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What Are Your August 2018 Goals?

August 2018 Goals -

It’s that time again! It’s been a busy summer, and I haven’t been blogging much, but I LOVE seeing your goals! You all motivate me. I’ll review my plan for last month, share how I did, then state my new goals! Please share yours in the comments.

Jill’s July 2018 Goals:

  • Content edit, revise and polish the fourth Wyoming Cowboys book.
  • Revise and polish the three-book proposal drafted in June.
  • Health–exercise 4-5 days/week, track calories, stay within range.

How Did I Do?

  • Content edit, revise and polish the fourth Wyoming Cowboys book. CHECK! It felt GREAT to submit it!
  • Revise and polish the three-book proposal drafted in June. CHECK! Woohoo!
  • Health–exercise 4-5 days/week, track calories, stay within range. NO CHECK. Wah-wah. For two weeks, I stopped tracking calories, and I averaged only 3 exercise days per week all month. *sad face*

Jill’s August 2018 Goals:

  • Set up promotion for Wyoming Christmas Quadruplets, releasing September 18, 2018.
  • Plot and begin writing a novella–part of a fun collection releasing in February 2019.
  • Relax and enjoy time off with my family!
  • Health: Exercise 4-5 days/week. Track calories every weekday and stay within calorie range.

What were your goals? How did you do? What would you like to accomplish this August?


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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  1. Jill, congrats on the checks! It’s awesome to accomplish things.

    1. Camp NaNoWriMo – Yes, on reduced goal. An edit job came up, so that had to become my main goal for the month.
    2. Editing – Yes. I beat my deadline by three days, which is a nice introduction for me with the new company I’m doing copy edits and proofreads for.

    Surprise: I got sick after the edit (on the mend now), but I was happy to get some brainstorming on a thriller series, the first 3,000 words written on the first book, and a few scenes written on a screenplay that I started last summer.

    1. Writing – finish one first draft and two chapters of the thriller

    That’s my main goal, and since I’m still on the mend, I won’t focus on too much else.

    1. Andrea, you got a lot done! Nice job!! I’m sorry you got sick, though. There have been weird colds in this area–like who needs THAT in the summer, right? Anyway, best wishes on meeting this month’s goals!!

      1. Thanks, Jill! Yes! Aren’t they just the worst during the summer? At least in the winter, hot tea and cocoa make sense. But to be all snuggled up beneath thick blankets in the summer…? Um, totally not the norm here in Texas.

        I have another edit job that popped up (yay!), so once again, my writing goals are shifting. Not quite sure to what yet. But I’m certain I’ll still fit in at least a couple of chapters of writing this month.

  2. My main writing goal was to polish my Genesis final — AND its sequel — so I would be ready for ACFW in September. I got this done and am pleased with the result.
    Did fairly well on the ancillary chores to writing. Began research for two other books, one in the near future, one in the far distant future, and worked on a bunch of guest blogs in the event that people want me to guest blog. Scheduled a couple of blog appearances.
    Did my Artist Fact Sheet and some other prep work for my publisher for the debut coming out in Sept. 2019.
    For health, I met my walking goal — twice — but did not swim because I didn’t have the energy to haul the cooler, beach chair etc. to the lake. It was so easy when I was younger, a one-piece and a towel, but alas no more. I didn’t meet my “healthy eating” goal. I didn’t fall off the diabetic wagon, but I leaned over the edge. A lot.
    My August goal is to return to my THIRD series for editing and rewriting, to continue to do the research and guest blogs, and to prepare myself physically and spiritually for ACFW.
    Jill, thank you for keeping us on track. Looking forward to the quadruplets.

    1. Kathy, it’s exciting and encouraging to see you’ve accomplished so much in a single month! Keep up the great work!

    2. Ooh, congratulations, Kathy! I didn’t realize you were a Genesis finalists–way to go!! And how exciting you have a release date for your debut novel! Wheee!!! Feel free to share the title/publisher here so we can cheer you on!

      I didn’t meet my healthy eating goal, either, but I’m staying pretty close to my normal weight. I’ll get back on it now that vacation is over!

    1. Melissa, I like that your focus this month is on your blog. I think sometimes those articles can get lost in the shuffle. So proud of you!

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