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Let’s Set Goals {January 2021}

Let's Set Goals! January 2021 By Jill Kemerer

My writer productivity skyrockets when I set monthly goals. At the beginning of each week I break them down into daily tasks that will work within 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 my new goals. Let’s get to it!

How Did I Do? Jill’s December Goals

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My Wins and Fails of 2020

My 2020 Wins And Fails

Every year between Christmas and the new year, I take an hour or two to review the year. I jot down what I accomplished professionally and if I met my goals or missed them. I also review my personal goals and think about any milestones that happened.

I’m assuming 2020 was a weird year for everyone on the planet. I know it was for me! But I was blessed in many ways, too. Life is like that.

I hope 2021 feels more normal. I miss the routine things that have been put on hold due to the pandemic.

Me on a “just went to the salon” day! Yes, that’s a win.

2020 WINS

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Free Online Read! Merry Christmas!

Free Online Read, A Cowboy For Christmas By Jill Kemerer

It’s almost Christmas! Are you ready? I’m not–not yet, at least! But I have been enjoying a lot of great books lately, so that’s a win. There’s something about curling up with a good book this time of year that warms my soul.

Guess what? My publisher, Harlequin Love Inspired, has a FREE gift for you! They’re releasing my novella, A Cowboy for Christmasone chapter each day starting today! And did I mention it’s free??

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Let’s Set Goals {December 2020}

Let's Set Goals December 2020 Jill Kemerer

My writer productivity skyrockets when I set monthly goals. At the beginning of each week I break them down into daily tasks that will work within 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 my new goals. Let’s get to it!

How Did I Do? Jill’s November Goals

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Book Giveaway! 30+ Books!

Booksweeps Promo For The Cowboy's Christmas Blessings

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m excited to share this fabulous book giveaway with you!

I’ve teamed up with 30+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Sweet Romances to 2 lucky winners!

Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader? 

You can win my novel THE COWBOY’S CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS, plus books from authors like Jill Weatherholt, Jessica R. Patch, Susan L. Tuttle and Courtney Walsh.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉 bit.ly/SweetRomance-Nov2020

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s Set Goals {November 2020}

Let's Set Goals November 2020, Jill Kemerer

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

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

How Did I Do? Jill’s October 2020 Goals

  • Writing
  • Write first 50 pages of new novel. CHECK. I had fun exploring new characters!
  • Revise a different novel. CHECK. I have 3 phases after finishing a draft. Revising is when I read for plot issues. Editing is tightening up the actual writing. Polishing is the final finesse.
  • Take notes on 3 fiction workshops (videos). CHECK. I actually took notes on 5 fiction marketing workshop videos and virtually attended 2 webinars. Pretty good for me!
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week and add strength routine twice a week. NO CHECK. I exercised 5 days/week but did not add the strength routines.
  • I’m trying tips from Mini-Habits for Weight Loss by Stephen Guise. It’s very intuitive. I was getting frustrated counting calories. We’ll see how this goes! I’m really liking this laid-back approach to my health. I’m no longer counting calories. I’m paying attention to the quality of my food but that’s about it!
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  • Other
  • Get my crochet project back out and start working on it. NO CHECK. Yes, I got the project out, but did I start working on it? Not even close.
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday. CHECK. My brain was all over the place this month, but this helped rein it in.
  • Take pictures of the glorious fall colors! CHECK. Love taking walks in nearby parks!

Writing-wise, I had a great month. Health-wise, I’m more relaxed and really liking it. I even tried a few new workout videos last month. As far as personal goals? I’ve been distracted. I’m looking forward to the holidays, though!

Jill’s November Goals

  • Writing
  • Edit/polish/submit full manuscript of book 1 in new series.
  • Revise/edit/polish proposal of book 2 in new series.
  • Start reading a book on Wyoming history I purchased this summer.
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week.
  • My mini-habits for this month: add one vegetable and one fruit each day and get off the couch for one minute in the evening. I’ve been doing these for the past two weeks, and I find when I get off the couch, I tend to stay off it for about 30 minutes. I end up stretching or walking in place or fidgeting, which is all good since I spend so much of my day sitting!
  • Other
  • Start Christmas shopping
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday.

How did you do last month? What challenges are you facing? How can you meet them? I’d love to hear your goals for November! Leave a comment!

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