It’s October, one of my favourite months. When the weather gets cold, the nights grow darker and there’s the hint of winter in the air. 🙂
Since we are in a new month, it’s time for goal setting! For those new to my blog, what I do is set myself a list of goals for the month. These cover several aspects such as writing, blogging, personal etc. I also keep them on My Goals page where I update the progress.
Since implementing my new schedule, I am hitting my goals harder. I actually completed all 10 goals last month! 😀 *happy dance*
So let’s make some new ones!
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01 Write 10,000 words of my current WIP, The Blessed
I am keeping this word limit during my busy period. Eventually, I’d like to bump this up but I’m currently happy just reaching it 🙂
02 Complete 2 relevant location settings profiles for The Blessed
I need to always be aware of how much work I take on, so sometimes having smaller goals is better. That’s why this is just for writing up 2 setting profiles.
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03 Update at least 15 earlier blog posts
While I managed to totally beat last month’s goal, I am dropping this to 15 as I’m in a busy period with my shop and really need to be more realistic with my time. I will be completely happy when I have sorted all these updates.
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04 Reading Challenge 50 (1 book)
I am still pushing to make sure I complete at least ONE book a month, though as mentioned last month, I am no longer aiming to complete 50 books in the year. You can see my progress on my Reading Challenge page where I list what I’ve been reading.
05 Take 10 photos for “Image Book”
Most of you don’t know but my nephew who is currently 2.5 years old has some serious health issues and some developmental conditions. He can make sounds but not real words.
This leads to frustration when he cannot express himself. While he is learning Makaton signs, we need something to assist in the interim.
So I am in the process of making him an image book of family members, items, toys, actions etc that he can use to communicate certain things, in a hope of alleviating some of his stress.
06 Do some beta reading
I’ve been asked to be a Beta Reader again and I’ve agreed. However, I’ve been rubbish at organising my time so I am putting it as an official goal to create an accountability. This will make me block time to support these writers.
[ M A R K E T I N G ]
07 Do at least 10 online courses
For those who don’t know I use Skillshare for my online courses. They are video courses that are broken down into sections, there are 1000s available, covering numerous topics.
If you might be interested in trying out some online courses, check out my post on learning with Skillshare and click the link at the end of the article for 2 free months of Premium Skillshare Membership.
08 Plan some Newsletters
Oh yes! I finally managed to launch my newsletter after MONTHS of planning, It launched last Friday. Woot!
This means a lot because not only does it mean another way to connect with people who follow me, but also that I am taking some responsibility and accountability in actually talking about my work.
Since I’m a fervent planner, I am wanting to get some of my upcoming newsletters planned. I do not want to miss sending them out.
So what goal have you not yet completed?
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So if you’re writing goals, remember to create a plan/process for how you are going to complete them. Make a list of steps that need to be done in order for the individual goal to be reached.
While I only show the goals here, the plans behind each one is a list that I follow, ticking off one by one.
Good luck with all of your goals and I will see you on Wednesday for a new guest post!