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January Update #1

Books Read: 6

Like I said in my goals post, I’m focusing on my collection of graphic novels and middle grade this month – the things I’ve bought but never got around to reading, so that is the vast majority of this week’s reading pile. I also read the only Manga on my shelf and a romance that held me over the day I forgot my physical copy – hooray iphone kindle app.

Batman Vol 1: The Court of Owls (New 52)
Darth Vader and Son
Dr. Horrible and Other Stories
Crayon Shinchan Vol. 1
When You Wish Upon a Duke
Fortunately, the Milk

Words Written: 15,852

I wouldn’t call that a bad word-count for 5 days worth of writing (th-f of last week, m, w-th this week). I wound up working on more than just the first priority ms this week, but I’m okay with that. My goal is constant progress, and I managed to get that.

The second ms I worked on is a book I love, my beta reader has been drooling over snippets I’ve been sending her, and at the moment…. well, I’m feeling very hopeful about it. But I don’t think I’…

In Review & Looking Ahead

– 2013 –
So! Last year I set down some goals, and while I didn’t get all of them met, I’m pretty proud of what I did do.

This year was pretty spectacular for getting stuff done. I…

Bought (at least) one new release each month,
Read 77 books (passing my 60 book goal) – according to GoodReads
Wrote over 1 million words (finishing ahead of schedule!)
Finished 6 drafts (which is why I have a backlog of revisions!)
Put together an actual website (or two)
Published a Novella and a Novel in the Flynn Monroe Series
Managed not to go postal on anyone.

The only thing I didn’t get done, was the crazy amounts of revisions I wanted to (and that stack has only gotten higher!

– 2014 –
Goals! I love goals. I thrive on goals (see 1-million words last year), so it’s no surprise that I have a few for this year too!

I’m hoping to be more attentive to this blog next year. It’s a great way for me to keep track of my own stuff – which I find super helpful. And hopefully some of you who rea…