Happy New Year, friends!
New Year’s Eve was one of the craziest (and coldest!) days of the year for me. Today, January 1st, I’m sitting in our office listening to a playlist of random songs and updating my blog. As I have been for the past two hours. It’s rather nice – a calm, quiet start to the year (after suddenly discovering this morning that I was supposed to play violin for our church’s 11:00 service -_-).
So here’s a short post of looking ahead at this year!
(featured image by my dad)
As you may have noticed, Song Beyond Silence has gotten a makeover! (which, by the way, is what I’ve spent these two hours doing). I’ve been wanting to use the Baskerville theme since like two months ago, and this seemed like the perfect time to change. I also changed the tagline. The original (“Tales of God’s Goodness and Grace) was more a spur-of-the-moment decision, and while it was a perfectly good tagline, I think “Seeking to Speak of the Stars” better communicates this blog’s content and style.
I’d love to do some guest posts this year as well. If you’re interested, let me know!
I’m also changing my posting schedule. I was doing Tuesdays and Fridays, but Lord willing I’ll be doing Mondays and Thursdays instead from here on. Don’t ask me why, I just think it’ll work better?
Hopefully this year I’ll get better at scheduling posts in advance.
I’m doing the Goodreads challenge for the first time this year, and I’m going for 50 books. So… yay. The plan is to read some that are a little more outside my comfort zone (like some of the philosophers I’ve been studying lately), and also some classics like Beowulf and The Silmarillion.
Lord willing, I’d like to finish the first draft of God, Jesus, Bible within the next few months. After that… I guess I’ll step into the crazy world of writing book proposals? Among the many other things I’ve learned about nonfiction is that you don’t wait to finish the book before you submit it to a publisher.
The Fringe of Eternity project is still very much on the radar as well. More information on that should be coming in later posts.
I also have one or two ideas for maybe a shorter fiction work. We’ll see about that, I guess…
No, I don’t have any new year’s resolutions, per se; but I do have some goals.
- Read through the whole Bible (planning to do this with a couple friends)
- Memorize 2,000 new Bible verses (don’t laugh. or think I’m a superhuman. Lord willing, about half will come from Bible Bee Nationals)
- Keep a bullet journal (because yay for organization and planning)
- Read 50 books (see above)
- Email friends consistently (you should see my “need answers” folder on Gmail -.-)
- Grow in knowledge of and love for God and His word
//I love this hymn, and it seems very appropriate for beginning a new year.//
Do you have any goals for 2017? Are there any books you really want to read this year?