- Write one poem a week.
- Read one book by a new author each week.
- Finish my snowflake for daBook.
- Participate in 10 out of 12 BIW weeks this year.
Really sort of a mixed bag of goals this year, but they do address my major needs as a writer right now — I need to be reading more, and reading a wider variety of stuff, not just the same old handful of authors, and I need to develop my poetry craftsmanship, so that when I do get those lightning strikes of inspiration I can use them effectively.
It’s great to see you talking about reading. Sometimes writers seem to think they should isolate themselves from the world of literature. I tend to think the opposite–reading widely and reading good work really fires up my creativity, and not in a plagiaristic way at all.