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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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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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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!

Let’s Set Goals {October 2020}

Let's Set Goals! October 2020

I’m big on setting monthly goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

Each 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 2020 Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {September 2020}

Let's Set Goals: September 2020

I’m big on setting monthly goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

Each 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 2020 Goals

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Let’s Set Goals {August 2020}

Let's Set Goals August 2020 Jill Kemerer

I’m big on setting monthly goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

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

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Let’s Set Goals {July 2020}

Let's Set Goals July 2020

I’m big on setting monthly goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

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

How Did I Do? June 2020 Goals

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