Quarterly Goals: January – March 2018


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I’ve decided I would try something new with my Yearly Goals, I’ve decided to take Jenna Moreci’s advice and plan my objectives out into Quarterly blocks. As I’m not particularly good with planning (or sticking to the plan), I suspect this method won’t last long, however, I figured I have very little to lose in this regard.

Quarterly Goals
Ambiguous Pieces:
~Write one Stim Toy Review post per month (try and post on a Monday)
~Write one Weekend Notes Review article per month (get better at linking to articles and self-promotion)
~Write one RecipeYum article per month (get better at linking to articles and self-promotion)
~Write and publish one blog-post once a week on Ambiguous Pieces
~Film, edit and publish one video (via my YouTube Channel) once a week

These are the goals I have set for myself thus far, they are subject to change, so I won’t be getting my hopes up. I doubt that I’m going to get ALL of this done on time and consistently, especially filming a video once a week, then there are background tasks that need to be done.

There’s promoting the video, and providing subtitles and transcription documents, but if the YouTube project doesn’t work out or it turns out to not be my thing, I can always just delete the channel. Because of this new project, I will be doing less written book review posts.

Quarterly Booklist
Last year, I read 65 books and reviewed 21 books, while that might not seem like a lot, however, that was a lot for me. Thus far, I seem to be either coherent or consistent, but not both, so I should probably aim for coherent.

I’m not going to be entering into any more monthly reading challenges this year, instead, I’m just going to be focusing on two reading-challenges: The RMFAO Genre Challenge 2018 and the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge. The great thing about these challenges that I can opt out if I’m not into a particular genre and both challenges span over the entire year.

I never have enough time or energy for the reading-challenges that only last a month. Normally I read and review 10 books written by Australian Women, but I’m cutting back this year, so I’m just reading and reviewing 4 books.

RMFAO Genre Challenge 2018

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January – Science Fiction:
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

February – Crime/Mystery:
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

March – Women’s Fiction:
Outlander/Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Australian Women Writer’s Challenge

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January – Science Fiction:
Illuminae by A. Kaufman and J. Kristoff
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

February – Crime/Mystery:
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Black by Fleur Ferris
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

March – Women’s Fiction:
Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

I probably won’t get to all these books read and reviewed by the end of the Quarter, I also suspect that now that I’ve written down a comprehensive list of books to read, I’ll probably just go and read completely different books (my brain likes to be difficult).

2 comments

  1. i’m rereading Golden Son right now!! Ahhh I love that book so so much (and my memory is so bad that after 2 years since I read it, I’ve basically forgotten everything anyway😂). Also I love the idea of quarterly goals and I wish you all the best with these. 😀 So much creative goodness here!

    • Thank you for the encouragement, I’m trying to do lots of small things consistently, so it might not look like a lot but hopefully it will build up over time. Thank you for commenting 🙂

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