End of the Year Goals for 2016

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Summer is officially over. *cue the crying*

I actually really like fall, but it's a very busy and stressful time which makes it hard for me to enjoy it quite as much.

Last year about this time (well, a month later, but oh well) I wrote about my end of the year goals for 2015. That ended up being one of my popular posts, actually, so I'M BACK TO DO IT AGAIN. (it's also really fun to write lists within lists.)



   a. No, my goal is not to read one hundred and twenty-five books in the next couple months. I just want to hit the total for the whole year. :P
   b. I've read 108 books so far. I should definitely be able to make it to 125, but my not so secret goal is to read more than that. WE'LL SEE.
   c. Some books I'm looking forward to reading:
          - Scythe by Neal Shusterman
          - Gemina by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff
          - A Time to Rise -- a reread, because this book is beautiful and every one of you must read it.

   a. this isn't as much of a goal, and more of a limitation.
   b. (because I have a habit of wanting to read allll the beta novels at once. not a great idea)


   a. I have never plotted out a full book before.
   b. This might be a little insane.
   c. Okay, it's a lot insane
 d. I AM DETERMINED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW AND HOPEFULLY AVOID REWRITING FOR ONCE. 


   a. Notice how I say "a novel" instead of a proper title?
   b. I said that because I ACTUALLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M WRITING YET.
   c. But don't worry, I'm not freaking out.
   d. hahaha actually totally freaking out because NANO'S IN 43 DAYS AND I'M NOT PREPARED.
   e. this year I'm going to spend a week-long retreat with another epic NaNoer and MORE ON THAT LATER)


   a. I am determined to finish this by the end of the month OR ELSE.
   b. (this draft has been the evilest draft and I swear it wants to kill me. So. many. plot. issues.


   a. I know blogging isn't supposed to be about numbers but yet it's STILL EXCITING to know that people are reading what I write. xD
   b. (And I think we all pay a little bit of attention to it)
   c. Besides, two hundred is a really exciting milestone to hit.




   a. Bullet journaling has exploded over the internet all of a sudden, and I decided to join the craze and give it a try myself.
   b. So far it's been really awesome? It's helped me manage my time and be more productive
   c. Pictures will come later once I remember to take some and get better at the arting skills.

// katie grace

What are your end of the year goals?

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  1. AGHHH NANO IS ONLY 43 DAYS AWAY?! *screams in terror* WHAAAA??? I HAVE NO CLUE WHATSOEVER WHAT I'M DOING!!!

    But it's good to know you don't have a clue either. xP

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    1. RIGHT??! I'M TOTALLY FREAKING OUT. I need a story. ASAP. I have ideas, but what if none of them are good? What if I can't plot them out enough? What if I just hit a block and I CAN'T WRITE ANYTHING FOR NANO. *tries not to freak out but totally fails*

      WE CAN DO THE THING! :P

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    2. I KNOWWW. I have ideas (a sequel for an already written novel, a fairy tale retelling, a random Steam Punk thing) but I don't really know anything about any of them. *attempts not to panic* And I don't know which to do because I'm equally clueless with them all.

      *fistbumps and pizza* Yes. We shall do this.

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    3. Eeek, that's always hard. Which fairy tale retelling are you thinking about? *loves allll the retellings*

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    4. It's a Beauty and the Beast retelling, only with Beauty as the villain. So yeah, it's an idea I do want to do something with sometime. :)

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  2. Probably...arg...finish my book goal, write my last book in my series...drink lots of coffee...ummmmm ARG I DONT KNOWWWW

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    1. What's your book goal?

      Drink lots of coffee. That's always a good goal. *nodnod* :P

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    2. One hundred. I am ummmmm sort of on track...within two books...

