May Writing & Reading Goals Check (June Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR MAY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Dandelion Wine for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
✓ Read Web of Dreams
✓ Read Stars Above
✓ Read Six of Crows
✓ Read The Forbidden Wish
✓  Do Book Pics
Web of Dreams recap

The only thing I finished for Whispertown was a new cover, which I reveal later on. I started Six of Crows near the end of the month but didn’t get too far so I guess I’ll finish that one for June. I planned to do my Book Pics today but I ended up having to cancel them for now. I’m hoping to finish them in a few days, though.

Here’s my goals for next month:

GOALS FOR JUNE

✓ Read at least six books
✓ Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my classic book
✓  Work on Whispertown re-write
✓  Read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
✓  Read My Sweet Audrina
✓  Read Blood Red Road
✓  Read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
✓  Do #PitMad on June 8
✓  Finish Six of Crows
✓  Do Book Pics

What were your goals for May? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for June?

 

jnc

 

 

April Writing & Reading Goals Check (May Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR APRIL:

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Peter Pan for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for my TBR
✓ Read Gates of Paradise for my TBR
✓ Read The Crown for my TBR
✓ Read Toxic (PLL) for my TBR
✓ Finish Creeper for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Do Book Pics
Do Gates of Paradise Recap for blog

I’m still in the process of finishing up my Gates of Paradise Recaps but since I’ve started, I decided to cross that goal off. I’m a bit behind on posts because of Camp NaNoWriMo. I am pretty amazed that I managed to get everything I wanted done this month.

 

Here’s my goals for next month:

 

GOALS FOR MAY

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Dandelion Wine for my classic book
✓ Work on Whispertown re-write
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
✓ Read Web of Dreams
✓ Read Stars Above
✓ Read Six of Crows
✓ Read The Forbidden Wish
✓  Do Book Pics
Web of Dreams recap

 

I’m going to mostly work on reading this month, though I feel like it would be a good time to work on Whispertown considering the subject matter.

 

What were your goals for April? Did you meet any of them? What are your plans for May?

 

jnc

 

 

March Writing & Reading Goals Check (April Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR MARCH:

 

✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Little Women for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban for my TBR
✓ Read The Heir for my TBR
✓ Read Deadly (Pretty Little Liars) for my TBR
✓ Read Fallen Hearts by V.C. Andrews for my TBR
✓ Read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for my TBR
✓ Do book pictures for the month
✓ Work on Creeper re-write
✓ Participate in #PitMad on 23rd

 

I did great with my reading goals and actually ended up reading 8 books! I haven’t been doing so hot with writing this year but I am hoping to change that in April.

GOALS FOR APRIL:
✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Peter Pan for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for my TBR
✓ Read Gates of Paradise for my TBR
✓ Read The Crown for my TBR
✓ Read Toxic (PLL) for my TBR
✓ Finish Creeper for Camp NaNoWriMo (30K Goal)
✓ Do Book Pics
Do Gates of Paradise Recap for blog

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for March? Is anyone else participating in Camp NaNo?

 

 

 

 

February Writing & Reading Goals Check (March Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

 

GOALS FOR FEBRUARY

✓ Read at least 6 books


✓ Read The Princess and the Goblin for my classic book


✓ Read Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) for my TBR


✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn for my TBR

✓ Read A Court of Thorns and Roses for my TBR


✓ Read Dark Angel by V.C. Andrews for my TBR


✓ Read When You Came Back for my TBR/review book


✓ do book pictures for the month


✓ Work on Creeper re-write

✓ Enter Pitch Madness on the 24th

I ended up reading 7.5 books for February. The half comes from a book I decided to read instead of The Wrath and the Dawn, a decision I came to regret when I ended up not enjoying the replacement (Roseblood by A.G. Howard). I ended up DNFing it halfway. Since I invested so much time into it, I decided that I am still counting it as a half book. I am bumping The Wrath and the Dawn to a book I read for sure this summer.

Tomorrow I will do my book pictures. The plan was to do them today but that didn’t happen. So I am still going to count that goal since I know I will have it done by the end of the day tomorrow.

