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Monday, January 4, 2010

New Years' Resolutions

I believe there is a difference between reading and being a reader. My son Noah has been reading for about three years now, but it wasn’t until he made his 2010 new year’s resolutions that I was certain he had become a reader.

At the top of the list: “Read 300 books,” and my favorite, “go to the library all by myself.” Now that is what I call an independent reader.

What is your reading resolution this year?

--Julie, senior editor


mikedyson said...

My reading resolution for 2010 is to find a good balance between reading and writing. Since there's not a scientifically tested and proven ratio for success, any suggestions?

Beth Brezenoff, Senior Editor said...

Mike--I think it depends on what you're trying to achieve! You can do both--even in large quantities--and still get a lot out of each. But in my experience, it helps to just try to enjoy it as much as possible. If you're not enjoying it, stop and do something else. Why take the fun out of it? Or if one's harder than the other, maybe set goals--i.e., after I write 10 pages in my new novel, I get to read three chapters of the book I just bought. Hope that helps!

Sharon Mayhew said...

1. I'm going to actively pursue being published. I've spent the last few years writing with the occassionaly submission. I'm going to start reviewing my files and research where I can send my stories. :)
2. Maintain blog.
3. Finish YA and MG WIPs.
4. Be happy!