I haven’t been the most productive reader these last few months of the year, so I hope to make some realistic goals that will help me become a steadier reader this year.
Try to finish 1 book/month. This is usually an attainable goal; I just have to be consistent at it!
Write more often. Usually reading helps me write better and I think the same can be said about writing. I believe that writing more helps readers become more imaginative pertaining to the worlds and stories they read about, which could help a reader get more out of what they are reading.
Read more books from my bookshelf. I have SO many books that I have accumulated over the past couple of years from bookshops, thrift stores, online bookstores, and garage sales so it is high time that I crack into more of what is already on my shelf instead of relying on the public library for new reads.
Read more Historical Fiction. This is my favorite genre, so why do I not read as much of it as I do other genres? Perhaps I am too picky about how other authors write? Am I biased in what I desire to read versus the books I find?
Read more Non-Fiction. As much as I love fictional stories, it would be nice to learn about the facts about the time periods I read about in my fictional stories or what I desire to research for my own stories.
So, there we have it! A short, sweet, and to-the-point (as all writing should be) list of how I can improve my reading this year. What are some of your writing or reading goals for 2023?