Well, 2016 has finally ended. It was a year of highs and lows for me, and many memories I won't ever forget, and will continue to influence me in the future. I am excited for 2017 and the prospects this year will bring. I have quite a few goals for this year and really want to focus on them and I hope you will join me on this journey.
Writing Goals for 2017
I did a crazy amount of writing this year. A crazy amount for me at least. I wrote three hundred pages of my own work, just for me, on top of being a full time student with two jobs. I want to continue that. This year I have several writing goals for this year.
My First Goal for 2017 is to edit The Five Fritual's, the book I am posting to Wattpad. ( https://www.wattpad.com/343665553-the-frituals-working-title-chapter-1-shauna ) to a publishable or semi- publishable level.
Goal 1.5 is to begin querying The Five Fritual's but that won't be until late 2017, if this doesn't happen until 2018 I wouldn't be upset.
My second writing goal is to finish The Fritual's Fatel (Working Title) This was the book I wrote for Nanowrio. I finished Nanowrimo, but if you have read some of my previous #writingwednesday posts I did not finish the story. So I want to finish that story, and maybe begin edit it.
My final writing goal goes in tandam with school. I will be done with college this December which is terrifying and liberating, knowing that this time next year I won't have to worry about school work. Maybe work work lol. But my goal is for my senior thesis. I have an idea already for what that will be, it will be a Novella as our limit is around 30 pages long, so my goal for this is to start this summer on it, and to have an A on it. This lowest grade I would "allow" myself to have would be a B+ so while my goal is an A I would I guess settle for a B+ on my senior thesis project.
My Reading Goals
My goal for reading this year is to read and listen to at least 60 books this year. I read 58 books I didn't quite reach my goal but I really think that I can make it to 60 books. Doing a review a week I will have to haha.
I would love to meet a few authors this year and interview them. I have at least one option to meet and author in May but that is up in the air. I am waiting as paitently as I can for that date.
I would like to build this platform, I know it won't grow to a crazy amount right away but I would love to grow this bookworm family and maybe add some of you to a beta reading group that I would like to start for my work. So keep an eye out for that.
My second goal for the professional catagory is to do a really strong job at an intership I will be starting in Febuary for a small publishing company. I don't really know what to expect from it so it will be an adventure. Would you like to see some of that journey? Let me know.
My January TBR
With a new month comes a new TBR (To Be Read) List
1. Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Inquasition by Taran Mathuru
3. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
4. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
5. Conffessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
A lover of words, reading and writing.