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  3. NaNoWriMo is in HOW MANY DAYS?! *hyperventilates* I need more TIME! *panics* (I don't quite know what I'm doing either XD)

    Ahem, excuse me for asking, but - what IS bullet journaling? *is very clueless but thinks it looks cool*

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. IT'S COMING UP TOO SOON GAH. I'm rather nervous. xD

      Uhm. Well. Bullet journaling is kind of like a glorified to-do list? It's for goals and notes and bucket lists and EVERYTHING. xD Here's a random pinterest board with examples - https://www.pinterest.com/shutterbean/bullet-journal/

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  4. ASDFGHJKL READING THIS POST MAKES ME SO INSPIRED AND EXCITED TO GET!! THINGS!! DONE!! *flails loudly* eeeeep wow 125 books?? YOU ARE AMAZING. I DON'T EVEN THINK I'LL REACH MY GOAL OF 16 BOOKS TO BE HONEST. I'M A LAME LIMPET OMG. but whoa what is this bullet journal thing?? I FEEL LIKE AN OLD LADY BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS NEWFANGLED THING. But it looks like some way to be super organized?? ME LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT. *all the heart eyes*

    ALSO CAN I JUST SAY THAT YOUR NEW BRUSH FONT HEADERS ARE BEAUTIFUL??? I LOVE THEM SO MUCH EEEEP. <33333 wow 43 days to NaNo?? I'M NOT READY EITHER HELP HELP *hyperventilates into a paper bag* although I do kind of have a full plot for the book?? but UGH THERE ARE HOLLLESS. MUCH HOLES. not fun. :')

    Best of luck with all your goals, Katie Grace!! I'M SURE YOU'LL ROCK THEM, YOU SUPERHERO GIRL. <3

    lotsalove,
    abbiee

    p.s. THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading my short story!! I was legit squealing and flailing when I read your comment it meant so much to me. :'''') *all the hugs and waffles*

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    1. BAH THAT'S TOTALLY FINE 16 IS STILL GOOD AND YOU WERE TRAVELING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND YOU'RE MAKING MUSIC AND WRITING STORIES AND DANG GIRL YOU'R AMAZING. <3

      YES IT IS! I loves it. It's basically a glorified to-do list that you can make all artsy and do it however you want. Weekly planners, habits, allll the lists, and basically for whatever random things you want. xD Here's a random pinterest board so you can get a better feel for the thing visually - https://www.pinterest.com/shutterbean/bullet-journal/

      AWH THANK YOU NEW BRUSH FONTS ARE EXCITING. <3 waht you already have a FULL PLOT!? You are 100% ahead of me. XD

      YOU ROCK YOUR GOALS AS WELL, MY SUPERHERO BUDDY. And omg yes it was lovely and I want to read everything you ever wrote from you because yes. :')

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  5. YOU READ A LOT. Just wow.

    Love your goals! <3 You're seriously talented and great at what you do; I'm sure you will do awesome at completing those goals. :)

    My end of the year goals are...

    ... start a journal and continue writing in it consistently. I kind of like the idea of a bullet journal, but that's just not really ME, you know? I love in-depth talks with myself and poems and random observations, and while a bullet journal would be great, I think regular journaling is for me. *nods* (and I got THE PRETTIEST JOURNAL EVER for this and wow I'm just not ready to ruin it. xD)

    ... completely plot out my novel. I'm really hoping this will happen. I live by outlines. xD

    ... Do NaNoWriMo and TRY to reach the goal, even though I'm going to be really busy. Because if I reach 50,000, then I will have the ultimate motivation to keep going... BECAUSE 50,000 WORDS DUDE. o.o

    ... survive school. I'm getting increasingly busier, with a lot more speeches and presentations and essays on my hands. *cries*

    ... find a new piano teacher. I'm a little rusty since I didn't get to play over the move, and now I need a new teacher. :/ Hopefully we can find a good one, because I do NOT want to stop piano. o.o

    ... somehow keep my sanity through the holidays - with so many youth chorale concerts and plans of our own, I don't know how it's all going to be juggled.

    Anyway, we will brave these goals and hopefully conquer them. Here's to a good end of the year!

