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2019 Reading Goals!

My goal isn’t really ambitious. It’s 3 books a week. I can do that. Easily. I read 206 books last year!

But my goal this year is to read more than just romance novels.

Some self-help. Some basic fantasy. I’m going to try all the genres.

Okay, not really, but I am going to try and read something besides romance novels.

I’m currently reading (along with an actual romance novel) “” by Ryder Carroll.

I love my bullet journal. I don’t do a traditional one in a book (I do have books. LOTS of books. Several ones, including the actual that came out this year). But I have a , instead. I got mine from Michaels, and I love it. I can have more than one, and switch them out as I get bored with the color or the design. I have a for my A5. That’s the size I prefer to work with.

Okay, my ADHD is kicking in and now I’m focusing on something different. I was explaining a book I was reading. We’re talking about books here. The planner talk will come later, I promise.

So, my goal is small, but I plan on making CHANGES to what I read. Hey look! That word of the year! You saw it in yesterday’s post too!

As you can see, the goal isn’t too out there. 2014, I read over 300 books. 2015, I don’t think I even DID a challenge. 2015 was a weird year for me. I honestly don’t even remember MOST of 2015 :O

2016 was the full year of me working. I was still only technically part-time, but I remember working 10-15 days in a row. I remember having an “OT battle” with coworkers.

2017 was the year I went full-time. 2017 was the year both kids were starting school during the time Josh would be home.

  1. Oh. 2018. I barely made my goal of 200. I chose several short small books to reach that goal. I read like 4 or 5 books in one day during that time. I didn’t feel like I cheated but I did feel like I could have chosen different books and just dealt with not hitting 200 books for the year!

So, 2019 will be year of making changes to my reading habits. I will read what I enjoy, but I will attempt to branch out. I shared a link on my Facebook (personal, but I will share it right now on my FB blog page).

What are YOUR reading goals?

Change: 2019 Word of the Year

CHANGE

verb

transitive verb

1a : to make different in some particular : alter never bothered to change the will

b : to make radically different : transform can’t change human nature

c : to give a different position, course, or direction to changed his residence from Ohio to California

2a : to replace with another let’s change the subject

b : to make a shift from one to another : switch always changes sides in an argument

c : to exchange for an equivalent sum of money (as in smaller denominations or in a foreign currency) change a 20-dollar bill

d : to undergo a modification of foliage 

e : to put fresh clothes or covering on change a bed

Continue reading Change: 2019 Word of the Year

Currently: September 16, 2018

Watching:
I’m obsessed with James Spader in this role! He is AMAZING!

Reading:
I love Elizabeth Hoyt!

Listening: Contemporary Christian playlist I created
I forgot how much I like some of these songs!

Making: Cups come clean
My cups are getting kinda stinky 😉

Feeling:
Ugh. I’m tired of these daily headaches!!

Planning: Sleep soon!
I gotta be at work at 6am!

Loving: Working with friends
I got to work with my Weiners today! I missed working with her! ?

I have a Plot (ignore the terrible outline)

Okay, now I have a workable plot! Well, a good chunk of one. This might get me to at least the end of the fifty thousand words! Or at least twenty five thousand!

  1. Thork brings back Arona.
    They travel up the Trackless Sea
    2. They land in Neverwinter
    3. They travel through the Neverwinter Wood
    a. Along the way, they pick up Jillie
    4. They trek through a metric fuckton of sand
    5. They end up in Longsaddle
    a. they must deal with at least one dark magic pissing contest
    b. they might meet up with a lycanthrope
    6. They cross the River Surbin and end up in the Evermoors.
    7. They stop in Nesme to pick up (or find) Soran
    8. They finally get to Silverymoon.
  2. They are given their assignment
    They head to Wayward House
    2. They get food and ale, catch up on the gossip.
    a. Jeni is in hot water with other cleric
    b. Bramkahm is finally located
    c. Someone got someone pregnant. This has absolutely no relevance on the story but it should hopefully make for some good dialogue?
    3. Jeni’s henchman comes for them.
    4. They get their assignment.
    a. go to Sundabar
    b. they are to steal something from “Old Grimfist” and plant it in Helm’s room
    c. Soran is to do it because of the orc Hatred.
  3. They get caught.
    Helm is the one who catches Soran.
    2. I have no idea what else is going to happen, but it is pretty awesome how that is going to work out! Well, I hope that it is awesome. It is a lot farther than I have ever made it before!
    3. Things will work out
    4. They will have to make it right
  4. They have to tell Jeni that it did not work.
    Jeni will make an attempt to kill them.
    2. In the process, Jeni will be mortally injured.
    3. In the process, Thork will be mortally injured.
    4. Arona must make the choice between Jeni and Thork.
    a. Will she go with her heart and save Thork?
    b. Will she go with “loyalty” and save Jeni? He is the one who trained her to utilize her abilities. But he is the one who used her for her abilities as well.
  5. She saves Thork. Obviously. She has to deal with the guilt of letting someone else die though.
  6. She runs away, but not back to Evermeet. That needs to be figured out. Somewhere where elves can go and blend in.

I think that is a pretty good start to a plot. It is truly the first time I have had a real plot outline at all! I love this. Now to actually start the writing of it and not the fluff going nowhere stuff that I have been writing!

There’s a Story?

  ZOMG! I have a full premise for the story, with SEVERAL QUESTIONS that need to be answered! BUT!! I’m not going to share until after my write-in on Sunday because that makes me have to WRITE (still have not one word ?). BUT I told my family (and my husband told his gaming buds) and everyone thinks it’s a good idea, so I’m going with it!