Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Bucket List

March 25, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 4

Top Ten Tuesday

The concept of a bucket list is nothing new to me. I have spent many a happy day ticking things off my various life to-do lists – travelling, starting a family, managing not to go insane with travelling with a family….

However, I’ve never really thought about my bookish bucket list. So when the topic arose, as part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, I have been scouring the far reaches of my imagination for bookish must-do and want-to things.

Thinking, thinking, thinking...

Here’s what I have come up with so far. Books are a never-ending part of my life, the enjoyment of reading and creating stories something that has never left me, so this is a running list:

The Top 10 Items on My Bookish Bucket List

  1. Become a published author
  2. Visit the great libraries of the world
  3. Meet my writing superhero – Kristan Higgins
  4. Do NaNoWriMo
  5. Go to either or both of the RT and RWA Conferences in the US
  6. Read a book a day one year – 365 books in 365 days
  7. Make a dent in my print To Be Read pile
  8. Get my NetGalley inbox clear
  9. Continue to read outside my comfort zone
  10. Ensure that my daughter grows up with a healthy respect for and love of the written word

So there you have it. I am sure that there will be more I think of when I press “publish” on this post, but at the moment, those are the most important to me.

Comment below if you have a bookish or book-related bucket list. Hopefully all of us can get as many items ticked off as possible.

The Top Ten Tuesday book meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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4 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: My Bookish Bucket List”

  1. Sasha Cottman

    I’ve tried NaNoWriMo, it’s a tough ask if you have a family and a full time job. I like the idea of reading outside your comfort zone. I am trying to read outside of my usual range at present, its hard but you do get a whole new perspective. I love how Number 1 on your list is getting published, it really is the golden ring.

    • Roz

      It’s the “precious”. As a result of reviewing and getting more serious about writing, I am really trying to push myself to be wider-read.

      I’m not sure about NaNoWriMo this year – but next year would definitely be a go if I don’t. I’d probably have to sacrifice the blog for that month.

      • sashacottman

        Good idea is to try and start with a small daily word count goal and then build. Consistency is the trick. You have to write every day. Some days its 1000 words other days its 200, just as long as the wordcount keeps ticking over.

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