The month of February has come and gone and it’s time for me to look back on what I wanted to accomplish and what I actually MANAGED to accomplished as well as setting out March’s goals.
Actually, February was an awesomely productive month despite being massively busy with my shop. It left me a little frazzled but that’s okay, I usually take some time off at the end of March to recouperate.
Since I work for myself, it is easy to just keep working, but I’ve been making conscious efforts to book a week off every quarter to focus on self-care and to actually relax. With that in mind, there will be less goals this month.
Last Month’s Goals
Let’s look at how I got on with last month’s goals.
01 – Write 2,000 words – DONE (just)
02 – Create a Merry Writer Podcast Pinterest Board – DONE
03 – Read two books – DONE (in fact I read five books!)
04 – Complete March’s game questions – DONE
05 – Complete my sister’s taxes – DONE
06 – Book in Woodworm people – NOT DONE (my partner decided he wasn’t ready to deal with people in the house so I am moving this to March)
07 – Send out Newsletter(s) – DONE
08 – Update Newsletter Series – DONE
This Month’s Goals
01 – Sort novel notes EVERY DAY
If you get my newsletter, you will probably have seen this month’s Monthly Challenge is all about sorting novel notes. I have SO many notes for The Blessed that it’s making it hard for me to complete the manuscript. So I am going to be taking time EVERY DAY to corrall, organise (or purge) through my notes and slot relevant ones into my outline.
Rachel and I have become accountabili-buddies this month and Rachel was kind enough to create us a Writing Chart for us to both track our progress because we find it more motivating when we have a visual tracker.
02 – Do some Beta Reading
I have agreed to beta read for an awesome author, and I want to make sure I actually do it, so I’m adding it to my monthly goals.
03 – Read 1 book
I’m putting this back to 1 book, because I might not have as much time to read if I am beta reading and I’d rather make it a manageable goal.
04 – Contact Woodworm people
This is going back on the list because it had to be postponed last month.
05 – Plan more products
Despite being stupidly busy, I am going to boost my shop more, especially since Brexit is causing me a real headache and I may have to stop shipping Internationally.
06 – Send out newsletters(s)
Yup this one is just staying on indefinitely.