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    1. Also, I was wondering where you got that fabulous box of pens pictured in the image containing your bullet journal? Because they're just SO STINKIN' PRETTY, and I used to have a small package just like them, but with four sisters in the house + several moves, they got... y'know, lost. xD (but I loved them! they were the best ever. <3)

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    2. YEAH I'M NOT SURE HOW READING EXPLODED THIS YEAR. xD Though it's slowing down. Slowly.

      OOOH yay for journaling! I want pictures. *nodnod* Because prettiest journals are the best. xD And that makes sense. I still do a couple journal entries every month just for more in depth things + experiences. :D

      Mwahaha, we'll both try to completely outline our novels by the end of the year. Will the outlined novel be for NaNo?

      Will it be your first time doing NaNo? o.O

      Ughhh school. Business. LIFE. xD You can do the thing! Definitely keep me updated on the goals. :D

      My mom got the pens for me, and I think she got them on Amazon. (we get so many things from Amazon. It's lovely. xD)
      Awhh. *mourns the lost pens*

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    3. Pretty journals ARE the best. *sighs* Mine's blue with a beautiful font that says, "write your story" and I just love it. <3

      Yes, I'm going to use that outline for NaNo. :D I'M NOT FREAKING OUT. (<< lie)

      YES YES. I'm very scared. And very excited. xD I HOPE I WILL BE ABLE TO REACH THAT GOAL. Eeeek. O.o

      Ohh, okay. I shall search for them *nodnod* :) *also mourns the lost pens*

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  6. Girl, you have huge aspirations for the end of the year! (but you are so much more capable of accomplishing them than myself, and of course it doesn't have anything to deal with you being superhuman...;))
    Huh. I haven't really thought that much about end of the year goals. I should ruminate about these...ooh, and post about them...
    All right, I need some input. I've never done NaNoWriMo before, and the closest thing to it that I have done is 100-4-100. Do you think I should do it this year?! Because this is my first year of high-school, and I don't know if juggling high-school AND NaNo at the same time would be wise. =\ GAH I just don't knowww!
    Ooh, and yes, what is bullet journaling?
    -Ariel

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    1. Oooh. NaNoWriMo. Okay. So. Hm. Well. xD

      NaNoWriMo is the most motivational thing in the world, and it's so much fun doing it, because there 2082775 other writers doing it with you. (I actually have no idea how many people there are, but that sounded like a good number.)

      100-4-100 is super impressive, so obviously you have the motivation/dedication for completing such a goal. But it IS hard. Very hard. And it's ultimately up to you whether you decide to do it or not. (I want to just say "go for it!" But I don't want to cause you extra stress. XD)

      You can always try it out for the first week, and if it becomes too much,, then you can stop. No harm in that. :D Or try out the young writer's program where you can choose your own word count so it's not quite as daunting.

      As I've said in some of the above comments, it's basically a glorified to-do list squished in a journal where you can do whatever you want. XD

      Let me know what you decide about NaNo!

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  7. I should probably start bullet journalling to keep myself all organised and stuff.

    How many times does NaNoWriMo take place in a year? I thought it only took place twice a year o.O

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    1. It's a great way to stay organized. :D

      Well, the official NaNoWriMo takes place in November. Then there are two camps -- one in April, and one in July. :D

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  8. wait. what.

    nano in 43 days

    WHAT HOW WAS I NOT AWARE OF THIS I KEEP THINKING ITS FOREVER AWAY BUT WHAT THIS IS INSANE I JUST FINISHED JULY NANO MY BOOK ISNT FINISHED *not freaking out at all*

    sounds like some good goals *thumbs up* btw good luck on finding a new book idea. I feel you. Seeing as nano is 43 days away *AHEM* I might be still writing then. Or editing. yayyyyy

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    1. i know right waht even is happening help.

      eeew editing. XD I HOPE YOU GET TO WRITE FOR NANO. Or edit. Whatever you want to do. :P

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  9. WAIT HOLD THE HORSE BUGGY 43 DAYS? D: D: D: D: D: *frenetic shrieking* Well that's NOT STRESSFUL AT ALL. XD Ah good luck plotting out your novel though! (confession: I've never plotted out a full novel either sooo XP)

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    1. omg this is so amusing to see everyone freaking out seeing that NaNo is so soon. I'M FREAKING OUT WITH YOU GUYS. xD

      (together! xP)

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  10. These are fantastic goals! Now I'm feeling inspired to go and create my own set.

