up again. You get nowhere if you don’t try…
8. Spend more time with my family. It’s funny how you can get busy, and they can get busy, and a whole year can slip by with only phone calls and emails.
9. Exercise. This is a common resolution, I think, because most of us should do it more, and many of us hate it.
10. Walk dogs at the shelter. I haven’t for a while, and in part it’s the weather, but as soon as it’s tolerable out there, I need to start again. Dogs need love, too, not just the (AC/heated building housed) cats.