You Will Be Held Accountable

Because I am super serious about my 2018 Literary Boss To Do List, I made a Google Sheet to track my progress on each of the areas I indicated would be a priority.

I’m pleased to report that it is only January 11 but I am just three items away from having all my January tasks complete: two more blog posts for the month, and one more submission to a literary magazine or book contest. This means I have read two books so far, and written a book review. Ta da!

My book reading will be supported in part by the young adult novel writing class I’m currently taking; I have to read 5 YA novels assigned by the course and a sixth of my choosing. But I imagine they’ll be quick reads.

I also reorganized my bookcase this morning, which was in a sad state of affairs after being disorganized by some nice folks repairing my apartment from a small flood in December. For this reason, I now know exactly how many unread books I have to choose from. And it’s a lot. A lot. It’s embarrassing, actually.

Piles of books


3 responses to “You Will Be Held Accountable”

  1. Love it! I think most writers have a pile of unread books like that. You will love reading all of the new YA – what did they assign?

    1. The list includes To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, The Outsiders, Lord of the Flies, and The House On Mango Street. I’ve read 3, and I’m excited to read the others. I also get to pick a contemporary one as well, and I think I’m going to do Everything, Everything.

  2. Ooh, Everything, Everything is good. The Hate U Give & Challenger Deep are two other favorites from recent years.

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