New year, new post

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to re: read pages, the blog that looks for books worth rereading and discusses the art of writing all while forcing me to keep working on my own first novel.

I hope you all had a fun and festive holiday season. Since we are now in a new year, I have made some resolutions about re: read pages that I would like to share with you.

  • Writing for my novel has priority over writing for my blog – I lost a lot of good writing time by trying to maintain the quality and quantity of this blog. While I really enjoyed all that I did on re: read pages, it didn’t help me with my ultimate goal of finishing my novel.
  • It is important that I post, not when I post – while I will make every attempt to post two times a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, I will not hold on to an idea just to match up to my intended blogging schedule.
  • Have more fun – as I have in other areas of my life, I took things a little too seriously when writing for re: read pages. Reading is fun and this blog so should be as well.

That’s it for me for now. Do you have any reading or writing resolutions for 2015? Sound off in the comments below and happy reading.

BJL

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2 thoughts on “New year, new post

  1. Currently my focus is on posting once a week to my blog. I’m 4 weeks ahead of myself (I have written, edited & scheduled the next 4 posts) which helps me not to get stressed out because I’m still editing the post the week before!

    So by the end of the year I want 52 new blog posts. This is primarily to help others with my words of encouragement but also to improve my writing.

    How much of your novel have you written?

    • I try to keep ahead of myself but some books take longer than others to finish reading so it is difficult to maintain a large cushion of time between writing and posting. I am hoping to have more posts this year than last, but I also want to put more words in my novel than last year. It is about half-way finished. If I could get the first draft finished this year, I would be very happy. I’m trying to change my writing habits so that I’m more scheduled, but not doing everything at once. In that way, it is a lot like a health and fitness goal. If you say you’re going to change all your bad habits starting on the same day, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Slow and steady is my goal. I am a tortoise.

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