    Elizabeth
    http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

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    1. Go do the thing! :D
      Thanks for reading! <3

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  11. Awesome goals! I need to make some of my own. ;)

    AND THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THAT YOU READ MORE THAN 100 BOOKS IN A YEAR! Whenever I even read 10 books in a month, people are like "Woah, that's insane!" Yeah, and so is 10 in a year. :P

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    1. OOH, YOU READ THAT MUCH, TOO? that makes me happy. XD
      What are some of your favorite books you've read this year?

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  12. Love all these goals!! GAHH GOOD LUCK WITH NANO!!
    <33

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    1. THANK YOUUU!
      Are you doing NaNo this year?

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  13. Great goals and great post! Good luck with your goal endeavors!

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  14. NaNo is only 43 days away? o.o

    WHY DID YOU HAVE TO TELL ME THIS? NOW I'M FREAKING OUT!

    I have absolutely NO CLUE what I'm doing this NaNo...

    43 days.

    Wot. o.o

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    1. Not to freak you out even more or anything, but only 42 now. Almost 41. heh. heh. heh.

      we're going to dieeeeeeee! XD

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  15. Probably... finish my WIP, plot out my WHOLE novel for NaNoWriMo (ugh. this is going to be HARD), and finish editing my other WIP. :)

    - Anika | http://anikasavenue.wordpress.com

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    1. Ooh, lots of writing/editing! How close are you to finishing your WIP?

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  16. Oh gosh... I can't believe we're already getting to the end of the year. o.o

    Well, I have two ideas I'm trying to decide between for NaNo... I had already decided on one and then I got another idea that I got super excited about. xD So whichever one I do, I need to plan that out so I don't get stuck like I did last year...
    And I say this way too often, but I also want to get some more work done on my other unfinished book(s).

    My goal for this year was to read 100 books, and I'm at 60-something right now, so I probably won't quite get there, but I think I'll get pretty close. :D Plus, 100 was kind of my secondary goal-- 50 was my first one. So technically I've already passed up my goal. xD

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    1. Right?!?

      Gah, that's always a problem. I think I know what I'll be writing, but then there are two other ideas poking my mind so I have no idea what I'll be doing for NaNo. xD

      Wow, you've totally crushed your original goal. XD What have been some of your favorite books you've read?

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    2. Well, now that I'm looking back, I realize this has actually been a really good book year! I read a lot of Margaret Peterson Haddix books-- the rest of the Shadow Children series and the whole The Missing series, and all those ranked pretty high. Also The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Uncommon Criminals, Scarlet, and the first two Michael Vey books... yeah, like I said, there have been a lot of good books this year. xD

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    3. Awhh, I remember the Shadow Children series! Memories. <3

      SCARLET. Like, the Lunar Chronicles Scarlet? I'm hoping that's what you mean. :P I'm meeting the author next month and good gracious I'm so excited. o.o

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    4. Yup, that's the one. :P I really need to read the rest of the series! And hey, that's super cool! :D

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  17. Woooo NaNo is coming!! I AM SO PREPARED. I have like 3 books 100% plotted out and ready (shh not that's not over-the-top) and knowing me I'll probably invent a new one, like, a few days before NaNo anyway because MY BRAIN IS CRUEL. So good luck to you!! (And I love your dragon book's title because dragons.)

    My goal of next year is to start bullet journalling. And stick to it hopefully.😂

    (Also can I just add how PRETTY YOUR BLOG IS?!? Like the way you set out your posts and your design and fajdksalfd just everything is beautiful.)

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    1. Cait you crack me up. Literally EVERYONE is freaking out and saying "omg help 43 DAYS UNTIL NANO I'M GOING TO DIE I'M NOT READY."

