I'm not one for New Years resolutions. I have goals sometimes that start at the beginning of a year. Resolutions are typically something that just sets me up for failure. I will do X vs. I will try to do X. Yeah, it's all mental, I know, but it works for me.
This year, though, I had this awesome idea. A reading resolution. Oh, I already have a reading goal - 70 books read this year (not counting my own and anything I read that won't be published in 2016). This resolution thing is something different.
This year I resolve to buy and read one 'new to me', indie-published author a month. And if I enjoy the book, leave reviews for it at Amazon and Goodreads.
Kind of a put up or shut up kind of thing. I'd like people to give my books a whirl. I'd like them to leave reviews when they do. I can't really expect people to do something I don't do myself. Voila! Reading resolution.
So, once a month, all through 2016, I will choose a book from an indie author I haven't read before, read the book, and leave a review. I expect there'll be some kind of link thing in the sidebar once I finish the first book. Might even post the review there or something. All that isn't finalized yet in my head.
This resolution is doable. It's important. And I will find a way to squeeze it into my schedule.
Now I just need to pick a book for January. Lucky for me, I get all sorts of book newsletters these days. There should be something in those to hold my attention.
What about you? Does this sound like something you'd be interested in doing along with me? If not, do you have any other resolutions you'd like to share?