Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Resolutions

Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday here at Great Exhortations, hosted as always by the Broke and the Bookish. In honor of the new year, this week’s topic covers our resolutions for this year. Read on to see mine.


1. Read 60 books: As I mentioned in my last post, my reading goal for 2016 is 60. This is the same as my goal from 2015, but I’m anticipating having less free time this year.

2. Be more active on my GE Twitter: I have a personal Twitter, which I use quite a bit (mostly to tweet funny things my friends say), as well as a Great Exhortations Twitter, which I neglect. I want to get better about tweeting and interacting with the book blogging community.

3. Create a GE Instagram: I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, but I haven’t because having to sign in and out of two Instas on my phone seems like a pain. Thankfully, my boyfriend got me a tablet for Christmas, which I’m planning to use for a GE Instagram.

4. Finish writing my novel…: I wrote about 23k words of a novel in December and I want to finish a preliminary draft soon.

5. …And iron out the details…: I love fantasy. I live for it. But world-building takes a ton of time, and I am totally the type to get caught up on details.

6. …And make progress in editing it and getting criticism: Writing is all about revision, and I’m really looking forward to reaching the point where I can actually comb through my scenes, get opinions, and make improvements.

7. Move to a job I like: This has nothing to do with reading, writing, or my blog, but I really need to move to a new job this year. I’ve been at my current job for about a year and six months now, and I’ve disliked it this entire time. I need to move to a different sort of environment.

8. Get better about blogging: My blogging in 2015 was sporadic, unpredictable, and mostly on Tuesdays (for obvious reasons). I want to get better about blogging on a set, regular schedule.

9. Finally read Ferragost by Melina Marchetta: WHAT AM I WAITING FOR??

10. Try audiobooks more: They’re so convenient for driving, walking, or doing mindless work. I have a problem staying focused (my mind tends to wander), but I very much enjoyed my first audiobook experience last month and I’m keen to try it again.


Share your resolutions with me in the comments! Thanks for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Resolutions

  1. Cheyanne says:

    I’m desperately trying to enjoy audiobooks as well (they’re perfect while working!) and have really enjoyed Gabi, A Girl in Pieces and A Tale for the Time Being. A Tale for the Time Being is narrated by the author which I think makes it a little more dynamic than some of the other audiobooks I’ve tried.


  2. pennma05 says:

    Last year was the first time I really got into audiobooks. I also have trouble focusing so I only listen to books I have already read before so that if I space out, I don’t miss anything because I already know what happened. Good luck finishing your novel! That is an awesome goal! 🙂


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