My brain is evil. EVIL I tell you! See sometimes, I don’t give my brain enough to do. So, it goes off and does it’s own thing and comes back with “fun” things with which to torture myself. Which brings us to this weekend.

Kristilyn (of Reading in Winter and various other blogs) and I are planning a triathlon of EPIC proportions this weekend. We’re not the athletic type, so we won’t be out running, or riding bikes through the snow. We’ll be doing creative things! The schedule is as follows:

The Creative Arts Triathlon, Codename #WeekendOfAwesome

  • Friday (11/9): NaNoWriMo Day
  • Saturday (11/10):Reading Day
  • Sunday (11/11):Blogging Day

That’s a lot for one weekend! If you’re crazy like us and would like to join in, feel free to let us know in the comments (here’s Kristilyn’s goal post) or you can just follow #WeekendOfAwesome on Twitter.

Just to keep myself accountable, I thought I’d share a few goals:

Friday: I am SO BEHIND on my NaNo words it isn’t even funny. Goal #1 is to catch up. Goal #2 is 10,000 words for the whole weekend. Since we’ll be trying to hit our word counts for each of the days that aren’t OFFICIALLY NaNo Day that means 6,668 words on Friday. Oh, and Goal #3 is write more words than Kristilyn over the weekend ;P (Kristilyn will probably win because I still have to work 8-2 on Friday.)

Saturday: This is my first time that I don’t have to work on a Saturday (and didn’t have plans) in a year and a half. I’m planning on getting some serious reading done! What I read will kind of depend on what I have done by then, but my “checked out from the library” shelf currently holds:

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky
  • Switched by Amanda Hocking
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  • Carnival of Souls by Marissa Marr
  • Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  • Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
  • The Diviners by Libba Bray

I also have quite a few books that I’ve bought or been gifted recently that I’d like to get to soon. So, Goal #1 is finish whatever I’m in the middle of on Saturday morning, and read at least 1.5 books on top of that. Goal #2 is to read at least one of my own books for part of that. Optional Goal #3 may be to finish whatever audiobook I’m in the middle of so I can get a few chores done while I’m trying to read-a-thon.

Sunday: Unfortunately, Sunday is the day I’m most busy this weekend, between church and a Veteran’s Day concert with the community band/jazz band. BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t at least try to get some stuff done, right? Goal #1 is to write up reviews for anything I read on Saturday, as well as at least one backlogged review that I’ve been putting off. Goal #2 is to update my review archive (AGAIN!) and make sure all my reviews are cross posted to GoodReads. Since Sunday will be busy for me, I think that’s enough to be going on with, don’t you?

If you plan on joining us, please do let us know! The more the merrier!





Leave a Reply to Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)

5 Responses to “Creative Arts Triathlon, a.k.a. Anne & Kristilyn’s #WeekendOfAwesome!”

  1. Go Anne! I don’t think I’ll participate, but I will be around to cheer you and Kristilyn on! :)

  2. Oh gosh, I can barely ride a bike in the summer, let alone in the snow — this is definitely more my style. :)

    I WILL WAIT FOR YOU ON FRIDAY! I promise! Then we can start word wars and all that. :)

    So many awesome goals for you, Anne! This’ll be fun!

    • Anne says:

      YAY! So happy you’ll wait for me, though I’ll probably still lose 😛

      I am SO EXCITED to do ALL the things!!! We’re going to have so much fun!!!

  3. […] My goals are as follows (go see Anne’s goals HERE): […]

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