Saying Hello to 2022

2022 is here, and of course, it feels like nothing has really changed. I did stay up to watch the countdown, but I did not partake in writing any New Year Resolutions, because like many, I never seem to be able to accomplish them, especially since I tend to give up within a month.

This year, I’m simply setting some goals I’d like to aim for. Not to necessarily achieve, but to work towards. If I manage to reach them by the end of this year, I can celebrate, but if I don’t, I will not be holding myself down under pressure and disappointment.

So let’s take a look at some of the goals I have set for myself:

  1. Booktube.

I have tried to be a booktuber in my years at high school but ultimately saw an end to it because I didn’t like the way I had recorded or set up the videos, and I didn’t particularly like the way I reviewed books. It didn’t feel like it fit in with all the other types of content similar booktubers would do, so I stopped. But this year I’d really like to get back into it.

I’d really like to do more reviews in general, and have a monthly recap of books I’ve read and recommend.

2. Get my WIP published.

The time has come where I can happily say the book project I had started a little over two months ago, is now complete. The final few steps are submissions. I have a good idea and list of places where I want to submit to, but if I get rejected, I’d be more than happy to go back into self-publishing. The end goal is to just be able to hold another one of my books in my hands again.

3. Finish my WIP #2 and #3

With all the focus on WIP #1 now relaxed and able to be put onto other things, I want to start working on my other two book projects. These two projects are a poetry in witchcraft book and a queer novel in verse, both of which I’m very excited to start fleshing out.

4. Maybe start a literary magazine?

This will very likely not happen, but it’s been something I’ve been thinking about a bit more recently as the magazines I volunteer with begin to open up submissions again for the new year. I love the idea of giving writers a home for their pieces, and I love the idea of reading work I might not have ever had the chance to read or find, it’s all so exciting and fun to me. But. I’m afraid my day job, volunteer activities, and my small business might take up to much of my time. I wouldn’t be able to give the magazine project the attention it deserved.

Overall, I have lots of plans for 2022 and I’m excited to get a small head start into these plans, by, well, planning them out in more detail. I always seem to work best with having a detailed idea.

What are some of your goals for 2022?

Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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