Happy April! And happy (belated) Easter to those who celebrate it!
This Easter, I was blessed with a long weekend (4 days!) My family flew across the country to visit me in Vancouver. We did a few short hikes and ate lots of great food 🙂
As for my goals this month: Truthfully I am feeling a bit burnt out from March (work! taxes! general adult life!) Yes, adulting* really takes a toll out of you.
*When does adulting really end? At what point are we actually an adult? Thirty? Forty? Fifty!? I think at some point I’ll just have to stop complaining about “adulting” and actually be an adult hahaha 😛
Anyway, so the point that I am getting to here is that I will just take it easy for April 🙂
I also want to announce the winner of my first ever giveaway! Congratulations to Tiana @ The Book Raven! Thank you to everyone who has participated!
Read 5 books!
Read some of the books that I already own, including Room and The Book Thief, both of which I’ve had on my bookshelf for quite a while.
Dabble in some classic literature, such as The Book Thief and The Bell Jar.
My WIP is going, well………. incredibly slowly. Comparing it to this sloth here would be an understatement:
Truth be told, I have never spent so long on a draft in my life. Sci-fi is a genre that doesn’t come naturally to me. For the first half of the novel, I often doubted the direction my novel is going, or whether it is any good at all. There was one point when I seriously considered scrapping the entire thing and starting over.
Thankfully I am over that hump now. I am about halfway through and feeling more inspired. Here are my writing goals this month:
Write a bit each day. I started doing this a few months back, and it is working well so far! Though I skip writing on a few incredibly busy days, overall I am able to make it a daily habit.
Finish my WIP by the end of the month. I estimate that I have about 25K words left to go. This means around 860 words per day, which *should* be totally doable based on how fast I know I can write. However considering that my first 32K happened over 4 months, this could be an ambitious goal :’)
Blogging & Media
Post 2 times per week. Blog hop 2 times per week. This is working out well so far!
Revamp my blog. I am hoping to create the long-awaited review index and straighten up my menu a bit.
Get involved on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. This is a HUGE goal which won’t get done over the course of one month! I’ll start by posting reviews on Goodreads in addition to this blog.
Continue living sustainably, such as using reusable containers, reusable bags, and cloth napkins.
Incorporate a variety of exercises into my workout routine. Because of a shoulder injury, I am taking a break from pole fitness for now. (This was a difficult decision for me to make because of how much I love pole!) For the month of April, I want to stay fit by doing a variety of exercises, such as running, gym classes, pilates and even swimming.