I know it's not quite the end of the year yet, but I started my writing journey in November of last year, so it's easier for me to recap from that point. Here's what my year looked like with regards to books, music, and writing.
Books read: 79
Young Adult: 41
Adult Romance (including paranormal/erotic/historic/contemporary): 24
Non-fiction/Writing Books: 7
Other (Literary, Mystery, Horror, etc.): 7
Here's a sampling of what I've read. For more detail, you can visit my GoodReads page:
Now as many of you know from reading this blog, I'm also a bit obsessed with music and going to concerts, so I'm going to include that list as well. Music always inspires me in my writing and this was especially true this year. The Buckcherry/Aerosmith concert was definitely where I got the idea for writing Wanderlust. My husband and I have binged on live music a bit this year because the previous year we had a new baby and hadn't found a babysitter we felt comfy with yet, so we barely went to any.
Here's the list (not all of these were separate shows, some were opening bands at the same concert.)
Angels and Airwaves
New Kids on the Block
Fall Out Boy
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Bowling for Soup (2x)
Taking Back Sunday
30 Seconds to Mars
My Writing Progress:
Two novels completed and revised:
- YA (Shadow Falls)
- Contemporary Romance (Wanderlust)
Joined a crit group
Joined RWA and local chapter
Started a blog.
- 113 posts
- hit over 200 followers (thanks guys!)
Whew, it's been a fun year! Can't wait to see what the next one brings. I have not thought through goals for the next year yet, but I do plan to come up with some, at least with regards to writing. I know there are a lot of reading challenges popping up around blogs (here's a good list if you're interested), but I"m not sure if I'll commit to any of those. I read like I write, I can't plan too far ahead. :)
So how about you? How was your year with regards to reading or writing or music? Are you setting any specific goals for yourself for the next year? Is anyone joining any of these reading challenges?
"From Yesterday" - 30 Seconds to Mars