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April Goals 2023

My writer productivity skyrockets when I set monthly writer goals, and it’s time to share my April goals. At the beginning of each week I break them down into daily tasks that fit my current schedule. Do you know how great it is to finish projects? Of course you do! For me, setting monthly goals makes it all possible.

Every month I share how I did the previous month as well as what my new goals are. Let’s get to it!

How Did I Do? Jill’s March 2023 Goals

  • Writing
  • Edit/polish Wyoming Legacies book 2. CHECK!
  • Plot, draft long synopsis and draft sample chapters of Wyoming Legacies book 3. CHECK!
  • Spend 30 mins/day, 3 days/week revising nonfiction project. NO CHECK.
  • Health
  • Exercise 4 days/week. CHECK!
  • Log calories using MyPlate app every weekday. NO CHECK.
  • Stretch or walk for 10-15 minutes 3 times/week. CHECK!
  • Other
  • Read 15 minutes of fiction every weekday. CHECK!
  • Visit an art supply store I’ve wanted to check out for years but have never got around to visiting. CHECK!

It was a good month. Although I didn’t meet my nonfiction goals, by the end of the month, I’d made progress on the project, so I’ll take it. Sometimes just having the goal motivates me to get more done than I would if I didn’t have the goal.

As far as my health, I think it’s time to accept the fact that I can log my food for weeks on end, and then I hit a breaking point. I ended up skipping the food log for two weeks this month. I’m trying something new moving forward. See next month’s goals.

On a personal note, I’ve been reading a lot of books lately–yay! And I DID check out that art supply store. Loved it!! I also drove downtown Toledo to pick up my Coffee Quest 419 shirt from Jupmode and popped into the Toledo Zoo (link takes you to the new Kodiak Ridge exhibit) to see the new bear exhibit. I felt positively adventurous in March!

Jill’s April Goals 2023

  • Writing
  • Edit/polish the proposal for Wyoming Legacies book 3.
  • Start working on promotion plan for The Cowboy’s Little Secret, releasing May 23, 2023.
  • Finish first round of revising my nonfiction project.
  • Health
  • Exercise 4 days/week.
  • Log calories using MyPlate app every weekday for two weeks in April. (I’ll try the every-other-week approach for now.)
  • Walk outside after dinner 3 times/week, weather permitting.
  • Other
  • Read 15 minutes of fiction every weekday.
  • Continue my Big Adventure and Little Adventure each week. This is something I’m trying based off of Laura Vanderkam’s book, Tranquility by Tuesday. I’ve been doing this for about six weeks, and I love it. Basically, you plan one fun thing away from home that takes a few hours to do, and you also plan one thing you enjoy that takes less than an hour to do. You then schedule them into your week. I love it! Life is better when we have things to look forward to.

My April goals are doable. I’ve been really happy lately, and I think a lot of it has to do with applying the advice from Laura’s book. Seeing buds on the trees and daffodils waving hello helps a lot, too. I hope your April is lovely!

What are your April goals? How did you do last month?

Enjoy your day!


Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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