Happy New Year! #NewYearsResolutions #BookBlogger #Blogger #Resolutions2019 #amreading #amwriting #Goals

Happy New Year lovelies! As is tradition I’ll be making some new year’s resolutions today but first a quick recap of 2018’s resolutions and how I did:

Reading:

Do my first Goodreads challenge, I’m thinking of setting my goal at 60 books. (manageable I think). I actually set it at 75 but I surpassed that by reading 163 books! I’m stunned I read so many.

Read outside my comfort zone. Again I was successful with this one too! I read paranormal romance (a genre I hadn’t even heard of before). I also rediscovered my love of horror and ghost stories. I even read a book all about death and grief!

Read books that have been on my tbr list for more than a year. This one wasn’t quite so successful, I think I managed one or two.

Writing:

Take part in both Camp NaNoWriMo (the one in April not July) and NaNoWriMo again. I actually did Camp NaNoWriMo in April but I didn’t do the proper NaNo just because I was going through a lot with my dad being ill and lots of other stress. One out of two ain’t bad!

See if I can edit The Taken into something readable. Oh god I blocked my monstrosity of a manuscript from my 2017 NaNoWriMo out. It’s currently gathering dust on my hard drive! Fail on that one.

Post a short story/flash fiction on my blog once a month. Another fail. I started out with such good intentions but only to do four short stories throughout the year.

Carry on blogging! I definitely did that lol!

So I didn’t do too badly but I thought long and hard about this years resolutions. I decided to keep it simple.

2019

So my 2019 resolutions are:

Write a little every day.

Try more genre that I don’t usually read like:

Historical Fiction,

Non Fiction,

Romance,

Fantasy,

Fairytales,

Classics

Paranormal romance

(any suggestions within these genres are welcome especially fantasy or romance)

Cut down on blog tours.

Set my Goodreads goal for 100 books. The reason I only picked 100 is because I got to a certain point last year where I stopped enjoying reading, I want to take my time a little more this year.

Get my NetGalley feedback ratio up to 80%.

Attempt my first read along.

And that’s it! Wishing you all the best for the year to come!

Do you have any resolutions this year, let me know in the comments section!

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Author: ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

18 thoughts on “Happy New Year! #NewYearsResolutions #BookBlogger #Blogger #Resolutions2019 #amreading #amwriting #Goals”

  1. Happy New Year and good luck with your goals! I also enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone in 2018 and hope to do more of it in 2019. I have not had a lot of luck with fantasy, should I stumble upon a “must read” I will let you know.

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  2. This is very radical but my resolution for this year is to speak up when something is wrong rather than bumbling along and hoping the problem will go away.

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    1. I just got to the point the end of last year that I just wasn’t enjoying what I was reading, I think a lot of people were the same! To be honest though, I have already broken that resolution because I have a load scheduled until April! 😅😅😅

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  3. Good luck with your plans!
    I’ve been eyeing some historical fiction as well, cuz i kept thinking i don’t like them, but then realized years ago i actually enjoyed quite a few, so who knows. 😀

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    1. Thank you! I find interesting history so I really should like historical fiction but I find they are mostly family sagas which I’m not a fan of. Still will try to read some anyway x

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