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    • Is it December already? 2018 sure did fly by. Now that we're already in the final month of the year, many people are undoubtedly thinking about their new year's resolutions. Personally, I don't do resolutions, but over the past few years I did give myself projects for the new year. Last year I started a "Video of the Day" project where I attempted to post one video a day to social media for the entire year. Unfortunately, I didn't follow through all the way, failing just as we entered August. This year I took on a simpler challenge, a "Photo of the Day" project. I started a bit late, but I'm currently on the final stretch with less than 60 days to go.

      Even though my current project will only end in January 2019, I actually already have plans for a new project to start on January 1st. Two projects actually. The first will be a "Word of the Day" project, where I post a word to Twitter every day and explain what it means. Not going to be too academic in nature, I'm not going through the dictionary to find unique words, just words that I have personally encountered on a day to day basis which I think would be interesting to share.

      The second project is the big one. Something very challenging for me. Reading. I actually read a lot, but my reading is limited to the internet and academic journals. I want to read a proper novel. I've tried in the past but just couldn't get the habit to stick. So next year I want to try and read one book a month. I know it'll probably be difficult for me to follow through, but I want to at least give it a shot. If anybody has any suggestions on which books I can read, preferably something within the sci-fi/fantasy genre, I'd appreciate it 😁.

      What about you? Do you do new year's resolutions? Would you be interested in starting a personal project in the new year? Feel free to share!

    • What about you? Do you do new year's resolutions? Would you be interested in starting a personal project in the new year? Feel free to share!

      My plans are to learn how to podcast and to produce a few episodes. I don’t have any ideas yet for content but it feeds my need to learn new skills and tech.

      I also want to join an online writers group where I can get useful feedback. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    • I am always on the lookout for good novels. I pay attention to award winners and then cross-reference with Goodreads to see if the winners are also appreciated by average readers and not just literary judges.

      For sci-fi and fantasy, check out the Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards.