Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year End Finale of 2015 and Goals of 2016

Last year I wrote out a small recap of my year and made some goals; I like the tradition and I liked looking back at what I wrote, so here's my 2015 recap, and 2016 goals!

2015 was a whirlwind of life, and bookish events. Between finding and moving into a new apartment, getting a new job, going to book events, meeting awesome people at said book events, revising my manuscript, querying, and GETTING AN AGENT! This year has Just wow.

Total Books Read in 2015:
I had made a very modest goal of reading 25 books in 2015 because I knew I needed to crack down on writing and revising and querying. But there are just too many good books out and I had to read them!

Top Ten Books I read in 2015 (In no Particular order):
The Winner's Crime By Marie Rutkoski
Hidden Huntress By Daniel Jensen
Death Marked By Leah Cypess
Their Fractured Light By Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Drift & Dagger By Kendall Kuper
Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo
The Orphan Queen By Jodi Meadows
An Ember in the Ashes By Sabaa Tahir
End of Days By Susan Ee
The Weight of Feathers By Ann-Marie McLemore

Accomplishments of 2015:
-I completed revisions, and queried my MS
-Moved into a new apartment
-Got a new job
-Did a bit of painting, and my workplace even has a staff show, so I could display mine!
-Started going to the gym/eating better

Now...Goals for 2016! 
-Complete self and beta revisions on MS and send to agent
-Complete a new MS
-Keep up going to the gym/eating healthy
-Read 25 books (Again, a modest amount because revisions and writing)
-Do more art
-Go to more bookish events (Starting with ALAMW 2016! )
-Blog More/ be more social
-Finish co-writing Of Smoke and Stardust on Wattpad with Soumi.(This was a last year goal, but didn't get to it. whomp whomp)

Goals that aren't in my control (but a girl can dream!):
Get a publishing deal! :P