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My Goals For 101 Books In 2014

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What’s in store for 101 Books in 2014?

I honestly don’t know. But here’s my best guess.

As I begin 2014, I’m about to pass the two-thirds mark. With The Day of the Locust as my 66th book, that means I’m approaching the home stretch.

I definitely won’t wrap up this project in 2014, but I think I’ll be somewhere around book 85 at the end of the year. So that’s my first goal–simply reaching book 85 by the end of 2014.

Next, I believe I’ll finally tackle The Lord of the Rings this year. It’s the longest book remaining on the list. And, yes, it only counts as one book since that’s the way Tolkien wrote it. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King were all books within the main book.

The good news here is that I have an endless supply of blog posts with The Lord of the Rings. The content nearly writes itself with the movies, the cultish fans, and Tolkien himself. This one should be fun to write about, and I’ll probably tackle it during the summer.

In other news, I hope to have info related to a book in 2014. I’ve said it before, but please cross your fingers, say a prayer, send happy thoughts my way, because I hope this is the year I will at least get confirmation that a book is going to happen. The publication would more than likely be in 2015, but I’m just hoping for a publisher to give me the go ahead this year.

Outside of that, I just plan on keeping this thing moving right along in 2014. I’ve got a pretty good routine going with 101 Books, so don’t anticipate too many changes to the blog or my posting schedule and so on.

So, bottom line, this year I want to get through book 85, finish The Lord of the Rings, and get confirmation on my book. I’ll keep you guys posted on that as I get more information.

Here’s to a great 2014!

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  1. good

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    January 7, 2014
  2. I thought you were going to read Their Eyes Were Watching God. She is, after all, the Google doodle for today.

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    January 7, 2014
    • Yep. It’s in the next group of books I’m reading.

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      January 7, 2014
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    January 7, 2014
  4. Reblogged this on Curiosidades na internet.

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    January 7, 2014
  5. Best of luck with your book. I look forward to hearing more news on that.

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    January 7, 2014
  6. Can’t wait to read about Lord of the Rings! I’ll probably read along with you, at least until The Two Towers where I know I’ll fall off.

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    January 7, 2014
  7. I’m probably alone in this, but I would rather read A Dance to the Music of Time again than read LoTR…

    Good luck with the book quest – it will definitely be one straight to the top of the TBR pile.

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    January 7, 2014
  8. LOTR is so wonderful (cultish fan here) — but even I admit that the first 60 pages in the Shire can be a bit rough. Can’t wait to read your posts! And fingers crossed for your book.

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    January 7, 2014
  9. Yay to Lord of the Rings! I haven’t actually read the trilogy, but I loved “The Hobbit” as well as the trio of movies.

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    January 7, 2014
  10. About Lord of the Rings: I know this makes it longer but I suggest that you read The Hobbit first. It is really the Prologue to the trilogy. Otherwise there will be missing information when you begin the trilogy. You will be happy your didn’t wait till you read it after reading LOTR.

    About your book: Have you a publisher already. If not, and you are unhappy with the responses from the agents and publishers, you might try to publish it as a eBook/kindle book first. It will make it so much more marketable if it is a success and will make the industry with any future books.

    I don’t see the need any more for a new writer to seek out a publisher. He/she is going to have to do the marketing anyway. The question I keep asking myself is what will the traditional publishing industry do for me since I will be doing the hard work. And I don’t have an answer for that, except a heartful of rejection. In addition, if you do get published by a traditional publisher, you will get lost in the stacks since you are not a celebrity or a former bestseller like Stephen King. That is why my first book will be on the kindle. I have a novelist friend of mine who had two novels published by St. Martins. Her third novel she self-published. For the reasons I stated she went the self-publishing route.

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    January 7, 2014
    • I’ve actually read the trilogy, including The Hobbit, so this whole experience will be a re-read for me. Since The Hobbit isn’t on the list, I won’t be reading it again.

      As to the publisher, don’t have one yet, but I have an agent working for me. I want to go the traditional route first and see how that goes. I’m not opposed to self-publishing, but I’m not considering it yet, though that may change.

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      January 8, 2014
  11. Oh, I sent you my address, but forget to tell you who I am. I’m neverending1. You selected me to get a book. I’ve had a problem getting an email message to you.I  hope you get this one.

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    January 7, 2014
    • Got it! Thanks Gladys. Which book did you select?

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      January 8, 2014
  12. Emily paul #

    sounds so good.. keep up the spirit and we are all waiting!!! Happy new year from India!!

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    January 7, 2014
  13. Reblogged this on daintycorner and commented:
    looking forward..sana..sana..

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    January 8, 2014
  14. MARK WHELAN'S LITERARY BLOG #

    An ambitious project which I’m sure you’ll achieve. And, yikes!, you have over 23,000 followers, so i’d like to say that you’re pretty much there. Am I correct in observing that you’ve also got a good stream of advertising support on this blog? You know what they say, learn from the best, I’d be delighted to hear your thoughts. Nice post.

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    January 9, 2014

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