We’re into a new month, so that means a whole new set of goals. Because unless I have a scary-amount of things to occupy myself with, I will probably misbehave 😀
My goals are not just writing goals, because I have other projects that need my time as well.
Looking back over April, I didn’t do too bad. I completed 10 out of 13 goals and I’m happy with that, though I did fail the largest writing goal. *sigh* oh well, let’s move onto this month’s goals.
[ W R I T I N G ]
01 Write 10,000 words of my current WIP, The Blessed
Now that the 85K challenge is over (and yes, I failed! oh well) I want to continue making headway on my new fantasy novel.
02 Add another 30 scenes to my Master List
Shockingly, I have managed to keep this going. It has helped me (roughly) figure out the next 7 books of the Dark Hart series!
03 Clear through another 300 documents
I have a folder where I am trying to store all my writing notes and ideas since…
the dawn of time, I started writing. I am hoping to eventually have them organised. It’s a mammoth of a job, but it will definitely be worth it.
[ B L O G G I N G ]
04 Update at least 10 earlier blog posts
I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most of my older blog posts are now updated and wow have I seen the difference in blog traffic since I started this overhaul. But I still have all the older guest posts that need updating so, it’s still ongoing.
05 Plan all blog posts for this month
This has actually become a bigger task…due to the fact I (technically) have four blogs and I want to kick two of them into action. So while this goal is (mainly) about this blog, I have created a new Content Calendar that now includes two other blogs. (seriously, I have to be crazy busy otherwise I don’t feel productive)
[ P E R S O N A L ]
06 Reading Challenge 50 (3 books)
It is shocking that I can’t find time to read 3 books a month! Well, I am going to try this again. This becomes even more important because next year I’m going to be doing book reviews. (yay, even more stuff to do! :p)
07 Research 2 topics
I have a list of projects I am working on and I want to delve into some topics until I completely understand them. (This is probably going to be intense, hence the reduced number of goals this month)
[ M A R K E T I N G ]
08 Do (at least) 10 online courses
I am loving these courses and most of them are pretty short, so I am happy to keep this on my list.
09 Start my newsletters
I have ummed and ahhed about doing this and to hell with it, I am going to jump in… slowly… so by the end of the month, I (should) have an option for people to join my newsletter. Eekk this is another one of those pushing-my-comfort-zone moments.
[ B U S I N E S S ]
No specific goals for the business right now. There is a chance we might be moving this month so I don’t want to be making any changes to the biz until I know what’s happening.
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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