It’s that time of year again; full of optimism and champagne, we set a great list of goals for ourselves. Gyms, exercise machines sales reps and diet programs do gangbuster business the first two months of the year.

03I take the easy way out and make reading resolutions. Here are mine for 2016:

  • I resolve to make my writing a priority.
  • I resolve to delve deeper into the sub-genre of Military SF.
  • I resolve to go to more conventions.

I’ve already registered for Northern California’s small and dynamic FogCon in March, and WorldCon in August. Look how well I’m doing!

How did I do on last year’s? Well, pretty well on the Mil-SF resolution, I think, and I read several good books on literary criticism, but I failed completely on reading Mervyn Peake’s GORMENGHAST trilogy. Do I put it back on the list of this year’s resolutions? Hmmm…

Tell us what your goals are, and (if you want to) how you did on 2015’s resolutions.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.