Your Reading and Writing Goals So Far

The year is only into the third month, but I think it’s time to assess how my reading and writing are going.

Of course, I haven’t done any writing other than on this blog. I haven’t expected to do any writing. So, I really don’t have much to say here other than that I plan to start writing seriously next month.

Reading, on the other hand, I’ve been pretty slow. Up until mid-February, I was doing fine. I was on pace to read twenty-five books this year. Now, I’m two books behind. The book I’m reading right now is highly technical and nearly seven hundred pages long. I don’t get a lot done each day. I doubt I’ll finish it this month. I should have a lot more time to read in Canada…I hope. Maybe I can catch up.

How about you? Where are you in your reading and writing goals this year? Are you on pace? Behind? Ahead? Share in the comments below.

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17 thoughts on “Your Reading and Writing Goals So Far”

  1. I made a Goodreads goal to read 20 books this year. I didn’t make my goal of 25 last year so I reduced it. In retrospect, I think I should’ve brought it down to 12 (one a month). I have completed two so far this year, and I’m currently (still) reading four. I’m behind…as usual. I try to review as many books as I possibly can, which of course saps into my reading time.

    As for writing goals, I am behind in those as well. I meant to finish my WIP back in November/December. I’m hoping to finish it by the end of March (not including editing). Then reedit/resubmit a short story I wrote a few years ago, and then start the great re (ad naseum) edit of my original novel.

    Because I only have so many hours and a limited amount of energy, the reading and writing are vying for my time, but for now the reading must suffer a bit so I can push through with completing this story. I still read a bit of at least one of the books per day though!

    1. I was going to be finished my web serial by now, but trying to do it with a kid around and no privacy is nearly impossible. I’ll have that privacy starting next month! If I don’t have it at home, I can go to the library, which isn’t only a few minutes away on foot.

      1. I have plans for my YouTube account, too beyond the few slideshows I’ve made, but I need to get the proper equipment and do some much needed editing on the videos I’ve already made.

        That will be one advantage of Canada definitely!

          1. I still need to watch your videos! I’m sure you’re very interesting. At least I’ll be interested; you’ve travelled and lived far more places than I ever have so just that experience alone makes for intrigue 🙂

            1. Thanks. I’ve been wondering what I can do as a focus for my channel, and it’s going to be a combination of books/writing and travel. Huge number of Japan travel videos coming.

  2. I don’t have any reading goals so I’m right on track with that one. I read a bit each night at bedtime but the book I’m reading is slow going because I’m so tired when I get to bed I only get a few pages read before I start doing the “head bob”. My writing goals are on par as I only would like to be writing every day for the blog.

  3. I’m super behind of course, but in my defense I started a new job shortly after new years so I’ve been adjusting to my work schedule. I’ve been reading a little, and I’ve reread one book and gotten a good chunk of the way through another. I’d like to read at least 1 book per month, preferably more, but considering I was starting a new job I’m not too upset with myself.

  4. This would entail my having goals in the first place! I do always wish I was spending more time writing, though. Unfortunately, there have been multiple personal and family health issues this year which have had to take precedence.

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