Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Quarterly Writing Goals #2 [2018]

First off, I want to explain why I haven't blogged since the beginning of this month. I have been sick off and on throughout the month of March, and haven't done much of anything productive at all...so, that's why.

Secondly, March is almost over and that means it's almost a new quarter of the year...which means Quarterly Writing Goals! For those of you who don't know, what are Quarterly Writing Goals? They are simply goals related to writing that are meant to be accomplished within a three month period. Setting goals is an incredibly motivating activity that helps me get many things done within a set period of time. Without them, I am never as productive as I should be. If you are setting goals for your writing, it doesn't have to be quarterly. You can set your goals to any time frame that you find helpful. A month. A year. Anything in between. And you can set goals, quarterly or otherwise, for everything in your life, not just writing.

I post my goals so that I have some accountability and also a simple place to look back at them as the quarter goes on.

My writing/editing/marketing goals for January through March were these: 1) Publish Queen of Caradale...I DID! Yay! (You can buy it here: Queen of Caradale ) 2) Edit The Story of Gisbourne...I did, but I only got halfway through it. So I'm not marking it as done, but I did work on it  3) Second editions for Always in Shadow and Dusty...I did do this! Finally. That's been on my list of things to do...forever  4) Brainstorm/Outline the sequel to Return to Sherwood...I did not do this  5) Social media and vlogs...for January and February I was AMAZING! :) I was so proud of myself. And then March happened...to be fair, I was sick and physically unable to keep up most of the time...but there were a few days when I could have done something and didn't, so my sicknesses can't be my excuse for the entire month.

What goals have I made for the next three months you ask?

Edit The Story of Gisbourne  I need to finish my rewrites/edits for this so that I can get it to my editors for a "real" edit. I'm halfway through, so that's great, but I need to finish.

Edit The Story of Gisbourne  I know that sounds repetitive, but this second edit is the official edit for publication. I don't know that it will get done in the next three months, but I would like to at least start that process.

Brainstorm/Outline the sequel to Return to Sherwood  I am planning on writing this book for Camp NaNoWriMo in April, so this needs to get done ASAP

Write Return to Sherwood sequel  As I mentioned above, I plan to do this for Camp NaNoWriMo, so I'm not too worried about it getting done.

Social Media and Vlogs  This time, for sure, it will happen. I will be on top of it. (I was doing so well this quarter! I'm so sad I got so sick this last month...)

Well, those are my goals for the next three months. Here's to hoping I actually get them done! :)

Happy Writing, everyone! :)

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