This is an experiment for me this year. I want to write more. I used to write in Junior High and High School, but as the years have progressed, I have stopped that. I always enjoyed the process of writing, but for some reason (college, work) I just quite. Maybe it was frustration of not being able to work in the field I studied (English), or maybe it is because I am not a writer at my heart. Regardless, I am going to try and blog this year. What am I going to blog? Whatever I would like is the answer, but the crux of this blog is going to be this:
This year I am going to try something bold. I am going to make a resolution (which I have never done before) to try and read 50 books in a year. That is almost a book a week. That is pretty ambitious for me. I don’t tend to read a book a week, so ultimately, I think I am doomed. However, I am still going to try. I go in reading bouts and fits where I read tons, and then I get to a point where I stop reading for a month or two, and then start up again. So the idea that I can read 50 books in a year an ambitious goal that I am going to attempt. Wish me luck.
I will post more here than just reading (I hope). I want to improve my writing, and to do that is simple–write more and and write more often. I wan to improve both fiction and non-fiction writing (reviews mainly), and to do that, I just need to write. I have always thought I might like to be a novelist/short story writer, but considering the fact that I never have this driving NEED to write, I have my doubts. Every writer I have met and chatted with has told me or others in no certain terms that they have a drive to write. They cannot consider not writing. It is part of who they are. I have never had that driving need, but I do know you can be a writer without that driving force. So here I go. One post down, hopefully more to come.