Looking back at 2020 and my writing goals for 2021

writing goals 2021

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I always do an annual review at the end of a year and set my writing goals for the coming year.

Oh boy! A year ago, none of us had any idea what 2020 had in store for us! A pandemic, two lockdowns, wildfires in Australia, natural disasters, BLM protests, murder hornets, a nerve-racking election in the US… In a nutshell, if 2020 had been a book, it would have been a dystopian novel, a thriller, or maybe a horror novel for sure!

But let’s take a look at how I did on my goals for 2020 anyway.

Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021

Sapphic Reading Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to the Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021!

The Sapphic Reading Challenge is a fun, year-long event for readers of women-loving women fiction. It runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021. You can join any time you want. You can earn badges and win ebooks and signed paperbacks at the end of the year. The real prize, however, is discovering new favorite books and authors all year long!

The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge—wrap-up & the winners of the grand prize

  What a weird year! I don’t think any of us are sad to wave 2020 goodbye. But I love knowing that the book-themed crossword puzzles were one of the highlights of the week for many of you, offering a pleasant distraction while you were stuck at home.   A big thank-you to everyone who participated in the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge I’d like to thank all the participating authors and publishers who contributed books for the giveaways—among them Bold Strokes Books, Bella Books, Ylva Publishing, Desert Palm Press, Bywater Books, and many indie authors. A big thank-you also to …

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Sapphic Reading Challenge book journal giveaway

sapphic reading challenge book journal

In 2021, I’ll be hosting the Sapphic Reading Challenge, a fun, year-long event for readers of books about women-loving women. The challenge will start on January 1, when I will post the rules and categories. To make the reading challenge even more fun, I created a book journal to help you keep track of all the sapphic books you’ll be reading in 2021. It’s a hardcover journal that includes: A table of contents that lets you rate up to 100 books. Pages to fill in what books you read for each category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge. A to-be-read list …

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WLW & Lesbian Opposites-Attract Romance Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #36)

lesbian opposites attract romance

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian opposites-attract romance novels—a romance in which the two main characters have very different personalities.   So, here’s the WLW & lesbian opposites-attract romance puzzle: You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the picture below or download the PDF with the crossword grid and the clues. You don’t necessarily need a printer to play. You don’t need to send in the filled-out puzzle; all you need to do is email me the solution phrase.   Here are the clues for the WLW & lesbian opposites-attract romance puzzle: Just …

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WLW & Lesbian Young Adult Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #35)

lesbian young adult novels

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian young adult novels—books about characters who are teenagers, usually 15-18 years old.   So, here’s the WLW & lesbian young adult novels puzzle: You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the picture below or download the PDF with the crossword grid and the clues. You don’t necessarily need a printer to play. You don’t need to send in the filled-out puzzle; all you need to do is email me the solution phrase.   Here are the clues for the WLW & lesbian young adult novels puzzle: Tell Me …

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Award-winning WLW & lesbian fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #31)

award-winning lesbian fiction

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle covers WLW & lesbian fiction that won an award! Some of them won mainstream awards, others won awards from LGBT+ literary organizations such as a Lambda Literary Award or a Golden Crown Literary Society Award.

Lists of award winners are usually a great source of finding books that are worth reading, so take a look at the books in this puzzle.