I won’t be talking resolutions, but goals. Goals give me direction while resolutions are just something I’ll consider. If I want to change a habit, I’ll pick that moment and not wait for the beginning of a new year. I’ve already written about some personal goals since I only wanted to talk about the reading and writing related goals here.
I will set Goodreads Reading Challenge at 45 books for 2019. Since I managed to read 44 books this year, 45 should be doable. It’s a 50% increase over my reading goal last year. My aim is to read more physical books and finish all the books that the authors have sent me for review.
My reading challenge will also dictate twelve books of those 45 and I have the twenty books that others recommended to me. This time I haven’t made a list of books that I want to read since I still have books on my list from the past two years.
I signed up for two book tours. It’s not something I’ll do often, but these are exceptions. One is organised by @The_WriteReads, and another one to celebrate the first bookaversary of The Cocktail Bar by Isabella May. I’ll be doing a Q&A for both in the book tours, but reviews will be up later as well. Those will probably be the only book tours I’ll do.
I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo since I’ll be travelling for half of the month and I already know that I can’t write 50k words in less than two weeks. That doesn’t mean that I won’t do words. My writing goal for 2019 is to write 100k new words for my fiction. This will probably be a combination of the second book in my YA paranormal romance trilogy, a set of three novellas, and a handful of short stories. I already started a short story called “A Dress To Kill For” to work on that word count.
I’m going to pick another month to try to write 50k words. That will probably be the start of the sequel to A Devil’s Deal. Maybe I’ll do that during a Camp NaNo, or I might use those to start with one of the novellas.
First I have to edit my short story collection so I can publish that and want another round of edits for A Devil’s Deal before I start actively outlining my story for the sequel.
My short story collection will be published this year. Finally. I’m going to make it happen. I’ve already another short story in the same world and I might add a few more for a second collection. A second volume might be published after I’ve published my YA trilogy.
My schedule so far has been one post on Friday, every week. This year I’ll post my book reviews on Tuesdays as much as possible and blog about other things on Fridays. Some ARC book reviews can be posted at other times to match the release date. By keeping book reviews off my regular schedule, content will increase. Blogmas has shown me that there’s a high interest in stationery related posts as well, so I’m adding that to my list as well. If there’s any topic in particular that you want to hear more about, please leave a comment.
I hope you’ll stay with me on this journey through 2019 and share your thoughts and opinions! I’d love to get to know you better so if you have your own blog, don’t hesitate to link it so I can come visit you as well!