      And then you come along with a smile and your neatly plotted book. XD

      (omg STAPH MAKING ME SO HAPPY THANK YOUUU. <3 <3 <3)

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  18. Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I love reading other people's goals! They inspire me so much to come up with my own, and I love goals and lists and schedules and YES.

    This post was so much fun to read! I need to look into bullet journaling! I have heard a lot about it, but I haven't looked extensively into it.

    I am hoping to do NaNo this year but I have actually never written a full novel so we'll see how that works out. Also, I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M WRITING ABOUT EITHER. So much for me loving planning..lol

    Great post, Katie!! ♥♥

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    1. YES it is super fun, isn't it?

      You should totally do the thing. I was wary about it at first, but now i know that I'm gonna be hooked and there is NO GOING BACK. xD

      Ha. Who needs planning anyways...? *nervous laughter*

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  20. Those are great goals Katie! I am going to attempt to plot and write my novel for NaNoWriMo as well, but I don't know how it will work! I have been working on my novel, but it's in rough shape right now.

    Have a great rest of your weekend! :)

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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    1. You can do it! Plotting is always hard to accomplish, but I think it will be worth it. Together! XD

      I hope your weekend was lovely! <3

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  21. AH! Are you sure NaNo is that close??? *far off screaming* I need to kick my planning into hyperspeed.;)
    You have some great goals! I don't think I've ever planned a whole novel either (I planned a short story, but I'm not counting it ;D)! I'm hoping that my NaNo novel will be a completely planned out one though! I just hope that planning it completely won't take the fun out of writing it...XD
    -Emma-

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    1. YEAH I'M 100% SURE IT'S KIND OF FREAKING ME OUT.

      You can do it!! So you know the genre/general idea of the novel you'll be writing?

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    2. Yeah, I do! Right now it's a fantasy adventure with a hint of dystopia...? So, kinda like...a lot of genres?XD But it's mostly fantasy.;)
      -Emma-

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  22. Great goals, write a book or maybe a couple and read 100 books, are mine.

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  23. KATIE GRACE YOU'RE CRAZY. Ahh, I wish I could read 125 books in a year. I made a goal for 100 and have failed (epically.) (also is "epically" a word because I THOUGHT IT WAS but this comment box is underlining it in red, grr.)

    I've been observing the bullet journaling craze from afar! My close friend just started hers, so I'm going to see how it goes... I've been wary about trying to start it because I'm such a perfectionist that I'd be afraid to mess it up, haha!

    Also I now have to get A Time to Rise.

    And GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NOVEL. I'm positive you'll figure something out. and write the heck out of it. (Obviously. You're Katie!)

    - Emily @ forthebookish.com

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    1. EPICLY IS TOTALLY A WORD. (er, epically. who even knows. it's hard to spell a word that doesn't exist. XD) AWH that is sad but also okay. How many books are you up to?

      RIGHT?! I am a perfectionist as well, so I started out with a cheap lil journal from Target that I can put alll the mistakes in. XD And then hopefully for Christmas I'll get a nicer one that I can start off the new year with and make it all pretty inside. So exciteddd.

      YOU HAVE TO GET A TIME TO RISE. THE WHOLE TRILOGY. DO IT IMMEDIATELY.

      Thank youuu, lovely Emily! <3

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  24. I'm really intrigued by the idea of bullet journaling...it looks pretty cool.

    Good luck on your end-of-summer goals!

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  25. Fabulous post. Lists are always fun to read.
    Wow. You sound like me. I always have a goal that I secretly want to beat. I usually end up telling people about it and then they call me crazy. I just hit 100 on my reading goal!! I hope to read around 125 as well.
    I just recently started a billet journal. So far it's really been useful. I'd love to see some photos of yours!
    Writing sounds so stressful. Haha. And Nano Wrimo sounds like one of the most fun but scary things ever.
    I hope you reach all of your fabulous goals!
    Brooke @ The Brookeworm

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    1. YAY! We can both make it to 125. :D *reads faster* :P

      Gasp, you have? Oh my goodness I need to see this immediately. o.o Eek, that's awesome!

