Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Since 2014 is approached fast, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the challenges I did in 2013, how they went along and to set some new goals and challenges for 2014.
There are only 2 challenges I participated in this year:
The Goodreads reading challenge and NaNoWriMo.
Looking back on the Goodreads challenge, it was a pretty huge goal to get to, 52 books in 52 weeks. The thing is, I read a lot. But besides books I also read a good amount of fanfiction. Too bad they don’t count as books otherwise I could have get my challenge up to 100 books a year.
I really liked the 52 books a year. I think I did pretty well, although I did cheat a bit to the end and counted the Doctor Who e-book novels as books as well to reach my goal. The easy thing about this challenge is, it’s a challenge from Goodreads, so you can easily keep score on the amount of books you read or want to read. I’m a pretty eclectic reader myself. Although most of the time I read fantasy books I do however sometimes read classics, or other books that catch my interest thanks to friends or Goodreads recommendations. I even get books from Indy authors to review. I read really chunky books, well over 900 pages, but I do enjoy smaller, bite size books as well. I don’t mind, as long as it catches my interest. And I’m proud I finished my challenge this year because during the summer I got into a reading slump. But I caught up.
So that was awesome. The next challenge I did this year was NaNoWriMo, writing 50.000 words in one month. Wow. I never knew I had it in me, but I had a blast doing it and even made some new friends as well.
Two challenges successfully finished.
What’s in store for me for 2014? Ok hold on:
- Camp NaNo: 30.000 words
- Gishwhes 2014
- NaNoWriMo 2014: 50.000 words
- And my own challenge 52/52/52
Let me explain:
Camp NaNo is in April and July and you can set the amount of words on whatever goal you like, 50.000 words in a month is a lot. So I set the bar a bit easier for myself and my goal is to write 30.000 words in a month. I don’t know if I’ll be writing both months but it’s nice to have set the challenge. And I don’t know if I’ll either continue on a previously written story or writing something new.
Gishwhes 2014. This year I couldn’t participate and depending on which month this year’s Gishwhes is I fully intend to emerge myself in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. I bow down to my overlord Misha Collins.
NaNoWriMo 2014: November will be full of writing again.
52/52/52: 52 weeks to read 52 books and see 52 movies. This is my own challenge. I will keep score of the books with Goodreads, setting again 52 books to read, although I also count audio novels as well. 52 movies is a bit harder, I don’t go to the cinema that often, but I will count movies I’ve already seen towards this goal and I will count a season of one of my series as 1 movie as well. But only series that started and ended in 2014. Or older series I’m rewatching. I don’t know if I can keep up with this one, particularly the movie watching challenge, but I’ll try. And hopefully, in between reviewing the movies/series and books I can give you a monthly score list at the end of the month.
Hopefully my fellow bloggers will post their challenges as well for next year.
Are you participating in a challenge for your blog? Or keeping challenges for 2014? Let me know!
Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.