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Sharing May 2018 Goals!

What are Your May 2018 Goals?

Every month I share my new goals and let you know on how I did with my previous month’s goals. Here’s my update!

Jill’s April 2018 Goals:

  • Revise, polish and submit the proposal due later this month.
  • Prep and speak at Researching the Romance symposium sponsored by BGSU’s Browne Pop Culture Library.
  • Type background materials for a side project.
  • Continue preparing for June release by sending advance reader copies to street team.
  • Draft a short story that’s been running around in my head.
  • Health: Exercise 4-5 days/week and stay in calorie range most days by tracking food via MyFitnessPal.

How did I do?

  • I revised, polished and submitted the proposal. Check!
  • Prepped and spoke at Researching the Romance. Check!
  • Typed background materials. Check!
  • Sent advance reader copies out. Check!
  • Draft the short story. Not even close. NO check!
  • Health. I had some serious stress last month. While I stayed steady with exercising, I didn’t log my calories for over a week. No check!

Jill’s May 2018 Goals:

  • Finish drafting the fourth Wyoming Cowboys book.
  • Finalize all promo for Reunited with the Bull Rider. This means writing guest posts, creating graphics, contacting media, etc…
  • Begin plotting new series.
  • Health: Exercise 4-5 days/week AND stay at low end of calorie range to lose a few pounds.


How did YOU do?

Leave a comment! I love reading your goals. You inspire me!

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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, congratulations on reaching so many of your goals last month! I know you can do just as well (or better) this month.

    My April Goals:
    1. Reading – 1 review book, 3 Kindle books, 3 physical books
    I got 2 review books in, so I’m okay not quite reaching my Kindle goal (I got 2 of those), but I did also get my physical copy goal met.
    2. Writing – 30 hours on Bible study (for Camp NaNoWriMo), 1-2 short stories
    I got 30 hours of writing time in, but it ended up being for three projects: Bible study, baby-swap story, boxing-amnesia story; and I got one short story done (which is currently up on my website)
    3. Spiritual – Fit in Bible study workbook 3-4 days a week. Finish reading the Psalms.
    I fit in the Bible study book a couple of times per week, the first three weeks of the month, so that was mostly a success. As for finishing Psalms, I decided to take a slower pace with it. Still a success in my book, because I was in the Word nearly every day.
    4. Fitness – 2 5-min. stepper sessions per week; 1 10-min. walk per week.
    Check on both counts.

    Amid all that, I also completed a copyediting job that came up.

    My May Goals:
    1. Reading – 8 books
    2. Writing – flesh out new horse movie idea; 100 pages of work on boxing-amnesia story; 1 short story
    3. Fitness – 3 5-min. stepper sessions per week

    Happy May, y’all!

    1. Oooh, Andrea, good job! You had a busy April and met impressive goals! It sounds like your knee is doing a little better, too, and you’re able to get those workouts in. Yay! Your May goals are fantastic! Keep up the good work. 🙂

      1. Thanks, Jill! I’m praising God for my knee getting better. It feels more like a knee again, which I’m so grateful for. Thanks for your encouragement!

  2. I’m not even going to try. May is shot. Allergies and temp job (I work to support my writing, ha ha). BUT I’m looking ahead to June and what I want to accomp. in June:
    — finish sequel to my debut novel so it will be ready when debut novel debuts
    — Mine the judges’ critiques from Genesis, the last Genesis I will ever enter as an unpublished writer
    — Get some blog posts done for when I’m published.
    — Eat salads three times a week. (It was a brutal winter, don’t say the words “comfort food” in front of me.)
    — Expand my daily walk to two blocks three times a week and one block three times a week (I’ve been only doing one)
    — Swim when it’s warm enough.
    — Catch up on my daily Bible readings.
    — Study for Bible study and adult Sunday School IN ADVANCE instead of just showing up.
    Somebody call me on these at the end of June and see if I could make them work…
    Kathy Bailey
    Trying again in New Hampshire

    1. You have great goals, Kathy!! And don’t sweat the rough month. I’m woefully behind on my writing goals, and I just keep plugging away. I’m cheering for you!!

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