Happy New Year! Our New Year’s Eve was spent the same as the past several – dinner at our house with friends and family, and then games (with football on in the background, of course) until the final countdown to midnight. Plenty of food and tons of laughs – I can’t imagine a better way to welcome in the new year.
One thing I want to improve on this year (among many others) is my social media. I post regularly on my blog, but my FB author page and Instagram have fallen to the wayside in the past few months. I plan on creating a schedule and sticking to it. Something that seems to work for me is lists. I’ve mentioned before if I don’t have a roadmap for the day, I’m like Dory from Finding Nemo – I swim aimlessly and forget my goals. Setting time limits is also a thing for me. If not, I’ll disappear into the internet and accomplish nothing. Lists and time limits!
Anyone do the Goodreads Reading Challenge? I seriously surpassed my goal last year – I read 140 books of my goal of 90! Part of that is because I went overboard on requesting NetGalley ARCs (mostly because I wasn’t writing – see last Monday’s post). I’ve cut back on ARCs, plan to read the mountain of my own purchased books waiting for me, and hopefully have a finished draft of Book 5 by March. I set my reading challenge goal at 110 for this year – it just won’t consist of so many ARCs.
Wishing everyone a happy new year filled with health, happiness, new adventures, and good fortune!