Planning Ahead: March 2019

Starting this month, I’m switching it up, breaking apart my wrap-up that seemed to grow longer with each iteration. Keep an eye out for my new Wrap-Up post where I’ll chat about the books I read in February. This post is dedicated to my TBR and goals for March.

currently reading



I picked up one of my most anticipated releases from the library in Black Leopard, Red Wolf. I’m a bit nervous since I have heard mixed things. I am trying to disregard the many low ratings and DNFs I see on Goodreads. Each book deserves a clean slate as you start. I’m still excited and hold out hope that this is the different fantasy the genre needs.

Read next month

  1. Awaken Online: Catharsis by Travis Bagwell (Book Club Selection)
  2. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien (Classic challenge & Fantasy challenge)
  3. Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer (Self-study)
  4. Gates of Stone by Angus Macallan
  5. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
  6. The Wicked King by Holly Black
  7. ReReadAThon TBR


If you read my post about Conquering My Collection, you’ll know that I have challenged myself to read books within my home library. To do that, I set a three book a month goal within categories. And I already hit a snag. Library books, mood reading, and vacations can all cause problems. Making myself read a specific three books a month is hard, especially when most of your fantasy books are part of large series. So, I’ll likely be merging the Classics and Fantasy challenge into one. Luckily, both this and last months’ classics happen to also be fantasy!

I wanted to get to Gates of Stone last month, and I am still super excited to read it (I’ve enjoyed what I read so far), but when you only get library books for two weeks, you have to make choices.

In addition to my “assigned” reading, my library has the habit of pulling all my holds at the same time. I’ll be having a stressful two weeks determining priority. To top it off, I am one of the hosts for the ReReadAThon in the middle of the month, so keep an eye out for that TBR soon.


goals next month

  1. Launch my business website.
  2. Complete my copyediting certificate.
  3. Write twice a week.
  4. Set a gym routine.

While my house will be full of visitors in the middle of March to celebrate both of my sons’ birthdays, I plan on getting goals done this month! With my certificate program coming to a close, I need to move into the next phase of my life and career. I’ve been working hard on setting up my editing and writing business, and while I still have some research and more work to do before it’s one hundred percent, I want to launch my site and begin to market myself. I’m nervous but so excited!

In addition to all the work for the business, I need to get back into the habit of a writing routine. Even if I cram all my writing into one or two nights, I need to get a schedule going. I anticipate spending a lot more time on business-related writing and posts for my new site, but I want to still maintain this hobby for now. I love writing about books and reading, and I love interacting with other readers here.

This winter has been brutal, and all motivation has been sapped from my body. Tired and sore, I could never get back into going to the gym, and I started making excuses. I knew that once I got back in the habit, I’d feel better, but it’s hard to think that way when you can barely function. Add in a lingering cough, and I have been drowning in inactivity. I want to kick my butt into gear and force myself to get my gym habit back. If being in shape for vacation wasn’t enough motivation, maybe the approaching shorts season can!


What are you currently reading? What are your goals and books for March? I’d love to chat about them!


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