Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Years Goals

 All in all 2014 was a very successful year for me in regards to the goals that I set for myself, I read all the books I wanted to read, got the job I wanted, started a youtube channel, drew more than I have done previously.
  Next year I am setting some goals again.

 To read 100 books ( That was how many I read this year.)
 To read 15 of my 36 series I have to finish (I know!)
 To read all the books I got for this and last Christmas
 To edit my first Nanowrimo story
 To write my new idea for a story
 To start my new project of illustrations and storytelling (more coming soon)

 I am excited to start on these because they look fun as well as achievable
 Happy New Years everyone!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Happy Christmas

  Today I face a difficult decision. Do I begin a new book. Or, do I wait to see the books I got for Christmas and start one of those tomorrow morning? The challenges I face, let me tell you.
  I am sorry for the lack of videos on my channel at the minute. I have been swamped with work, hopefully it will ease up after Christmas because I have a tonne of videos that I want to show you. Lots of ideas are rolling around my head. I just need to commit them to film. The wait will be worth it. I have however kept up  my reading. Because reading can be done at any point in the day. I have some good news about that actually.
  I FINISHED MY GOODREADS CHALLENGE!! 100 BOOKS HAVE BEEN READ!
  The sense of achievement. It is good. :)
  Just another update
  see you soon. :)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Ready... Set.... Wait What?

 Today is the day of my last exam. This is the last one. Then freedom will finally reign. I was just thinking that this one is the one that I am least worried about. This one is fine. I can handle it. Why? Because I know the stuff. Simple right. Except why is it that I sometimes cannot make myself prepare more? For my other exams I know that I would have been a lot more calm if I had more preparation done. So why is it that I couldn't make myself do it? Eh? Eh?
  That's it. Sometimes I just don't think I'm ready enough, or as ready as I should be even for simple everyday things. That is a scary thought because exams.. well at least you know how to prepare for those. But for random life things? How on earth do you prepare for those?

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Type Writer

  When I was younger and thought about becoming a writer I always imagined me writing everything out by hand. None of that typing business for me. No sir. I was old school and proud of it. I had it in my ten year old head that if at any point I had to type I would get an old typewriter and type on that. That was the type of writer I was. As if it was more legitimate or something. I could see myself looking like Shakespeare with hundreds of pages strewn across a desk and stories in my head and words in my pen.
  Fast forward to today if you will. Today I sat my second of five exams. I sat there with a cramp in  my hand wondering why on earth anyone would willingly write anything academic by hand. I longed for my keyboard so as I could write my usual 50 words a minute.
  I don't know when this occurred. I still love the idea of having a handwritten book, beautifully done with illustrations. But that is no longer how I see myself writing. Now I see myself with my laptop on my knee speed typing. Because, this is now the type of writer that I am. A type writer.


Three

 I have exactly three books left in my goodreads reading challenge this year. Three. I am so close but with exams already upon me and work trying to drown me in shifts its looking as though that is going to be pushing it. I set a goal to read 100 books this year. I am on 97. So close that I can practically taste it. I think 100 books, for me, is a reasonable goal. It is my usual reading pace, I haven't at any point this year felt pressured to read more than I have felt comfortable with.
  Just updating you a little.
  97.
  Wow.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Progress

  You may recall a few weeks ago I set myself a goal that I would read three of the books on my tbr shelves that had been there for the longest amount of time before the end of the year. So here is my progress on that:
  I completed the Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder (a trilogy that I am counting as one book).

 I also read A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly, which I will do a review of on my youtube channel in a little while. This book is historical fiction, which is partially based on a real murder. Jennifer Donnelly's writing style really draws me in and reading large amounts of her is as easy as breathing, even if the topics are quite heavy. I am so glad that I got around to this book when I did. Definitely a good read if you are looking for a serious realistic novel.


So that is two out of three. There is immense satisfaction that comes with reading books that have been lying there neglected and unread on my shelves for a long time. As if, now, I am a better book owner.
  I have more goals for reading in the future, you can expect lots of them to be made into videos because I am excited to be getting started on them, especially coming up to the new year.
 
bum diddly ada progress!