November Goals

Hello everyone! I totally forgot to do a November Goals post on Monday, whoopsie! So here is my November Goals! But first, let us recap my October Goals and see how I did ;)

October Goals Recap
Get a 95 or higher on all my tests/quizzes. I think I actually did this! *pats self on back* It took a lot of work, but I managed to get it done.
Do everyday of Blogtober. YES I DID! GOOD FOR ME. And good for all of you that did too!
Practice my violin every single day for at least 20 minutes. Oops. Hehe I'm going to have to admit that I did skip some days but I ended up making up for all that by practicing like an hour at a time.
Read 3 books. Did this, no I killed this. I read, I think, 7 books in October?
Beat that one darn team that keeps beating us in soccer. Well, we didn't beat them but we tied them! Does that count?
Experiment with my camera. Yeah! If you've noticed, I've done a lot of photography this past month :)
November Goals
Complete NaNoWrimo. If you don't know what NaNoWrimo is, it's when you try to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. It may not sound like a lot, but it really is. Last April, I did Camp NaNo where I only wrote 30,000 words, so this is definitely going to be more of a challenge.
Practice my violin at least 6 days out of 7 for at least 30 minutes. I lowered the stakes, yet I raised the stakes. So in essence, this is basically the same as last month xD
Read 8 books. I read 7 books last month, so this month I'm gonna read 8! I'm off to a good start, I already finished a book today!
Reach 225 GFC friends and 70 Bloglovin' friends. Okay okay, I'm not going to feel horrible if I don't reach this goal because it's not that big of a deal. But it never hurts to make more friends!
Not get too overwhelmed and stressed out. This has been an issue for me ever since school started and especially last month. With NaNo starting up, this month could be a stressful month but I don't want it to be. I'll try to find any way to calm down and not get stressed. Leave your tips in the comments!
Blog 5 times on BBK. I have been the worst Blogs By Kids blogger and I seriously need to step up my game. If anyone has any requests or wants to be featured, let me know or email me!
November TBR
Okay, now time for my monthly TBR:
 The Last Star - Rick Yancey, Clockwork (Angel, Prince, Princess) - Cassandra Clare, Cress - Marissa Meyer, Magnus Chase #1 - Uncle Rick, Carry On - Rainbow Rowell, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
I can't wait to get started on these books, everyone everyone has recommended these books to me so I need to read them.
I hope you all have a fantabulous day!
What are some goals you have for this month? What are some books you'd like to read? Let me know, I'd love to chat with you!
Thanks for reading,


  1. Cress and Carry On are fabulous! I hope you enjoy them! Happy November!

    anna | annaish

    1. I've heard so much about Carry On and I hope Cress is just as great as the last two :D Happy November to you too Anna <3

  2. Mara Dyer is so good. ^-^ As are all Rick Yancey's books. I'm dying waiting for the 5th Wave movie in January.
    I wish you luck on NaNo! I was going to do it this year but with school I figured it'd be best if I didn't. :P
    Personally, music always helps me to de-stress. Short breaks (like 10 mins or so) also do wonders to help one relax in the middle of a lot of things. :)
    xo Adi

    1. Yes! The movie looks fantastic, I'm so excited! Ah yes school and NaNo are not a good mix, I'm doing my best to keep up :) And yes I do agree, music is a great destresser <3

  3. I like to de-stress by having a bath in the dark and burning a candle beside me, I get really relaxed so I definitely recommend this.
    Gypsy Pixie

    1. Thank you Gypsy Pixie! I think baths are perfect but a bath in the dark is something new I'll have to try!

  4. Yes I'm doing nanowrimo too!!!
    Eesh, the unbecoming of Mara Dyer, that's a chilling one, but in a really fun way;) Lemme know what you think!
    As for stress reducing tips, something I've learned in my long old life, is to just go outside. Make sure you look at the sky enough, it always puts things in perspective.

    1. Hooray! What's your user? We should become writing buddies :D

      I have a love-hate relationship with creepy books so this one might turn my thoughts around.

      Ah, the outside, I agree, it's such a lovely place. I love nice, clear, blue skies, no matter the weather, just that wonderful color cheers me up :)

  5. Loved this!! I think I might try one of these some time.
    I have never read any of those books before, but they look like good ones! :)

    1. Thanks Shelby! I think it's a great thing to do, it really keeps me motivated for the month :)

  6. Starbucks. Starbucks is good for destressing.
    I'm not even kidding.
    Good luck on NaNo.
    Hmm. You know what I think you would like from the looks of the books in your TBR? The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby. It follows the adventures of three young teens - Hannah, a poor maid in a fancy hotel; Ferdinand, a clockmaker's apprentice; and Guiseppe, an Italian immigrant who discovers a magical violin - in the 1900s. Ferdinand builds this clockwork man and it comes to life and gets loose and they have to try to catch it. It's damn good. You should try it.

    1. Starbucks, heck yes. And thank you, I think I need it.

      Wow that sounds amazing, I'm really into that 'Steampunk' (if you will) stuff. *searches for it on Goodreads*

  7. Oh my goodness, you simply MUST read Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer! Especially as you're a Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus fan. I read the book a couple times and reviewed it over at my blog and ugghhh it is such a great novel!
    Also, congrats on accomplishing so many of your goals; I think that says a lot about you as a person. :)

    1. I've heard so much about it, and I can't wait to get started on it!

      Thank you Yasimone! I think accomplishing your goals is a great thing :D

  8. Such a good idea to make goals and share them!! Love this idea! :)

  9. We share the same violin goal! I just made an audition and need to step up my game! :)

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

  10. You did wonderfully on your October goals! I hope you do even better on your November ones ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  11. Haha, seeing this inspired me to TRY Nanowrimo...


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