2015 And Beyond

It’s a new year and I want to start off wishing everyone a happy and healthy one. This is the time we set goals, maybe new or we failed at before, and try to achieve them. Before I mention what I hope to improve, I will say I’m disappointed in myself. It has been a month since I wrote anything for this blog. I don’t want to blame my new job but with its always changing schedule I am having trouble finding time to write. Also, I thought I would have more to talk about which, hasn’t happen. Once thing is for sure, I refuse to let this blog die.
With the new year come goals. I will try to keep writing this blog weekly. I don’t think it’s an impossible task. The holidays are over which means work will slow down. I’m thinking less hours, and stress. Plus, I kept up the schedule before I can do it again.
I hope to write with more focus. More story building and novel/short story writing and increase time on editing my children’s book. If all goes well and I feel the book doesn’t need anymore work, I hope to find an agent or publisher.
I’m making these writing goals my primary focus. If I don’t no one else will and nothing will get done. I don’t want to talk about being a writer, instead I want to be one. I am not going to downgrade the goals I accomplished last year. There was a wrench thrown into the gears with this new job and it’s crazy schedule but I will not have a part-time permanent job mess up my forward writing motion.

New Year Reading Resolutions

I don’t believe in New Year Resolutions. Resolutions have a tendency to not get done when made in the beginning of a new year. Either we give up or make them too big and overwhelming. If you are planning to do something you could do at anytime during the year then you don’t need a new year to prove or change anything. My only New Year Resolution this year are writing, travel, and to complete the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge. While I don’t have to worry about my writing or travel future (Montreal. YAY!), I do have to come to terms with my reading goal being less than last year. I have to keep reminding myself that I plan to read thicker books in 2014. I shocked myself with my completed books of 2013. My goal was forty five and I read forty six books! For me that’s a lot when I consider myself a slow reader. I had increased the number mid-year and in December I didn’t think I would finish but I did.

Maybe it’s cheating but I like starting low with the option to increase. A few books on my to-read list this year are A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I don’t know if I really want to ask this next question for fear of adding more books to my already too big to-read list but what do you hope to read in 2014? Do you have a reading number goal?

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Tea and Books.
Some books I read in 2013.