New Year Resolutions

Apparently this is the day for lists. I figured I’d post my resolutions for this blog and at the end of the year I’ll see how well I measured up.

1. Read 150 books. in 2013 I read 178 books. My mental goal is 200, but I’d like to get to 150. We shall see.

2. I always try very hard to explore genres each year that I don’t think I like. Last year I explored urban fantasy, and I actually learned that the genre itself isn’t as horrible as I thought it was. This year I want to explore more young adult. I think I give that genre a bad wrap, and that’s not fair because I’ve hardly read any of it. Time to change that. Also, read more books written by women, and books with female leads.

3. I’d like to explore more genre issues. Due to my health battles, I’ve been way too absorbed in myself to really explore too many issues. Thus, the sexism in fantasy and SciFi stuff, the race stuff, the other stuff that people talk so much about are really just issues that I know nothing about, which is stupid, because I am a woman so I should at least know more about the plight of women in SpecFic. That’s just logical. Now that I’m not completely self-absorbed, I’d like to investigate more of these issues and write about them more as I learn and explore them.

4. I’d like to podcast more. I am on the SF Signal podcast occasionally, but I’d love to be on more and different podcasts. I’m waiting to be discovered (har har).

5. I want Special Needs in Strange Worlds to keep growing, and I’d love to contribute to more websites as well. I hope I get more invitations.

6. I don’t want to get sucked into drama. I run this website for fun and when I do get sucked into drama I always regret it, or disagree with my own opinion after an hour. I don’t enjoy pissing contests, drama or other things of that nature. Life is too short. I want this to be fun and drama free. I love reading and talking about what I read, and I want to infuse my website with that rather than anything else.

7. I want to get something published. I am losing hope, but I would like it to happen.

That’s it. Let’s see how I do!