So Resolved

Happy New Year to my fellow Debs and all our readers! Hope your 2019 is off to a great start.

I’m the kind of Type A weirdo who makes resolutions all year long, but for the start of 2019 I’m trying to keep it relatively simple and focus on the following:

  • Writing consistently – I’ve tried word count goals, time goals, etc. in the past, but this year I just want to write consistently. By which I mean: plan ahead and make steady, meaningful progress toward my goals (my main one being to finish another book this year so it can hopefully come out in 2020).
  • Reading more – I read over 100 books last year, and I’d like to keep that up or exceed it this year. I feel better, mentally and physically, when I spend the majority of my downtime reading instead of staring at screens, and also my TBR runneth over.
  • Listening to my body – Eating when I’m hungry, stopping when I’m full (and eating what I really want, not what I think I should be eating), unplugging and relaxing when I’m anxious or in pain, going to sleep when I’m tired instead of scrolling Twitter one more time (okay, twelve more times).
  • Using social media more intentionally – I admire people who can quit social media, but that’s not me. Even if I didn’t need it for book marketing, I’ve met some of my favorite people on Twitter and Facebook (and some of my favorite dogs on Instagram). But in 2019 I want to get better at using social media for specific purposes and then logging off instead of scrolling aimlessly.
  • And finally: not biting my nails anymore – My resolution every year since I was a kid, maybe this will finally be my year!!! LOL probably not since I do it more than ever when stressed, but maybe the prospect of doing public book signings with raggedy-ass fingernails will shame me into quitting. If anyone has any surefire anti-nail biting tips, hit me with them (and no, the gross-tasting polish does not stop me, I’ve tried it).
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Layne Fargo

Layne Fargo has Master’s degrees in theater and library science, which seem slightly less useless now that she writes very dramatic books. She’s a Pitch Wars mentor and a member of the Chicagoland chapter of Sisters in Crime. Layne lives in Chicago with her partner and their pets. Her debut, TEMPER, will be published by Scout Press in the summer of 2019.

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