It’s check in time! If you’re new to this blog, the First Friday of every month is my Monthly Goals blog post, where I go through last months goals and mark up whether I completed them or not and then list the new goals.
October was the month I implemented, with gusto, my New System, and so far it’s been a screaming success as you will see by my goals! (who would have thought?!)
Before we dive into some goals, I just wanted to make an announcement:
From Myths To Monsters: Supernatural Beings Anthology vol 2, which features my short story Sanctuary, has now been made available on Kindle Unlimited, so if you have KU you can go grab this book for free!
Last Month’s Goals
Let’s look at how I got on with last month’s goals.
01 – Complete December’s TMW Game – DONE
02 – Finish painting the kitchen – NOT DONE (okay so this was another fail BUT my partner decided he wanted us to do several of the bigger house jobs on the week he was off…that got moved into November! So if I fail this in November you all have permission to give me the withering stink eye!)
03 – Start my Holiday’s Business Plan – DONE (it’s sooo nice to actually have a plan rather than dashing around “reacting” to everything instead)
04 – Send out Newsletter(s) – DONE
05 – Read one book – DONE (read three!)
06 – Organise Greeting Cards (OOT) – DONE (finally these are all sorted and stored for easy access)
07 – Catch up on my Purchase Invoices – DONE
This Month’s Goals
01 – Decide on January’s Podcast Questions
Rachel and I like to stay well ahead with the podcast and all the podcast episodes for this year had been planned and almost all have been recorded. So we want to get a head start by picking our episode questions for the month of January.
02 – Finish painting the kitchen
Okay this is the LAST time I’m adding this to my goals so if it doesn’t get completed my kitchen is just going to have to look hideously half painted until we eventually get the whole kitchen redone.
03 – Start doing Business Taxes
Ergh, I have been putting this off for AGES. Seriously, I hate doing my taxes but I really could do with getting them done well before the January 31st deadline.
04 – Send out newsletters(s)
Yup this one is just staying on indefinitely.
05 – Read two book
I have two books already picked out, I just need to slot in some reading time. I swear my reading time comes in waves, some months I’ll have loads, the other times, none at all.
06 – Put up all pictures in my Craft Room (OOT)
This is another one of those OOT’s that I’ve been neglecting and will probably take me about 30 mins and since I nearly damaged one of the canvas’s that is leaning up against my bookcase, I think it’s time I got it done before I DO damage something and then have to sulk about it.
07 – Write a scene a day
I will explain this in more detail in next Wednesday’s Ko-fi article, but this is going to be part of my “consistency” in writing against.
08 – Write all Xmas cards
I’m one of those annoying people who likes to get ahead with this like card writing. I’m not actually big on sending cards for birthdays, anniversaries etc. (Why do I have a lot of greetings cards then you may ask… my mother makes them and gives me “packs” of them to send to people). But Xmas cards I do send, it’s the one time I like to let people know I’m thinking of them – and it’s nicer than a text. They become part of the festive decor.
09 – Sort Podcast Timestamps
The last few episodes I have been dealing with, I couldn’t sort the time stamps because Youtube was being weird. So I need to go back into them and see if I can add them.
What is one thing you want to accomplish this month?
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Happy writing & stay safe