I just haven’t found made the time to write lately. There’s little inspiration for it and that makes me sad. I was sure that Valentine’s Day would inspire me to work on Creeper considering the part I’m on was written near Valentine’s Day (and contains elements of it) when I first wrote it. Hopefully I will be able to make time to work on it in March.

Thankfully my de-cluttering of my apartment is almost complete so I won’t have to spend so much time on that and hopefully more on writing.

I also submitted Not My Fault to Pitch Madness. We’ll see if anything comes of it. And now, my goals for next month!

 

GOALS FOR MARCH

✓ Read at least 6 books

✓ Read Little Women for my classic book

✓ Read Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban for my TBR

✓ Read The Heir for my TBR

✓ Read Deadly (Pretty Little Liars) for my TBR

✓ Read Fallen Hearts by V.C. Andrews for my TBR

✓ Read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for my TBR

✓ Do book pictures for the month

✓ Work on Creeper re-write

✓ Participate in #PitMad on 23rd

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for February?

jnc

January Writing & Reading Goals Check (February Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.
GOALS FOR JANUARY
✓ Read The Bell Jar for my classic book

✓ Read at least 6 books

✓ Read Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) for my TBR

✓ Read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up for my TBR

✓ Read Red Queen for my TBR

✓ Read Heaven by V.C. Andrews for my TBR

✓ Read Frost Blood for my TBR/review book

✓ do book pictures for the month
✓ Work on Creeper re-write

I got through all of the books plus an extra one (a OnePiece manga) and I plan to do my Book Pics tomorrow. The only thing I did not get to was writing and I hope to get more accomplished next month. I have been really focusing on de-cluttering my apartment so I figure once I am finished I will have much more time to write. I’m halfway through!

GOALS FOR FEBRUARY
✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The Princess and the Goblin for my classic book
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) for my TBR
✓ Read The Wrath and the Dawn for my TBR
✓ Read A Court of Thorns and Roses for my TBR
✓ Read Dark Angel by V.C. Andrews for my TBR
✓ Read When You Came Back for my TBR/review book
✓ do book pictures for the month
✓ Work on Creeper re-write
✓ Enter Pitch Madness on the 24th

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for January?

 

jnc

2017 Writing Goals

Last year was not a great year overall when it came to writing. I’m pretty sure the only major achievement was writing Not My Fault for NaNoWriMo, and starting on the re-write of Creeper. I miss writing and need to make more time for it. I’m hoping that I will be ready to begin thinking about publishing this year or next. Whether it’s traditional or self-published will just depend on how the year goes.

My goals for 2017:

* Finish Creeper re-write.

* Continue to enter Twitter writing events such as Pitch Wars, Pitch Madness, #PitMad, etc.

*  Re-write Whispertown.

*  Re-write/edit Our Reasons.

* Re-write/edit Evil in the Walls.

* Write something new

* Begin researching serious publishing options
Those are going to be my main goals this year. I really want to work on fine-tuning these stories and hopefully find a publisher for at least one of them. If not, then I will more than likely look into self-publishing.

I’m sure most writers have fantasized about becoming famous because of their books and I’m no exception, but over the last few years that dream has changed. Now my only wish is to share my stories with the world and see them on bookshelves, whether on readers or those in stores. I miss readers so much.

Hopefully 2017 will be a more productive writing & editing year than 2016 was!

 

jnc

December Writing & Reading Goals Check (January 2017 Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR DECEMBER
✓ Read Oliver Twist for my classic book
✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The One for my TBR
✓ Read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan for my TBR
✓ Read Winter for my TBR
✓ Read Dexter’s Final Cut for my TBR
✓ Read Dexter is Dead for my TBR
✓ do book pictures for the month
✓ Write a Christmas short story

 

I feel pretty good about my progress considering how busy they were with work, the holidays, and two weeks of being sick again! I feel overall I did great with my reading goals for 2016 in general but this year I want to focus more on writing, too!

 

GOALS FOR JANUARY 2017
✓ Read The Bell Jar for my classic book
✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated) for my TBR
✓ Read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up for my TBR
✓ Read Red Queen for my TBR
✓ Read Heaven by V.C. Andrews for my TBR
✓ Read Frost Blood for my TBR/review book
✓ do book pictures for the month
✓ Work on Creeper re-write

 

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for December? Or 2016 in general?

 

jnc