I had a lot of goals for January, namely the twenty books I thought I was going to read. Haha as if… Read on to see how I did and what books I plan to read in February.
There were a lot of cross overs between books I planned to read, actually read and want to read in February. So here are a few graphics. I know that the February TBR list is quite long… that’s because I want to read a lot of books and it just depends on what I get to.
So in January I read ten books, of which three were ones I was already half way through. That’s not great considering I was on holidays the whole time, but it’s not too bad. My February TBR is once again made up of school books and a few other ones namely the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. The white lines show which books ended up on more that one list, because a lot of them have transferred over. There are some books that I planned to read in January and didn’t get to but aren’t on my TBR for next month, that’s because there are only so many books I can read in a month so I aim to read them in later months of the year.
I also amassed a few book vouchers from my birthday that I aim to use in the coming months along with a new bookshelf. Check out the books I got in my bookshelf organization post.
I aimed to write 50k in January… I wrote like 3k. However I did a lot of planning and now I think I’m ready to write a lot in February. I have a list of scenes and corrections that I aim to do however it’s kind of difficult to judge that in a number of words. So for February my goals is:
Work on my novel in the times I have scheduled
It’s difficult to judge and not a smart goal (learn about smart goals in my news years resolution post) but it’s the best I can come up with. The times I plan to write are roughly an hour most mornings and a few times in the evening. It adds up to around ten hours a week so if I can actually stick to that I will be pretty happy.
I also had some really interesting and vivid dreams that I am interested in using in my writing as a basis for characters or a situation.
This month has been pretty good for blogging. I haven’t managed to write posts ahead of time which was one of my main goals but I did manage to make some pretty nice graphics for my blog and find a review process that works for me. Some of my posts this month include
I also posted reviews for the following books
Plus, in this one month I have been able to get more than half the views I got in the whole of last year! I think that’s a pretty big accomplishment, or it just shows how little effort I put into my blog last year.
Also, I got twitter so now you can keep up with my random thoughts, bookish updates and writing sprints over at @Bookish Nights