A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weekly Goals #1

I thought I'd add a new weekly thing to this blog to make life a little more interesting.  Don't roll your eyes; I'll be able to maintain this one because I don't have to picture hunt and be anal about formatting.  Moving on--I sometimes have a problem with sticking to goals when I have other things happening in my life (read: college semester... which starts tomorrow!  FML).  I've also found that I hold myself accountable to a goal once I announce it online and declare my progress on Twitter on a daily basis. It makes the whole "deadline" seem real in my mind, since people read my tweets and yell at me when I ask them to.

This "being held accountable" thing happened over the summer when I wrote the first draft to my urban fantasy, and it sort of happened during this winter break while I revised said UF.  It also helped me on days when I was feeling lazy about working out.  My theory is this: people tend to be more successful when they have a support group they can turn to.   

So here's what I want to do: every Sunday I'm going to make another post like this.  I'll announce my new goals, and say whether I've achieved/failed/passed with flying colors on the previous goal. 

On that very same post, you decide on what goal you would like to set for yourself.  Is it going to be a daily word count, or do you want to write x-amount of words in one week?  Do you want to dedicate a week to plotting your novel, or do you want to set a goal for how many words/chapters you revise in a week?  This doesn't have to be strictly about writing a book.  If you're a reader, you can set a "books read" goal for yourself, or perhaps you can set a goal for how many book reviews you want to get done before next Sunday.  Maybe you're a blogger/student like me and you want to set a goal for reading one book and getting all your homework done for that week.  The possibilities are endless, but so long as you have a goal, you have a reason to participate in this!

TL;DR-  Weekly posts-this first one is a test post, to see how interested people are in this.  Accountability.  You set goal, you post comment about goal, you try to meet weekly goal.  That following Sunday, you announce whether you passed, went above and beyond, or failed goal and make new goal for following week.  Meanwhile, post = a type of moral support for you and other authors (both aspiring and published)/readers/bloggers/etc.

My goal for the week is this is finish revising my remaining chapters and begin character interviews if I can.  I also want to get all my homework done and read one book off my "to review" list.

What's your goal for this week?

Remember to stop by next Sunday to let us know how you did this week and announce your new weekly goal!


  1. great Idea! I do sooo good with accountability! My goals for this week are to finish one review book and read my woman of fantasy challenge pick by monday night!
    good luck on your goals

  2. Cool meme! I may start it! Can't wait to see your progress! Have a great week!

  3. Thanks Fiction, good luck with yours too! :)

    You too Erika

  4. I agree with you completely! When I wrote my first book I let people know my goals and posted online updates. It made me not want to disappoint people, so I stuck with them! :)

  5. I hope to write a full outline for a short story I have to do for class

  6. Woot!

    My goal: 500 words a day, try to plot more, and read at least one review book! :D

  7. I think this is a great idea! My biggest goal (blogwise) is to organize the TBR pile, LOL! Have a wonderful week! Drop by and say hi if you get a chance!

  8. I find this really interesting! I for one, always wonder about other bloggers and how they find the time to actually read so much not mention blog about it in complete sentences,lol
    I'm always strapped for time with work, school, and family obligations so it can be stressful to add anything else to the pile even if it's something meant to be fun.
    Long story short, I think my goal is to change how I do things on my blog. I'm not sure how exactly yet, but that's what I'm going to figure out this week.