A couple of months ago, I read a great post with a great title, The Best Ever Top 50 List in the World Ever by Michael J. Holley. How could resist a great title like that?
Anyway, in the post, Michael includes the list of the top 50 most popular books and the top 50 most popular films. I have a full length post planned for this topic, but needless to say, I need to read more. So, in 2013, that is what I am going to do. I have signed up for the 2013 Ebook Challenge. My plan is the read the following books over the course of 2013:
- The Hobbit
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Kane & Abel
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Lord of the Rings
- Anna Karenina
- The Great Gatsby
- The Sportswriter
- Tropic of Cancer
- Wuthering Heights
- To the Lighthouse
- The Eagle has Landed
I will be keeping track of my reads on the 2013 Reading Challenge tab. And you can see the current book I am reading in the side bar. I figure once I finish my book each month, then I can return to reading my chick lit, horror and crime thrillers.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know, which one you enjoyed the most?
Blog – The blog schedule will change to 3 times a week at least. Now, this coming week, I will be posting 5 days a weeks, hence the, at least.
Sunday Post – My Weekly Update – Review of my week, Posts to Share, Recognition of New Followers and Special Features coming up such has blog hops or book tours for the following week.
Tuesday Post/Wednesday Post – I will alternate Tattoo Tuesday and Sydney Quotes the Movies (SQM) every other week.
Friday Post – Random Blog Post
Short Stories – I love a good, well written short story and have read many last year. Sevastian Winters has some amazing stories for sale on his site and they inspired me to give it a try. I am committing to writing a short story a month. And, to add an extra incentive, I have joined, 2 short story contest. I figured why not. They offer feedback whether you win or not. That can’t be a bad thing, can it?
WriMo – I will participate in JuNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo this year for the novel length fans in my life. The ideas keep coming and it worked for me in the past. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Editing – I really enjoyed my WriMo Diaries (how is that for a great title, Uhmmm). My goal is to create a Editing Diary to correspond with the editing process of my three novels. I will begin editing in January and will continue, I guess, until . . . who knows. But, that’s ok.
Publishing – WriMo Diaries, Editing Diaries, Short Story Anthology, Novel #1, #2, #3 – I would be pleased with anyone of these happening this year. But, definitely, all three and more in my life time.
What are your writing goals this year? Do yo have a word count goal, books written goal or a just a goal to get published this year?
Ok, had the finish the saying with Arithmetic. This might be a stretch, but I need a goal relating to numbers. Maybe I could work on sticking to my Amazon/iBook monthly budget. Kind of disregarded that more times then I should in the past. Well, if my blog idols would stop publishing, I wouldn’t buy so many book; Emily, A.E., Becca, D.C., Karen, Donna, and Chris. Yes, I’m talking to you.
I could focus on increasing my Social Media presence, but I my pleased with those numbers growing as they are.
There is always the views/clicks stats, but you can’t really control that, can you?
Ok, I have a good one, I will meet/connect/friend/read/follow/support more people on the web this year.
Also, a million dollar advance check would be nice. It could happen.
What numbers will you be focusing on this year?
I wish everyone a Happy and Productive New Year.
2012: My Writing Year in Retrospect at EM Castellan
The Best of 2012 – Movies at EM Castellan
New Years Resolutions? at The View Outside
End of Year Countdown: 5 Top Fives of 2012 at Writability
My Filmyear: 2012 at My Filmviews
High Five for Top Fives at Journeyofjordannaeast
Happy New Year, Freaks at Anne Chaconas,Writer
Armand’s 2013 Goals at Armand Rosamilia
Heck, Why Not? So. What Happened in 2012? at laugh.write.play.
2013 Writing Goals at Write to Perfect
High on Popcorn and Candy: My 5 favorite mvoies of 2012 at SparklyPrettyBriiiight
Why Have a yearly Reading Goal? at Writability
Blog of the Year 2012: Awards & Plans for the New Year at The Peasants Revolt
The Daily Writer & A New Challenge at The View Outside
One Year From Now at Outside Air
Here’s to 2013 at My First Book