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What are Your October 2018 Goals?

October already? I feel like I blinked and missed September! And you know what that means–blink twice and Christmas will be here. We’ll have to make the most of the days we have between now and 2019!

How did your September go? Mine rocked. Buckle up!

{Please share your progress and new goals in the comments!}

Jill’s September 2018 Goals:

  • Revise the novella (February 2019 release).
  • Plot a Christmas novella.
  • Create a production plan for the remaining months in 2018. (If you’re new to production plans, check out my post “Creating a Production Plan.”)
  • Take notes on four more sessions of the online writing course I’m taking.
  • Health: Workout DVDs at 8am Monday-Thursday, log calories every day and stay within calorie range.

How Did I Do?

  • Revise the novella? Check! Line-editing and polishing, here I come.
  • Plot a Christmas novella. Check!
  • Create a production plan for rest of 2018. Double Check! I not only created a production plan, I created an entirely new approach to my schedule, and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
  • Take notes on four more sessions of the online writing course: Check! I’m enjoying the class so much, I ended up studying eight sessions. Score!
  • Health: Check! It’s about time…I think it’s been four months since I met this particular goal. Feels good to have a win!

Jill’s October 2018 Goals:

  • Start writing Christmas novella
  • Line-edit and polish February novella
  • Final edits, His Wyoming Baby Blessing, Wyoming Cowboys Book 4
  • Put Sugarplums and Second Chances up for preorder (previously released novella)
  • Submit two freelance projects
  • Health: Work out M-F at 8am to exercise DVDs, log calories, stay within range.

I have a lot of nitty-gritty work this month. I’m looking forward to it!

What about you? What are you working on? Share in the comments!

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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,

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Look at you! Jill, I love seeing all those checks and double-checks! Congrats, girl. I knew you were awesome, and you just proved it once again.

    September’s goals:
    Read eight more books. CHECK Total of 17 books (I can’t recall how many I had already read when I said “eight MORE”).
    NaNo prep (this will carry over into October). CHECK I have a lot more prep to do, but I knew this was a two-month goal, so I think I’m in a good spot.

    October’s goals:
    Writing –
    Finish editing the chapters I have already completed.
    Brainstorm the finale.
    Start creating a proposal.
    Reading –
    At least five books.

  2. My goals for October are to continue marketing “Licky the Lizard”, write at least 3 blog posts for my blog, write 2 guest post blogs and continue writing my current WIP( 2 stories). Thank you for all the encouragment! 🙂

  3. You’re doing so great on your goals – good for you!!!
    ** My goals: finish and edit and format an indie novella (for release early 2019)
    ** Plot a new project and send it to my agent
    ** Finish any last-last minute edits on a project the agent and I are sending out (and cross all my fingers and toes that it gets picked up!)

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