Welcome to February!
Today I’m going to be telling you about my upcoming plans for the month for reading and writing. If you want to see what I read last month, check out the Monthly Wrap-Up I posted on January 31, 2021.
I wanted to read a lot more this month because I felt like I had the time but not the motivation in January. I’ll list the books I want to read here. I wanted to talk about which ones I was most excited about, but to be honest, I’m excited about all of them and I can’t wait to read them. First, my TBR:
– Zero Repeat Forever by G.S. Prendergast
– A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
– Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
– A Raven in my Heart by Kay McCracken
– Reflection by Elizabeth Lim
– You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
– The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
– A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
– Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
– Lore by Alexandra Bracken
– The Push by Ashley Audrain
– The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Okay, that list is long. But I think that I’ll be able to do it with the new schedule that I’ve been working on. I’m already partway into The Old Man and the Sea and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, so these twelve books aren’t looking as daunting as I feel like they should.
As for my writing goals, I want to write a short story this month. I don’t need to polish it and all that, but I want to get a story out of my head and feel some conclusion to it. I’m also going to work on re-plotting the novel I was working on during NaNoWriMo this past November. Every day that I wrote more of that novel, more of the plot popped into my head so that I had more to work with every day. It’s tough to explain, but now none of the scenes match each other in complexity. I need to start the long process of going back to the beginning and planning all 48,000 words with the context I have now. I’m hoping that I can be ready to rewrite it by March.
I also have goals to do with exercising more and allowing myself time to relax away from the blog. That’s why I’ve been planning a daily schedule so that I have specific days where I can just do chores and watch hockey (Go Canucks!) and chill out. I’ve been finding myself forgetting the point of this year, and that is taking care of myself.
Thank you all for following along on this journey! I post updates as often as possible on Instagram and I started a TikTok where I occasionally post bookish content.
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