Writers are fond of making writing resolutions for the first of the year. I did some last year and most of them were things like “sell paranormal romance series” and “finish editor’s revisions on XYZ manuscript.” Those resolutions, I quickly learned, are silly. I have no control over whether the vampire series sells, or whether revisions come to me in a certain calendar month or year.
This year, I want to make resolutions as a reader. Because, first and foremost, that’s what I am. I’m a fan of all the speculative fiction genres, yet I found myself reading a lot of books last year because someone asked me to, or I felt an obligation to a publisher who sent me a review copy (for which I’m always grateful), or I wanted to get enough reviews written to fill up the Preternatura blog every week :-). As a result, I ended up neglecting some of my favorite authors and series. (I’m behind with both Black Dagger Brotherhood and Dresden Files…Holy cow…This is unacceptable!)
So my resolution for 2012 is to slow down and really read the books I want to read. It means I might feature a book or giveaway on the blog for something I haven’t read–not that it isn’t a terrific book, but because I have so many books ahead of it in the TBR pile and want to feature it while it’s a relatively new release. The actual reviews will be things I’ve savored, enjoyed, spent time with, and given thought to.
I’ll still do a lot of giveaways…don’t worry 🙂 and I’ll be starting a new blog in the next month or so from my paranormal romance-writing alter-ego. Details to come on that one.
What are your reading resolutions for 2012? Looking to start a new series? Explore a new genre? Have any particular releases you’re looking forward to (besides Royal Street, of course–LOL)? Today, let’s just chat.