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What Are Your Goals? {Nov 2019}

November 2019 Goals. Jill Kemerer. Blog

November is here! Only two months left of 2019–and I am ready to crush them. October was good. I pushed myself to finish the draft of my current project. Whenever I felt like stopping early, I’d think of Thanksgiving and Christmas and how much I want to enjoy the holidays. It motivated me!

Sometimes having a reason to finish early makes all the difference.

Let’s take a look at my October goals and how I did. Then I’ll share my November goals. Please leave YOUR goals in the comments!

Jill’s October 2019 Goals: How Did I Do?

  • Draft 50 pages of a new story. Check.
  • Continue drafting current project. Double check–I finished the draft!
  • Set up promo for December release, Her Cowboy Till Christmas. Check.
  • Promote Western Christmas Wishes, in stores October 15! Check. This was easy. I love having a new book in stores.
  • HEALTH: (Long-term goal – Lose 10 pounds)
  • Track calories 6 days/week with MyFitnessPal. Check, but my weight fluctuated all month.
  • Exercise 5 days/week. Check. I’m enjoying this routine. I do five different workouts each week.
  • Eat more high protein and high fiber foods. Half Check. Three weeks into the month I got really frustrated and decided to ignore the fiber. I’ve been a much nicer person ever since. :)
  • OTHER:
  • Check out a local park I’ve never been to. No check, but I did go to two other parks to see the fall colors!
  • Read the Jody Hedlund novel I ordered. No check. The book didn’t come in. :( I’ve reordered it.
  • Watch Halloween Baking Championship (because it makes me happy!). Check!

Jill’s November 2019 Goals:

  • Revise/polish proposal and send to agent.
  • Promote Her Cowboy Till Christmas, releasing November 19!
  • Content edit the draft I wrote in October.
  • Exercise 5 days/week.
  • Log calories using MyFitnessPal.
  • Eat more produce!
  • OTHER:
  • Make a Christmas list.
  • Start buying presents.
  • Read one novel.
  • Check out the newly remodeled Main Library in downtown Toledo.

November is a shorter month for me since we celebrate Thanksgiving with family over a long weekend. I will be following VERY detailed weekly plans all month.

I’m cheering you on! Let’s make the most of this month!

What are your November goals? Leave a comment!

Stop back next month to see how I did and what I plan to do next. Have a fabulous day!

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,

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Hey, Jill. You mentioned fiber. Have you tried Fiber One brownies or cheesecake bars? I think even the Protein One bars have some fiber in them. Those have been easy ways for me to add a little extra fiber into my diet, along with a fiber powder that I add to my supposed-to-be-daily-but-I’m-lucky-if-I-get-one-a-week healthy shakes. (This time of year is nuts.) I don’t fret over the fiber, but having those snacks on hand has been helpful. They’re too easy to grab, honestly. Lol.

    Congrats on the new book! I bought a copy… and too many other books from the Harlequin Love Inspired line. 😉

    As for goals, I’m doing NaNo this month, but I’m a NaNo Rebel, as I’m editing rather than first-drafting it. I’m working on an epic story about a 15-time World Champion boxer who wakes up with amnesia in an African mission hospital and the doctor who might know more than he’s telling. I’m about a fifth of the way through the edits right now, so I’m hopeful I can wrap up this round of edits by the end of the month.

  2. I did okay on October except for health. Did not walk enough, did not eat salads. Was in the car most of the time if that’s any excuse. Hard to eat a salad while driving. Don’t ask me how I know that.
    Satisfied with progress I made on Christmas novella and nonfiction book, but still a great deal of work to be done. The nonfiction book is hard because so much depends on other people. The novella is my own, I’ve got no excuse. I was supposed to be doing research for the novel I’m starting in January. That DID fall by the wayside, hope to pick up on it this month.
    Writing: Continue to promote my September release, “Westward Hope,” with Pelican/White Rose. I’m about to run out of family and friends.
    Promote my December Christmas novella, “The Logger’s Christmas Bride,” out Dec. 1 as part of Pelican’s Christmas Extravaganza.
    Finish this draft of my 2020 Christmas novella and let it sit till, well, 2020.
    Get back to research on the book I want to start in January. I have a lot done already, but I’m going for a “you are there” feel.
    Get back to walking.
    Don’t fall off diabetic wagon over holidays.
    Way more time in prayer.
    Prepare my heart for Advent, which will prepare my heart for Christ.
    This is a good exercise, thanks Jill.
    Kathy Bailey

    1. Celebrate the wins, Kathy! I’m adding more vegetables to my lunches. It’s helping a lot!
      Congrats on your upcoming deadlines–it’s good to have them. You’ll get it all done. I love the idea of preparing your heart for Advent. Too often, the season arrives and I’m frazzled. I’m taking this tip from you!

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