      IT IS TERRIFYING. but awesome, but... mostly terrifying.
      Thanks, Brooke! <3

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  26. Ahhh, awesome goals, Katie! I have like...no idea what my goals are yet. XD I guess try to come up with a consistent blogging schedule (I seem to just post whenever right now :P), SURVIVE SPEECH CLASS, finish my WIP (is that a terrifying goal? no, not at all XP), and read a total of 50 books (which looks lame in comparison to your 125 book goal--WHAT EVEN KATIE).

    So...I guess I have goals NOW. XD

    41 DAYS TILL NANO NOW. That is, if I mathed correctly. XD I'm not sure if I'm doing it yet? Maaaaybe I'll try it? I don't know if I want to lose what iota of sanity I have left, though. PLUS SCHOOL. SCHOOL IS EVIL. But perhaps I'll decide to do it like a week before it starts like I did with Camp NaNo. #procrastinationprobs

    ANYWAY. Best of luck with all your goals!!! YOU CAN DO IT. *throws pizza gleefully in the air*

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    1. Pfft, SO NOT LAME. I read 80ish books last year, so I'm not sure what happened in regards to reading all of a sudden. It just kind of exploded. xD

      AHH. AND TOTALLY LESS THAN THAT, NOW. (and, like, 99 days until the end of the year. o.o)

      School is so evil. Ew.

      THANK YOU! *catches allll the pizza*

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  27. I LOVE your journal!! I gave the exact same one to one of my bestest friends actually. ;) Loved the post! <3

    http://everythingisbetterwithpolkadots.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oooh, really? Target is awesome, isn't it? xD

      Thank you! <3

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  28. GIIIIIRLLL!!! I don't even know how you do it! 125 books a year? And NaNoWriMo? And, you know, regular life stuff like school and chores? Wow. #alltherespect
    You've inspired me to actually do NaNoWriMo this year. I didn't think I was going to do it, but now I think I might just actually, because CampNaNo was one of the best things I ever did. So thanks to you, I'ma give it a shot...

    Good luck with your goals! I'm sure you will do fabulously.

    God bless,
    Lizzy

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    1. YEAH I'M NOT QUITE SURE EITHER. I think it has to do with the fact that I have unicorn blood or something. xD

      *gasp* YES. You can totally do the thing. It's hard, but so worth it and motivating and fun with alll the writers doing it. What's your NaNo profile? We can be buddies on there and word war if you ever want. :D

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    2. Gahh! Yes that would be awesome! My NaNo profile is Elizabeth Anne D.

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  29. Your goals sound awesome. GO GET 'EM.

    wait what summer's over. wait what thursday is the first day of fall. wait. WHAT. NO LIKE REALLY. what is happening. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    HOW CAN IT BE.

    like seriously, I'm not even lying you are a huge writing inspiration. YOU'VE WRITTEN LIKE 3 or 4 novels. DUDE. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. I literally started writing a book...and I think it was partly because I HAD TO WRITE but also like all my blogger friends are just whipping out thousands of words in their awesome books. AAAH. Best on your novel! I HATE PLOTTING. I just don't do it. I probably should. It's pretty bad because then I have like three plot ideas spinning around and the story just doesn't work. AGHH. SO HAVE FUN WITH THAT AND MAYBE YOU'LL INSPIRE ME TO DO THAT SOMEDAY.

    Thing is though I also hate rewriting. WAH. THERE'S NO EASY SOLUTION.

    EEP! You're almost at 200 followers, girl! That's so exciting :) YOU DESERVE THEM ALL. Your blog is so awesome and GAHHHHHHH. YOU GONNA HIT 200 FOLLOWERS.

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    1. RIGHT?! There are now 99 days until the end of the year. What even. Please help me. *freaks out*

      PLOTTING IS EVIL. *stabs it* Also rewriting. xD

      THANK YOU. <3 <3 <3 YOU DESERVE ALL THE LOVE TOO BECAUSE YOU'RE AWESOME.

