It’s time for the last goals of the year! November was more of a success than I expected, especially since I got ill again for over a week, my cat’s been ill and needed a lot of care and then got a mass of orders that just kept me busy. But having the structured system has definitely helped keep me on track.
Last Month’s Goals
Let’s look at how I got on with last month’s goals.
01 – Decide on January’s podcast questions – DONE (actually I managed to decide on questions for February and March too!)
02 – Finish painting the kitchen – DONE (FINALLY!! This was pretty close, as we didn’t manage to get to it until the 28th, but it’s made such a difference. Another big job, off the list)
03 – Start doing business taxes – DONE (I’m actually further along that I thought, I have an issue with one part and then I should be able to complete my taxes. Usually, just organising all the paperwork takes ages)
04 – Send out Newsletter(s) – DONE
05 – Read two book – PARTIALLY DONE – (only managed to read one)
06 – Put up all pictures in Craft Room (OOT) – DONE (these are all now up)
07 – Write a scene a day – PARTIALLY DONE (this was going to be a big push towards getting me consistently writing…then I got sick for over a week and was derailed. *Sigh*)
08 – Write all Xmas cards – DONE (even better, I found these awesome cards that plant a tree for each card and comes with a “seed token” that can be planted and is full of bee-friendly seeds!)
09 – Sort Podcast timestamps – DONE
This Month’s Goals
01 – Plan the writing challenge
The original 85K90Day Challenge may have closed down, but I loved the idea of writing 85,000 words in 3 months. NaNo’s 1 month timeframe is too restrictive for me.
So I am going to be working on using Jan, Feb and Mar of 2022 to really power through with book 1 of The Blessed and maybe even book 2.
02 – Work on closing my sister’s online platforms/accounts
I’m putting this back on my list, I think I’m in a better headspace and I will have a good chance of getting this completed when I’m back in England as I will need my mother’s assistance due to her being the official administrator of my sister’s estate etc.
03 – Complete business taxes
Okay so HMRC is really pushing everyone to complete the taxes well ahead of the January 31st deadline and since I have most of the papers sorted, I will try and get this done in early December.
04 – Send out newsletters(s)
Yup this one is just staying on indefinitely.
05 – Complete Xmas shopping
I just haven’t cared to do it yet but since the holidays are creeping ever closer and I need to get the shopping done before I head back to England, I need to put this here before I forget completely.
Rather than run myself ragged as I usually do, I am just keeping this month’s goals at 5. I’m closing my shop a week earlier than normal and will try and have a few days of relaxation before I travel (which is always stressful for me). That way I can start fresh in 2022 without burn-out.
What is one thing you want to accomplish this month?
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Happy writing & stay safe