So I have been a little lax in my blogging for the past couple on months. Unfortunately due to Covid in August, which I am still trying to fully recover from, focusing on my writing to enter a writing competition and work being crazy busy something had to give. That happened to be reading and blogging. I have only read 6 books in the past two months which is much lower than my average. I was even finding it hard to concentrate on audiobooks.
I have decided to set myself some goals for my Blog, my Reading and my Writing over the month of October to get me back into the swing of things.
I want to get back to reading and back to blogging. So I have decided I am going to participate in #Blogtober. A huge thank you to Gee at All things Gee for bringing this to my attention. Much like Blogmas, the aim for Blogtober is to post every day. Finding a bookish post to do everyday is part of the challenge but i think it might be fun. I am also going to include more information about my writing too. This is a bit of a change of direction for my blog as usually it has only been focused on Book Reviews.
Speaking of Book Reviews i need to catch up on them. I have a number of books i have read this year that i have yet to write up a review for. Aiming to post everyday gives me the perfect excuse to catch up on those.
I am very behind on what I want to read. Luckily I only have two ARCs and a Blog Tour this month so there is not a lot of set commitments. I have decided to be a bit more of a mood reader this month in hopes that it will encourage me to get back into the habit of reading (and not binge watching old episodes of Desperate Housewives). I will have a full TBR for my ARCs in a few days but my Wednesday posts will be the best place to keep up with what i am actually reading. I am thinking some witchy, spooky books might be in order.
In total I am hoping to read 6-7 books this month.
Over the past couple of months I was working on the first 10k words of my Sci-Fi novel. This was because I wanted to enter the HodderScape and Science Museum Sci-Fi competition. I sent my 10k and I am wanting to continue to work on that project in both October as part of ‘Preptober’ and November’s NaNoWriMo. If I do well in the competition I would need to have the manuscript finished for mid December. So the plan is to write around 30k in October and 40k in November and then some edits. I will do a full post talking about the project and what my full plans are but at the moment i think these goals are achievable.
So those are my Goals for October and my first post in Bblogtober