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  30. *Not so subtly starts writing down end of the year goals* Okay now I'm totally prepared for this sophomore college year *nod nod*

    You are a champ, my fren! 108 books already? And you still manage to write 20 000 words in a day? WHAT IS LIFE?!!!?!

    NaNoWriMo freaks me out honestly because I'm scared not be able to write as much as I would aim to, because school :/ Any tips anyone? Also, I have like literally like... *counting* 4 different ideas? WHAT DO I DO?

    Anyway, write VOID! You know, your new story that seems AWESOME.

    I want to get into journaling more too, but a "diaries" sort of journaling and a spiritual journal too. But bullet journaling seems awesome too :)

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    1. YOU CAN CONQUER COLLEGE. *pumps fist*

      Well, thankfully the 20k day only took up 1/365 days of the year. XD

      Ughh, that's hard. o.o I mean, first things first, it's obviously best to narrow it down to one. Plotting would probably be best, so then you're not freaking out about WHAT to write on top of things. And you can always try for it, and it's okay if you don't hit 50,000 words! Dude, I have no idea how that would be possible with school. o.o

      I REALLY WANT TO. But I'm thinking that may not be best for this November? It just doesn't feel *right.* *shrug* So I might do WHERE SHADOWS LIE instead. :P Decisions are so hard. xD

      Oooh, you should totally do the thing. *nodnod*

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  31. what what 43 DAYS?! And you posted this three days ago so 40 DAYS?! WHAT IS THIS.
    This is a fabulous post and I think I may have to steal this idea. Fall is always just a busy time but lovely and there's so much I want/have to do. :D
    Main goals? Get school done everyday. Finish this draft of Sparrow Singing for betas. Re-write/adjust/just familiarize myself with the second book, Truth Remaining by Octoberish. (ha ha. that'll happen)
    Then I need to plot out the third book for NaNo. That has to happen.
    Then NaNo. *evil grin*
    Jeneca @ Jeniqua Writes

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    1. And YOU posted this three days ago, so 37 DAYS. XD

      DO THE THING! I would love to see your end of the year goals! It's so interesting to me for some reason. xD

      Yuuus, do the thing. Three books? o.O That's insane. I can't imagine doing a trilogy. That's just a lot of story to write and plot and piece together. :P Will it stay at a trilogy, or are there more coming?

      NANOWRIMO. YAS. *pumps fist*

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    2. It IS so much plotting! It's a bit easier since they're all form different POV's, but... I love big books, I suppose. XD
      Weeell I hope it stays as a Trilogy. There's only so far one can go with a Dystopian, ya know?
      I'm still plotting the ending of the third book right now and trying to make sure the story seems "finished" enough, so as not to make readers angry. XD

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  32. I really want to do NaNoWriMo this year. I might. Also I'm in shock and impressed by 108 books wow I have trouble finishing four or five a year XD Your goals are #goals!

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    1. I'm honestly not sure how all of that happened. xD

      You can do the thing!! :D

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  33. I *really* want to do NaNoWriMo sometime! I've been prepared to do it, before, but, well... something always comes up. :)
    And one-hundred-eight books! WOW. I've only gotten to twenty-nine, so far. :D

    oliviakfisher.blogspot.com

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    1. You *really* should. It's a challenging but unforgettable experience.

      That's still awesome! You go, girl. :D

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  34. I'm not prepared for NaNoWriMo either. My plan was to do that next month, but since my test of going at that speed for a week failed half way through and I might be getting a new job, it's likely I'll just bail out,

    I'm afraid to tell you that I mostly plotted about 2 thirds of my first novel and though I knew where the end was going and I'm having to rewrite it. Especially the beginning. But maybe that was because it was my first. So still try it.

    I tagged you for the Books as Rooms challenge. http://annasbrie.blogspot.com/2016/09/books-as-rooms-challenge.html

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  35. SO MUCH TO DO SO MUCH TO DO SO MUCH TO DO

    *dies*

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  36. https://writerramblingsandthings.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/end-of-the-year-goals/

    I actually wrote a blog post on it. I seriously love lists. We're in love. Yes.

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