November 2020 wrap up and December goals

It’s the end of November, and to be honest I could have used an extra day in the month, just to wrap everything up. But I did nanowrimo for the first time this month, and did get some reading and blogging done. So here is what I did in November, and some of my goals for December!

In November, I read six books

  • all of them were physical books

a lot of variety, I know

I did really enjoy all of the books that I read, however, and I’m going to be writing reviews of a few of them soon.

In November I read six books. That’s not as many as I wanted to, and I didn’t really stick to my TBR, like I ever do but with nanowrimo, I’m pretty happy with that.

My goals for posting in November were…

In november I wrote 14 posts, and although I didn’t reach all of my goals, I happy with what I got done. I think that it was a little unrealistic of me to want to write so many posts along with nanowrimo, so I’m happy with what I did.

I didn’t have a lot of time to read last month, but I’m going to be trying to get through a lot of books in December. I’m ahead on my reading challenge, but there are so many books that I want to read by the end of the year, and that is what I’m going to be working on doing.

So yeah. I have twenty five books that I want to read by the end of the year, which is kind of a lot. But there are a few shorter ones, and I’m going to do my best to get through as many of them as I can.

I’m really excited to start the Mortal Instruments series, by Cassandra Clare. I’ve been wanting to read some books by her for a really long time, and I found some used copies at a bookstore a little while ago. I’ve done some research, and am going to read the books in order of publication, because I figured that would make the most sense, so that is going to be the first three Mortal Instruments books, then Clockwork Angel, then City of Fallen Angels.

My friend also lent me her copies of all three books in the Scythe trilogy, and I’m so excited to read it. It looks so good, and I’m really excited for it.

I’m also going to try and post more in December than I did in this month!

  • 2 Top Ten Tuesdays
  • 2 Let’s Talk Bookish
  • 3 WWW Wednesdays
  • 3 Tags
  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 My Bookish Rambles
  • 4 Other posts

That’s 20 posts, and I think that without nanowrimo happening I’ll be able to get to that.

I want to do one writing update, about my experience doing nanowrimo for the first time. I’m also going to put together a list of my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2021.

In November I participated in nanowrimo, the challenge of trying to write a 50 000 word novel in a month. It actually went really well!

My original goal for the month was 30 000 words, and to write my first draft of a contemporary novel I’d been thinking about for a while, but that all changed! On October 31st I thought “why not go for the whole 50k?” So I did. I also threw away my plot halfway through the month, and took my main characters, switched around the perspectives and made it fantasy.

I’m going to write a whole post on how it went in a few days, so I’m not going to talk much more about how it went, but I did get to 49 thousand words in the end, and I did finish the first draft, getting to the end of the story.

My goals for December in terms of writing are to not do too much, and to sort of step back from the project. I am going to work on really plotting out the novel, and figuring out how I’m going to do the beginning. Then I am going to try and rewrite the beginning because it’s not in first person, and the rest of the book is.

Life

So November happened. And it kind of went by way too quickly, and at the same time I’m ready for this year to end. But are things really going to be better in 2021? We can only hope. Actually we can do more than that. Wear your mask, and wear it up over your nose and mouth please. Because covid is still happening and cases are rising.

And the election happened. Almost a month ago, actually, which is kind of crazy, because it seems like it was more recently than that. I was so nervous for what was going to happen, and I’m so relieved and happy that Biden and Harris won.

School is not good. At all. And that’s going pretty miserably. My math and French classes are actually okay, and science is fine, but band and PE are not good right now. The trimester ends in two weeks though, and then I’ll be done with PE, because it’s just for one trimester. But band is the whole year.

Also, I’m have to do way too many zoom meetings, and it’s really tiring.

So yeah. That’s the end of my wrap up! Reading, writing, covid, election stress, and too much zoom pretty much sums up my month.

How was your November? What are some of your goals for December? Did you read any good books this month? Chat with me in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “November 2020 wrap up and December goals

  1. Honestly, school is so, so draining. But you can do it! I can’t wait for you to read KOTLC – I really loved it. Your TBR looks amazing! I liked All American Boys as well and I really want to read Legendborn and Star Daughter. I didn’t even get close to my NaNoWrimo goal, so I’m thinking of doing Camp NaNoWrimo in July when I have more time.
    Have a great month!

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