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May 2022 Goals

May 2022 Goals. Writer Productivity 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 April 2022 Goals

  • Writing
  • Fully plot each book in my next series. CHECK!
  • Draft the proposal for next series. NO CHECK. I switched gears to revise and polish a proposal due at the end of May instead. So, I’m happy–I made progress!
  • Start setting up promotion for Wyoming Ranchers book 3–Guarding His Secret. CHECK!
  • Work on my nonfiction project for 30 minutes/day, 2 days/week (I have multiple commitments every week of this month, so I’m only working on this for 2 days as opposed to 4 days/week. CHECK!
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week (Alternating between the two 12-week programs). CHECK!
  • Two raw veggies/weekday (I’m cutting myself some slack on the weekends). CHECK!
  • Other
  • Read 15 minutes of fiction every weekday. CHECK!
  • Enjoy all the friend/family “dates” on my calendar. CHECK!

April was cold and busy. Over Easter weekend, we finally were able to celebrate Christmas with my side of the family. Yay! I made a lot of progress on my writing goals, and I embraced my healthy eating habits for the most part. Best of all, I was able to catch up with several friends whom I don’t see all that often. I’m declaring the month a win!

Jill’s May 2022 Goals

  • Writing
  • Write, revise and polish the proposal for the next series.
  • Celebrate and promote my upcoming release of Wyoming Ranchers book 3–Guarding His Secret. (On store shelves May 24, 2022 through the month of June.)
  • Work on my nonfiction project for 30 minutes/day, 3 days/week
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week (Alternating between the two 12-week programs. I only have two weeks left of one of the programs. It’s hard to believe!)
  • Two raw veggies/weekday (I’m cutting myself some slack on the weekends)
  • Other
  • Read 15 minutes of fiction every weekday
  • Try out the food dehydrator I borrowed from my mom

This month is jam-packed with writing and a few much-anticipated outings with writer friends. My weight crept up five pounds since Christmas, and I’m working on creeping it back down. It’s always easier putting on weight than taking it off. Bummer. :)

What were your April goals? Did you meet them?

What are your May 2022 goals?

Thank you for sharing with me! If you haven’t entered my monthlong giveaway to celebrate my upcoming release, go to Guarding His Secret Giveaway (US only)!

March 2022 Goals

March 2022 Goals. Jill Kemerer blog. 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 February Goals

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February 2022 Goals

February 2022 Goals 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 January Goals

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January 2022 Goals

Let's Set Goals January 2022. 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 December Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {December 2021}

Let's Set Goals December 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 November Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {November}

Let's Set Goals November 2021 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? October Goals

  • Writing
  • Finish prep for all the marketing/promotion for my October 26 release, The Prodigal’s Holiday Hope. CHECK!
  • Plot Wyoming Ranchers Book 5 and write synopsis. CHECK!
  • Prep for speaking engagement mid-October. CHECK!
  • Start revising Wyoming Ranchers Book 4. CHECK!
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week. CHECK! The 12-week exercise program is going well. Very hard, though.
  • Continue eating more unprocessed food. NO CHECK. I love Halloween candy.
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day. CHECK!
  • Other
  • Get back into my 20 minute fiction reading every weekday. Kind of CHECK. I read a few novels and a biography, but I set aside more than one novel because I just couldn’t get into them. It might have been my mental state. Who knows?
  • Sneak in a walk outside when it’s nice weather. CHECK. I only got a few walks in, but they were just what I needed!

Jill’s November Goals

  • Writing
  • Final edits for Wyoming Ranchers Book 3, Guarding His Secret.
  • Finish revising Wyoming Ranchers Book 4 and submit.
  • Start prepping promotion plans for Wyoming Ranchers Book 2, A Cowboy to Rely On
  • Start drafting Wyoming Ranchers Book 5
  • Health
  • Exercise 5 days/week (I’m on Phase 3 of the 12-week workout, and it is brutal. Brutal.)
  • Eat 2 fruits/day and at least 1 raw veggie/day
  • Drink minimum of 72 ounces of water every day
  • Other
  • Read 20 minutes of fiction every weekday
  • Decorate for Christmas!!

My writing is going well. I’ve had a few hiccups lately–migraines, colds amid looming deadlines–but the Lord has given me the strength to keep making progress. I’ve had to skip 3 workouts in the past 8 weeks, which isn’t too bad. And I’m actually on track to finish my Bible-in-a-year reading plan early! I’ll take the small wins every day!

*I’m sorry if you’re getting a weird menu in the upper left corner. My website theme just updated and there’s a glitch. Hoping it will be resolved soon!*

What were your October goals? How did you do? What would you like to accomplish in November?

In case you hadn’t heard: My new series, Wyoming Ranchers, kicked off last week with the release of THE PRODIGAL’S HOLIDAY HOPE!! It’s in stores now, or you can order it online. Simply click on the link above!

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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