As 2014 begins, it’s time to look back and see how well I did on the goals I set for last year. The answer is . . . mixed.
Starting with the reading goals:
1. Read 70 books this year.
Yeah, I pretty much blew this one out of the water. According to GoodReads, my tally for the year was 80. Not too shabby!
2. Read at least 15 books off of the “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die” list.
Nope. Not even a single one. Granted, when I made that goal, I was planning on being in grad school working on my Master’s degree in English, so I assumed I would be reading more classics, which might be on this list. Oh well. It was a nice idea!
3. Complete all series that were not completed last year (see this post).
I don’t think I got any of these either. Seriously, there are so many good books coming out – how do you keep track of them all?!?!?
4. Complete all series that I begin this year (such as Kristin Cashore’s Graceling Realm series, which I’ve read the first book of last week).
I actually did fairly good on this one. There were only a few series that I started last year that I didn’t finish, but I’ll get to them at some point.
5. Continue to try and get all the books I currently own up on my Goodreads account.
I am laughing now at my crazy ideas. In order to complete this, I would have had to read nothing but what’s on my bookshelves currently and nothing new. Yeah right. I’m silly.
So naturally, I have new reading goals for 2014, but since I know that “The Broke and the Bookish” plan to have their next TTT post about those, I’ll leave that until next Tuesday. 🙂
Now on to the regular resolutions and such.
1. Finish editing Children of Light and start querying it.
Nope. Didn’t happen. I’m still working on it though.
2. Do more with Bibliophiles Anonymous.
I’m actually quite pleased at how well the podcast has done this past year. We’re continuing to grow and have had some nice interactions with other readers and authors and such (including getting my review of Pawn retweeted by Harlequin Teen, which was pretty awesome). I think 2014 will be a good year for us as well.
3. Devote more time to my family and personal goals and less time to my job.
We have been spending more time as a family lately, mostly because we’ve started playing more games together, mostly that we saw on TableTop. It’s been fun.
4. Develop a daily routine.
Still working on that, although writing with the 5 AM Writers Club on Twitter is helping with that.
5. The Happiness Project.
Yeah, gave that up after only a month or two.
So that’s how 2013 went down. Some success, some utter failures, but that just shows where my priorities lie at the moment. Do I have goals for 2014? Absolutely, but this post is getting a little long. More on those later.
Wishing all of you a wonderful 2014!