Good morning, good afternoon, or good night, fellow bookworms! Wherever you are in the world, you’re all – I think – now past all the fireworks and celebrations, or maybe you’re still right in it. Celebrating what?! The NEW YEAR, of course!
I wish you all a very Happy New Year! Filled with happiness, and love, and with books, obviously.
Usually, there’s not a new year that goes without RESOLUTIONS. Well, for some people. I’m not one to make too many resolutions, because I tend not to do it anyway, so why add the pressure? Instead, this year, I decided to set up some goals in what, with my full blogging year now, takes up a lot of my time and my happiness, obviously. So let’s take a look at my …
Reading goals for 2016 📚
The past year, I set up a Goodreads goal for the first time. My target was 45 books, and I met it with a few books ahead of schedule, YES! I’m pretty proud of that, I have to admit it. Obviously, I want to read MORE this year. Whenever I see some people reading over 200 books, I’m wondering just HOW can they do that. I want to set A VERY UNREALISTIC GOAL, and aim for like, 100 books. But I know I will never be able to pull that off… maybe I should go with half of this?
Thanks to the AMAZING book blogging community, I discovered and added tons of books to my TBR. I read SO many AMAZING books that I won’t forget anytime soon, thanks to YOU. I’m not going to stop that, for sure. There are SO many hyped books I need to get into. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to follow the flock just like that. I am a VERY CURIOUS person. I need to know what is UP with this Throne of Glass series. I need to check out ALL the Patrick Ness’ books that I didn’t get to last year. I want to read more FANTASY, because it’s a genre I don’t go to often, and I’m curious about it. I NEED to read more MAGICAL REALISM, because I read The Accident Season not so long ago, and damn. It’s the kind of book that has me chocking on my cereals because it’s JUST THAT GOOD.
Well, if I need to sum up my reading goals for the new year, let’s just say that I WANT TO READ MORE BOOKS, I want to drown in books.
Writing goals for 2016 ✏️
There’s another part of my life, one of my passions that I rediscovered in 2015 thanks to the wonderful NaNoWriMo. I’ve always been a writer at heart, and I used to write a lot, and a lot, before I kind of stopped. Life takes over a lot of things. In the past year, I decided to write MORE, again. I decided to try and do NaNoWriMo, with a story in mind and craziness on the tip of my fingers. AND IT WORKED. I DID IT. This is probably one of the things I’m the most proud of in the past year – including acing my exams. No. It’s better than acing some exams.
I really, REALLY want to set up some writing goals this year, too, because I don’t want to lose that. I want to get back to my NaNoWriMo story. I finished the first, first and very messy draft at the very beginning of December, with 62 K. I want to rewrite it, or at least re-read it, and fix some plot holes. I want to get back to that story, and not let it be forgotten.
MORE writing has to be in order, too. Participate again in NaNoWriMo, or even Camp NaNoWriMo, if I get the time. Because it’s wonderful, and that’s what got me writing, and motivated to actually FINISH something. I just want to WRITE MORE.