Okay seriously, where is this year going!? I blink and boom, it’s November! Anyway, enough of that, on to my goals. For those who don’t know, I give myself a set of monthly goals and try and complete at least two-thirds of them.
I put them in my blog as a form of accountability and so far, it’s working 🙂
Last month I originally gave myself 8 goals. Then part way through the month I added on another 2 (why do I do this too myself?) I have only managed to complete 7 out of the 10 goals.
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01 Write 10,000 words of my current WIP, The Blessed
Once again I exceeded this goal last month but I’m keeping it at the same limit because I am still busy with my shop and if I try to up it, I just know I’ll fail miserably.
02 Type up new edits for Dark Hart
I am hoping that my Alpha Reader will complete the 2nd draft’s notes this month. However, I do have over half of the WIP back, so I am going to start going through and editing the story accordingly.
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03 Update at least 10 earlier blog posts
This is going back down to 10. I know I’m close to finishing these damn updates but I am already stretched thin with some new projects so I have to let this reduce for now.
04 Plan and write 2 months worth of content
Currently, I write a week’s worth of content in one day and that keeps me going, but with so much going on in the next few months, I could really do with getting my blog set up so I don’t have to think about it as much. This is a really stretching goal, but I’m confident I can manage it… maybe.
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04 Take 10 photos for “Image Book”
This is a project I created for my young nephew who has serious developmental conditions.
I struggled with this goal last month as I’m waiting for other people as a number of these photos needs to be of family members and that’s always fun trying to snatch time with people who are already busy but let’s keep trying.
05 Do 2 beta reads
I currently have 2 beta reads to complete and I am going to get them done this month. I don’t like not completing these projects for people who asked me so I am adding them to my goals list.
Only 5 goals? Yes, I need to find more time to focus on my business with the holidays coming up and my partner and I are currently buying a house, which is a massive stress and involves a lot of meetings with solicitors and brokers as well as organising surveys etc.
So this month I am going to TRY and keep to just 5 as not to overstretch myself (for once).
Do you find it hard to keep up with goals as we get closer to the holidays?
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For those who of you who also create goals, good luck with them all!