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Let’s Set Goals {October 2021}

Let's Set Goals October 2021

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 September Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {September 2021}

Let's Set Goals September 2021 Writer Productivity

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 August Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {August 2021}

Let's Set Goals August 2021. Writer Productivity 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 July Goals

  • Writing
  • Revise and polish Wyoming Ranchers book 3 CHECK!
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week CHECK!
  • Continue eating more unprocessed food CHECK!
  • Track calories on weekdays NO CHECK.
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day CHECK!
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday CHECK!

I know these are light goals, but I have to tell you I still struggled to get them completed! What can I say? We’ve been busy!

About a week into the month, I stopped tracking calories altogether. Once again I found it restrictive and annoying. Does tracking calories work? For me, yes. But was it worth being irritated daily? Not this July.

Since we’ve embraced MANY rewarding opportunities to see friends and family this summer, I’m treating myself as kindly as possible, and that means no calorie tracking until/if I can commit to it without feeling annoyed.

Jill’s August Goals

  • Writing
  • Revise and polish the sample chapters and synopsis of Wyoming Ranchers book 4
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week
  • Continue eating more unprocessed food
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday
  • Enjoy summer as much as possible before fall arrives!

A small part of me longs for September. It’s the month I’m most energized about my work. It always feels like a fresh beginning, and I set big goals for the final quarter of the year. Right now I’m still in summer mode (as I should be!), where everything feels a bit loosey-goosey. I guess it wouldn’t be August if I didn’t feel that way!

What were your July goals? How did you do? What would you like to accomplish (if anything) in August?

Thanks so much for joining me each month! Seeing your progress motivates me!

Let’s Set Goals {July 2021}

Let's Set Goals July 2021. Writer Productivity. 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 June Goals

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Let’s Set Goals! {June 2021}

Let's Set Goals {June 2021} Writer Productivity

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 May Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {May 2021}

Let's Set Goals May 2021 By Jill Kemerer. Writer Productivity

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 April Goals

  • Writing
  • Polish/submit proposal for Wyoming Ranchers Book 3. CHECK!
  • Finish drafting Wyoming Ranchers Book 3. NO CHECK. After I turned in the above proposal, I decided to draft the rest of the book in May in order to work on my nonfiction project.
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week. CHECK!
  • Continue eating more unprocessed food. CHECK!
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day. CHECK!
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday. CHECK!
  • Take one day to go downtown Toledo. The city is in a major renovation project, and I haven’t been down there in months to see the progress! NO CHECK. I did get to a few area metroparks, and my kids and I took a day trip to a really fun outdoor mall.

I wasn’t as productive on writing projects last month as I’d hoped, but I got quite a few marketing things in place that I’d been wanting to implement for quite some time. I also had a few volunteer opportunities come up. It was nice to be able to say yes to them.

Jill’s May Goals

  • Writing
  • Finish drafting Wyoming Ranchers Book 3
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week
  • Continue eating more unprocessed food.
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day.
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday

My goals are minimal this month because I have a lot of stuff on my calendar. I’ll have to work hard to meet the goals listed! Some months I have more leeway with my work schedule. May isn’t one of them.

Wishing you all a very productive May!

What were your April goals? How did you do? What would you like to accomplish in May?

Thanks so much for joining me each month! Seeing your progress motivates me!

Let’s Set Goals {April 2021}

Let's Set Goals April 2021, Writer Productivity, 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 March Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {March 2021}

Let's Set Goals March 2021

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 February Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {February 2021}

Writer Productivity, Let's Set Goals Feb. 2021

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 January Goals

  • Writing
  • Draft rest of Wyoming Ranchers Book 2 (roughly 42,000 words) CHECK!
  • Outline nonfiction book for writers CHECK!
  • Prep for speaking engagement CHECK!
  • Set up promo for Hers for the Summer (releases February 23!) CHECK!
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week CHECK!
  • Keep mini-habits: add one vegetable and one fruit each day and get off the couch for one minute in the evening. I’ve been doing this for two months, and it’s been great! MOSTLY CHECK: I had a few weekend days where I failed to add the fruit and vegetable, but overall I stuck with it.
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday CHECK!
  • Continue online class for drawing (a primer/basics tutorial with assignments) CHECK: But my enthusiasm level is low 🙂
  • Clean out file cabinet CHECK!

January was cold but mild as far as weather goes around here. I was able to walk outside 2-3 times, bundled up, of course! I had a great writing month, too. While I generally met my health goals, I noticed I’ve been slipping into old habits, like eating more processed foods instead of vegetables and fruits. Just being mindful of it helps me make better choices. As far as my down time, it’s pretty boring here in the winter even without a pandemic. I’m looking forward to warmer weather and being outside again!

Jill’s February Goals

  • Writing
  • Content edit and redline Wyoming Ranchers Book 2
  • Draft proposal for Wyoming Ranchers Book 3
  • Write one section of nonfiction book for writers
  • Promote Hers for the Summer (releases February 23!)
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week
  • Keep mini-habits: add one vegetable and one fruit each day and get off the couch for one minute in the evening.
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day. It’s so dry here in the winter. I need the hydration!
  • Other
  • Continue reading fiction for a minimum of 20 minutes every weekday
  • Finish final section of lesson one and the homework assignments for online class for drawing (a primer/basics tutorial with assignments)

That’s the plan. Now I just need to get to it!

What were your January goals? Did you meet them? What would you like to accomplish in February?

Thanks so much for joining me each month! It’s fun to see what you’re up to!

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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