I've been reviewing my wins and fails for 2021 which I'll post about later and trying to figure out how to be more organized for 2022. I have all these grand plans, particularly when it comes to writing and my WIP. However, as I do every year, I fail brilliantly, usually because I over plan, instead of keeping it simple. This year I'm definitely keeping it simple. In the midst of planning for next year, I found Because Reading's 2022 Bookish Resolutions Challenge, thanks to Bev at Reading Challenge Addict. Love that the hostesses Michelle and Berls have a combination reading, book blogging, and writing challenge and quarterly check in's to see how you are progressing.
The rules are:
- Create between 5 or more resolutions related to books/book blogging/writing (there are examples below but you can make up your own)(you can have as many resolutions as you would like, there is no limit)
- Create a signup post and add it to the Linky on this post (sign up before Feb 28th)
- Since this is a year long challenge we ask that you pick goals with some longevity. Pick a goal that will take you no less than 6 months to complete.
- Once your goals are set you cannot change them.
- Three time a year we will have an update to see how you are doing. March 1st, June 1st and September 1st. The last update will be the wrap up post.
- For each goal you complete you get one entry into the giveaway that will be in our wrap up post on December 31, 2022
- The Winner will be picked randomly so the more goals you complete the better chance you have to win the $5 Amazon Gift Cards at the end of the year.
So.... My resolutions or goals for 2022 writing.
1) Complete revisions on my current WIP - Red Thief. I'm at the halfway mark and the length is probably going to end up being 100,000 words by the time I'm done. I've been revising in passes, filling in plot holes, writing new scenes and revising prior scenes. I've never edited a novel length story before, just flash fiction and posts. It's taken longer than I expected, however the learning curve has been interesting and illuminating.
2) Write every day - I gave up doing morning pages for a while but recently started again and realized the pages were where I worked out problems with the story, talking to my characters and brainstormed ideas for flash fiction, and poems. Now I know why I was feeling blocked. I was doing it to myself.
3) Write A to Z and back again weekly blog posts.
4) New year buying ban - won't buy new books or downloading freebie ebooks for at least 6 months.
4) MT TBR challenge - Read at least 48 physical Fiction books from my own TBR stacks. Not including rereads.
5) Personal Nonfiction challenge - Read 12 Non fiction books from my own TBR stacks, both physical and ebook and audiobook.
I think that's about it. I'm sure I'll think of more later.
Thank you to Michelle and Berls for hosting.