2012 is coming...
...and it's time to start planning it all out... Here's a little bit about what I'll be doing in 2012...
- 2012 EBook Challenge (10 books)
- 2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge (21 books)
- 2012 Classics Reading Challenge (8 books)
- Goodreads Reading Challenge (52 books total for the year)
52 - 10 - 21 - 8 = 13
So I have 13 other books to read for the year. One of them will be The Complete E.E. Cummings. He's one of my favorite poets and I am determined to read every one of his poems. Instead of just doing this haphazardly over many years, I will make a point to read a few a day and complete the book in one year. Other than that, I have a few rereads in mind, and the rest I'll just wing it.
Yeah.... I'm going lower in my reading goal in 2012 (I'll probably break it anyways). I was originally wanting to hit 100 books total. Once I got to NaNoWriMo this year, I realized I wanted to focus more of my energy on writing. Which brings us to the next section...
Personal Writing Challenges
During/after NaNo, I realized how much time I have been wasting over the years coming up with all these ideas for stories. I would just write out the ideas, never write out complete stories or complete scenes. When I finally started buckling down (and kicking myself in the butt several times), I enjoyed it. So I see the importance of me making sure to write at least once a day, even if is just for 10-15 minutes.
Aside from writing every day, I am going to set myself a challenge... and this challenge will be the following:
I, Jessica S. at Thoughts At One In The Morning, will publish at least one novel by the end of 2012.
Here At Thoughts At One In The Morning...
After hearing about my personal reading and writing goals, you're probably wonder what else is going to happen on this blog? Well, let me tell you. It's going to be awesome. There will be at least one review per week. I'm also working on some fun articles about books, reading, and writing that I hope you will like. I am hoping to have some guest posts and interviews with authors and other bloggers.
Also, and this is the best: MORE GIVEAWAYS! There will be several giveaways next year. I have three in January. Plus, I will have one for my blogoversary (my blog technically started Sept. 2010, but I didn't take it seriously until April 7th, so that is when I am considering this blog a year old).
I will probably cut back on memes again. It prevents me from keeping up with my other blogish duties. I'll stick with my Update Thursdays, my once a month In My Mailbox, plus one more Waiting On Wednesdays, then stop those. And as much fun as they are, I won't be doing any more Follow Fridays. And I think I'll stop my monthly recaps, it takes too much time to put together!
That's about it! It's nothing fancy, just some of the basics. Anyone else working on 2012? I know, I'm still working on finishing up 2011 myself. I just needed to get myself together more. I have the tendency to procrastinate, so, I needed to do this. :) Happy planning everyone!