Dec 31 2016

Goals and New Year’s #Resolutions

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Anyone else feel overly exhausted by the shenanigans of 2016? Well, it’s come to an end. I am proud of myself for accomplishing almost all of the goals I set for the year. Still, it doesn’t feel like I accomplished enough.

I made two resolutions last year:
Resolution 1: I firmly decide to read and review 50 books in 2016.
Resolution 2: I firmly decide to publish something new this year.
Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

This year I resolve to finish at least one of my big writing projects. I’ve bounced back and forth between three of them for a few years. 2017 must be the year one of them completes.


  • Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
  • Survive at least another 38 years
  • There’s also the Bucket List.


2017 Goals:


2017 Reading challenges Reading Challenge #NewToMe2017 New To Me 2017 #FlightsOfFantasy Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge 2017 Debut


REVIEW OF 2016 Goals:

@JLenniDorner on Twitter

  • Have 6500 Twitter followers ~ currently at 6860 — UP 418 from last month UP 1915 this yearNice List because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

@JLenniDorner reached Twitter follow goal

  • Download the update for my blog themeMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Keep Supporting Diverse BooksMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Be part of 4 blog hops/fests.Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Participate in at least 2 #OABookClub reads Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal
  • Rewrite and edit my urban fantasy novel Naughty List because @JLenniDorner failed to accomplish this goal
  • Enter 3 writing contests 1- Entered #WRiTECLUB2016, got in. 2- Entered and won OA Flash Fiction 3- Entered Creative Writing Institute’s Anthology contest Mischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goalNUMBER 4 Entered the IWSG anthology contest
  • Publish or be published somewhereMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goalx3!
  • Participate in Reading ChallengesMischief Managed because @JLenniDorner accomplished this goal

@JLenniDorner completed the 2016 Goodreads challenge @JLenniDorner completed the 50 Book Pledge challenge 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
J. has
read 0 books toward a goal of 50 books.

Goals for January:

  • Leave a comment on 50 blogs
  • Read and review 4 books
  • Interview 2 more Debut Authors
  • Edit 5 future posts
  • Rock #BoutOfBooks 18

#BoutOfBooks 18 @JLenniDorner is a #boutofbooks expert

Review of Goals for December:

@JLenniDorner 2016 year in reading books image



@JLenniDorner is the Interviewer for the Operation Awesome blog Debut Author Spotlight on Wednesdays Would you please take a moment to share the debut author image? It would mean a great deal not only to me, but to any debut author who is interviewed as a result. Thanks so much!

Have goals? Need encouragement? This blog hop is for you!


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  1. You did an awesome job meeting your 2016 goals! Happy reading and happy new year!
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    • emma on January 1, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Good luck for your 2017 goals. I’m drastically limiting my reading challenges this year:
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  2. Wow! Way to go with meeting your goals! I love that you kept track of the page length of your reading as well as the number of books you read.
    Happy New year!
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  3. Wow, J! You are really crushing it. I’m soooo overwhelmed by just looking at this list. You are one ambitious writer! I look forward to seeing where the future takes you. Good luck with all your goals!
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  4. Yes! I’m ready for this year. Awesome goals! Best of luck knocking them all out 😀
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  5. Always impressed by your goals and how many you manage to achieve. One that I’ve been following is your Twitter goal and – hooray! – you’ve managed to achieve over 6,500 followers – well done!
    Best wishes for 2017.
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    • Jess on January 2, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Wow! You have given your goals a lot of thought and I wish you all the best with achieving them. May 2017 be filled with good health and lots of success! 🙂
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    • Kristyn on January 2, 2017 at 8:55 PM

    Good luck with all of your 2017 goals! Good luck with your writing!!
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    • Misha on January 3, 2017 at 7:11 AM

    Those are some great goals you’ve set. All the best! 😀
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  6. You’re a champion. Love your goals, especially the one where you plan to live another 38 years. I do not aspire so high. Maybe another 20? It would be excellent if I managed that. Good luck with all your goals and Happy New Year!

    • Amy on January 16, 2017 at 4:03 PM

    I love all of your goals! XD It’s fantastic how many you’ve completed. I love how specific they are, too!
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