Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Look Back and A Look Forward pt. 2(Plus New Blog Design!)

So, yesterday I posted part one of this which was all about looking back at 2014, you can see it here. Today is all about looking forward at the new year!

First up, Happy New Year!



Looking Forward At 2015:

Blogging wise: I don't have many blogging related goals and I've just talked about them anyways. Basically, I want to chill out, no stress. I'm not going to stress over reading, I'm not going to stress over posting every day. I'm not going to change my blog design every two months(starting after my new design obviously). I'm probably not going to be posting very often on Wednesdays and Saturdays...it's just i don't have as many reviews(recently) and I don't want to post just to post when those posts end up mediocre. So, yeah. One goal, I guess, is going to be to post less often, though at least four time a week.

Writing Wise: I've said it before, wrote a whole post on my writing blog about it, but basically I just want to be working all year. Obviously, I'd like to start querying again and the ultimate dream of getting an agent, but I can't completely control those things, so I'm not going to think about them. My goal is to always be working, if I'm not drafting, I want to be editing and rewriting and outlining other things, I want to have something to focus on every month and just write, write, write.

Real Life Wise: Well, basically...writing. That's kind of going to be my life this year, and I wouldn't want it any other way! Really, I want to just try that whole "live in the moment thing", be more spontaneous, maybe actually leave the house once in a while and just have fun. Good fun, not crazy fun. I also want to cook and bake more, I've been working on honing my baking skills in 2014 but they still need some work, and I'd like to learn to cook more, just because I enjoy it.

Reading Wise: Well, my goal is to read 103 books. Further more, I want to read more fantasy. It's my favorite genre and I haven't been reading enough of it! I won't go into great detail on anything because I've talked about this all before, but one main goal is I would like to get down to under 50 books on my TBR(the real shelf in my room full of books!), I just reorganised that shelf and have about 90 books on it... So, this is pretty reasonable, right?


If you had one general goal for the new year, what would it be? What are you most excited about for the new year(books!?)?

8 comments:

  1. Ooo, second question is easy: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell! IT'S GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!
    The movie is really good, you should see it :D But be warned: It's not like the book.... (speaking of Howl's Moving Castle)

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    1. Yes! That is my single most anticipated book of the year!!!

      Yeah, I heard that about the movie, I still want to see it but I can't find it anywhere! =)

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  2. Nobody I think those are great goals haha. It's great that you're going to be working on your writing! I personally have a hard time with creative writing and writing short stories, just because it kind of intimidates me. But if I were to have a general writing goal, it would be to write more on my blog (discussions, etc) and I guess also try to start a writing project? Though I don't know.

    ALSO BOOKS HUH. I am excited for An Ember in the Ashes, and also I really want to read Red Queen. OH and All the Bright Places, which I have already preordered muhaha.

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    1. Thanks so much!

      Yeah, it can be intimidating to start writing, just because you have so much self-doubt! But, you should totally try to do something! Even just a short story!

      All The Bright Places, yes I already preordered it too! I'm so excited for it. =)

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  3. I love the idea of getting your actual TBR under control! I need to do this too, maybe I will have a similar goal. And you can DO IT (re: writing). We will be cheering you on!! My one general goal would be trying to be happier/calmer. I need to not freak out over everything. And yes, BOOKS! I am most excited about books! And BEA, because BOOKS!

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    1. Yeah, my TBR in real life is just way too out of control, half the time I can't even remember half of what's on it!

      Aww, thanks!

      I definitely need to work on being calmer and less stressed...it's just so hard! Of course, books are the best! =)

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  4. Good luck on your goals and happy new year!

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    1. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!

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