I fell so far behind that I didn’t even publish my goal post at the end of April. And this one is a day late. I also have my ORGANIZE post for Blog All About It smack in the middle of this. So break out the potato, because this is gonna be long.
What I loved most about March’s blog all about it challenge was the number of people who declared a love for the scent of old books.
I found a cool reading bingo challenge in April:
Tsundoku Bingo Spring 2018
The MAIN LIFE GOALS:
- Publish two decent-selling book series (speculative fiction)
- Survive at least another 37 years
- There’s also the Bucket List.
Current Writing End Goals
From the End Goals of an Author post.
- Self-publish Anah’s Story by March 20
- Find a way (emotionally, mentally) to complete the high fantasy short story.
- Redo the longer version of the tribal story, then self-publish it in 2018.
- This year I resolve to be more engaged in my online writing community by regularly commenting on fellow writers blogs every month, leaving book reviews, and publishing another book.
- Publish a book
- Keep supporting diverse books
- Be part of 5 blog hops/fests
- Keep rocking the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome
- Enter 3 writing contests
- Create a spreadsheet organizing my TBR by page length
- Participate monthly in Blog All About It Challenge
- Complete Reading challenges Try Something New, Trope Challenge (weather being important to the story), Bookish Bingo, Tsundoku Bingo, 50 Book Pledge, Goodreads, Bout of Books, TackleTBR
- Read 2 books selected by The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (Book Club)
- Read 8 Speculative Fiction books
- Read 8 Debut Author books
- Read 10 Diverse books
Goals for June:
Review of (unpublished ) Goals for May:
Spreadsheet Organizing my ebook TBR by page length
I’m not even 1/3 of the way through the ebooks. But this is what the spreadsheet looks like. I wish there were a faster way to make this. Actually, I wish I didn’t have to organize this myself, because it seems like someone at Amazon would be able to write a code that books could be searched by page length (the site IS where I go to get the information) and /or by genre (again, guess where I get the info…). And for the few ebooks I have that aren’t available on Amazon, I surf over to Goodreads (which, I’m pretty sure, Amazon owns or partnered with).
So this, in theory, could exist elsewhere, but doesn’t. I asked about it, and they suggest searching by file size. Let me tell you why that’s unwise: A children’s picture book has a huge file size, because of the pictures. Certain fonts have a higher file size (Twilight — Edward’s handwriting). If the author adds a map, or an image with the chapter number, or anything along those lines, it alters the file size. #TrustMeIAmAnAuthor
Anyway, that’s my current organizing project. Here’s a screeenshot of part of it:
On a side note, as long as I’m going mention ways Amazon could improve, my cousin-in-law has a whole rant going on. If you’re a reader or a writer, this is important to you:
— JamieWriter (@PenMinion) May 20, 2018
Review of Goals for April:
NOW FILLING 2018 SLOTS!
Please share the debut author image. Thank you!
Potatos for the long post.