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2013 Goals – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
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
My Weekly Update – I Love New York
I have been in New York for 4 days, now. Thanks to Ava J. Easterby. Her post Location, Location, Location (For your Novel) got my mind thinking, I need to visit some of the spots in my last few projects to make sure I have the locations correct. This is also my first time in the US in 2 years.
I love food. I love shopping with my mom. I love walking the streets with a latte in my hand in the cool crisp air. I love winter and I love New York. Some things never change.
I will warn you right now, I see several New York/New Jersey related post in the future.
But, I will tease you with this for starters.
Thank you so much EM Castellan for this beautiful award. I am a rebel award winner, I am going to refer to my And You Are? Bloghop post in lieu of sharing another 7 things about myself.
I would like to nominate the people in the Posts to Read below. They all inspire me to no end.
Flashback Blog Hop – The Peasant RevoltThe Peasants and Felicia Scotzig are celebrating her first blogoversary! To join in on the fun, the rules are simple:
Sign up at Flashback Blog Hop.
Look back at your work from January 2012–blog posts, stories, poetry, etc.–and find something you’d like to share. Whether you wonder, “What was I thinking?” or find something that you’re still proud of and want to share with a larger audience, I’d like everyone to share a piece of their work or a short reflection.
Hop around to the other blogs and meet all of the great folks participating.
At the end of the week, everyone who participates will be eligible to enter a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card.
You can also earn additional entries, by answering questions about some of the sponsoring blogs (questions will be released here on January 4, 2012).