I am making a change and have decided to break my goals down into monthly ones. Since moving to N. Ireland there have been some big changes and I feel this will work better for me both in remembering them and completing them 🙂
My goals are not just writing goals, because I have other projects that need my time as well. Also, these aren’t my “to do” lists because that’s a whole other hornets nest of tasks.
01 Write at least 30K for the 85K challenge
In January I managed to fall behind due to being ill (again) and struggling with some depressive episodes. So I am putting this at the top of my list to try and claw myself back on track
02 Create character profiles for my new WIP
I have the details of these characters, mostly in my head. I want to get them organised and into their profile templates.
03 Loosely sketch out ideas for sequel to Dark Hart
My current WIP “Dark Hart” has just been through it’s first full edit and is now going to be handed over to my Alpha Reader (my other half) before I do the second set of edits. Since this is the first book in a series, I want to draft out what is happening in the second book.
If you heard my Audio Interview with Michael at Ex Libris, you will have heard that I’ve been writing this series for a LONG time and actually have several plots for later books. I just need to get them in order and clean them up.
04 Add another 20 scenes to my Master List
I have a lot of scenes (1000s) of my current series already written. I am currently compiling them into a spreadsheet so I can build up all the different plots and get them in the right order – as well as catalogue everything I’ve written so I don’t miss anything.
05 Update at least 10 earlier blog posts
As you will have noticed I have changed the look and layout of my blog posts, both the main image/banner and the footer. So I am going back through old posts and amending them. I do like consistency. 🙂
06 Plan all blog posts for this month
To be more efficient, I plan my blog posts ahead of time. Though I am now trying to do them a month at a time.
07 Reading Challenge 50 (5 books)
I am once again doing the GoodReads Reading Challenge and have a total of 50 books to read in a year. Since I am currently busy I am keeping the number of books per month (in these early months) short. So I just need to do 5 this month.
08 Organise my study
Since moving I haven’t had full chance to give my new study a real sort through. So I want to get it organised.
09 Do (at least) 10 online courses
I have access to many online courses currently, so I am trying to get through several courses a month. Most of them are on different methods and types of marketing which is helping me create my marketing plan.
10 Complete 1 beta reads
I am now hoping to keep on top of the beta reads I have agreed to do. Due to the bouts of illness I had recently, I feel like I have been letting people down. I don’t want to do that again so I am working on not taking on too many.
So, do you have any goals? Do you have monthly or quarterly ones? share your tips for completing goals in the comments below!
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