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2016 will be the year of firsts…

Happy New Year! I hope you had a good 2015, and that 2016 is even better.

I don’t usually make resolutions. They don’t work for me, but I can appreciate how it can act as a motivator for some people.

However, I’m putting it out there: 2016 will be a year of firsts for me.

Here’s why:

1. I’m going to attack the pile of books I already own. That means I’ll be reading my first John Green book… and I’ll be reading The Hunger Games at some point too. Maybe even Divergent if I still have the nerve.

2. I’m at the point where I can actively seek representation for my writing. With that in mind, it won’t be my first rejection (ugh) but I’m determined to make a good go of succeeding.

3. I’m going to finish writing a book the same year that I started it. This is a personal tick that I need to sort out. It bugs my brain that I eseentially wrote three books in 15 months.. BUT they were either started in 2014 or are still awaiting some serious editing… *bangs head on desk* So for 2016 I’d like to start writing something and have it edited to an ‘ok’ standard by the end of the year.

4. I’m doing a bookstagram challenge on instagram for January. I’m an IG newbie, and I’m loving the learning process. It’s a lot of fun, just kind of feeling my way when it comes to composition, lighting, background, theme… Some photos are a little iffy, but that’s ok. It will be good to look back on at the end of the year and hopefully see some improvement.

5. I won’t be in education. I did my BA and then an MA.. and I was going to apply to do a PhD, but I can’t settle on a subject area or institution. And it’s a lot of cash, so I would be depending heavily on securing a studentship. I want to focus more on just using the time to write rather than stressing out about exams and essay deadlines. Not gonna lie though… I do miss it.

So it’s not exactly a list of resolutions, more like a determination to realise my potential. I guess. Maybe. Nnnghhh.

What about you? Do you have any ‘firsts’ for 2016?



YA writer. Epic reader. Professional procrastinator.

9 thoughts on “2016 will be the year of firsts…

  1. In 2016 I definitely want to try more bookish IG things. It’s totally worth doing something to see how far you came at the end of the year. Here’s to a great 2016 😀

  2. What an awesome list of goals to meet this year! This year I plan to get organized, finish my TBR and get 250 followers on my own book blog! 🙂

      1. Really?! weird I will have to check it out later. Here:

  3. Happy 2016! One of my goals this year is to read Divergent, too. It seems like one of those series that everyone has already read. Good luck with your challenge on Instagram! I’m going to go find you on there now. (My username is onemorepageblog)

    1. Ok! Thanks! I’ll follow back, ofc. 😀

      Yeah, I’m determined to strike off some of the bigger series’ this year. And then I can finally stop wondering what all the fuss is about.

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