Hey everyone! It’s already July and since 6 months have passed, I have decided to review how I have done in the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year, how I have progressed and if I need to tweak them!
A. READING GOALS
1. Read 50 Books
To me, 50 books sound realistic so I wish to stick to this and try and read more if possible. I read 40 in 2018, so adding 10 seems plausible…
–> So I have read 32 books by now and am actually ahead of track for my reading goal.
Goodreads says I am 10 books ahead of schedule and damn if I am proud of myself!
2. Read the Books on my shelves
I buy too much and am not able to read it all. It is pretty sad and so, here I have decided to attempt to read all the unread books on my bookshelf in 2019. I know this is kind of impossible since I will keep buying, so to compensate for it, I will read at least 1 or 2 old books every month.
So, I made a list!
- January – To Kill a Kingdom
- February- Six of Crow + The Crooked Kingdom
- March – One of Us is Lying
- April – Eleanor & Park
- May- King’s Cage
- June- Queen of the Tearling
That’s only 6 months out of 12, but well, let me see if I can keep to this and when I do a mid-year update then I can list out the rest! 🙂
–> Okay, so I definitely did not adhere to this list
I did end up reading One Of Us Is Lying and Six of Crows but I managed to read none of the others and to top it all off, I bought more books to add to my list.
Again, I am hoping to read 1-2 of the books that have been on my bookshelf for a long time and here’s a list!
- July- The Crooked Kingdom
- August- To Kill A Kingdom
- September- King’s Cage
- October- Queen of the Tearling + King’s Cage
- November- Eleanor & Park
- December -It + Heartless
3. Explore more Genres
I have seen that I usually stick to reading what I know I love. So, I plan to at least try to read other genres this year!
So, these are the genres I wish to read more of:
- 1 Crime Fiction
- 2 Historical Fiction
- 2 Classics
- 3 Autobiographies/ biographies
–> I did pretty well on this I guess.
Here’s what I have read:
- 1 Crime Fiction – The Hounds of the Baskerville
- 1 autobiography – Becoming
- 1 Classic – The Merchant of Venice
1. Write one short story per month.
My short stories usually vary from about 1,000 words to 10,000 so writing one per month can be done. Plus, this will be good practise and will overall help me develop as a writer!
–> No, I couldn’t do this but I did write a chapter per month and I think that should count!
2. Write a poem per month.
I personally find writing poems a little hard so this might prove to be difficult but I hope to achieve it! I also hope that some of the poems I write are worthy enough of being posted on this blog.
–> Yeah, this really didn’t happen. Like I said, I’m not too good with poems so well, I just end up staying far away and I am cutting this goal from my 2019 goals
3. NaNoWriMo 2019
I want to write a complete novel this year and what better way to achieve it than via NaNoWriMo? I just hope that I will be able to do it!
–> This hasn’t happened yet but I did take part in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and while I did not succeed, I did try and made a plan for the rest of the year!
C. BLOGGING GOALS
1. Stick to a posting Schedule
This is really important otherwise everything ends up going down the hill. When I don’t post for quite some time, it makes me feel detached and it makes it harder to come back. So, I hope to not get out of it and post at least twice a week or more if possible!
–> No proper schedule this year either but at least it was better than last year!
2. Blog Hop more
There are days when I spend hours going through blogs and then there are some days when I don’t even look at one. I want to balance these out so I can interact with the community properly!
–> Kind of? But I hope I can get better at it!
and that’s a wrap!
How have you all been doing on your 2019 goals? Are you adding any to your list or cutting out any like I did? Do you think you will be successful at finishing them all? Tell me in the comments below!