January 2018 goals! Welcome to another year. Sure, 2018 is already ten days in, but it’s still pretty fresh. I’ve been using my new planner for over a week, and I love it. I decided to try the Day Designer this year. It really works with the way my brain is wired.
Here’s a peek at the monthly and weekly layouts.
It has a pretty cover, too!
I also use Microsoft OneNote to keep track of social media stats (important for author platform) and setting monthly goals. I thought I’d share my goals with you on the first Wednesday of each month, and feel free to share yours in the comments.
Jill’s January 2018 Goals:
- Finish revising and polishing third book in Wyoming Cowboys series. Submit as soon as finished.
- After manuscript is turned in, dedicate time each weekday on side project.
- After manuscript is turned in, continue writing work-in-progress novel.
- Continue health plan (exercise for 30 minutes 4-5 days per week, log calories in MyFitnessPal and stay within calorie range).
After I set my monthly goal, I take time to figure out how I can actually accomplish it.
Last Sunday I looked ahead and decided how I would finish revising and polishing book 3 in Wyoming Cowboys to turn it in on Friday, January 12.
This coming Sunday, I will figure out what time block to dedicate to my side project (it will be roughly one hour per day) and how many words I can write on the work-in-progress novel.
My daily word count goals depend on several factors. What other obligations do I have that week? Do I have any other deadlines or editor requests that take priority?
As far as my health goals, every day I log my calories, so no planning is needed there. However, I decide in advance what my exercise plan will be for the week and when I will do it. For instance, Tuesday and Thursday I have a Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD planned for 8:30 am. Wednesday and Friday I have a yoga DVD planned for 9 am. It works for me.
I also plan coffee or breakfast dates with local friends in between my busiest times. Face time with people I care about is vital to my well-being.
Okay, I’ve shared my goals. What do YOU want to accomplish in January?
Thanks so much for stopping by!