Monday, July 30, 2012

July #writemotivation Goals Wrapup and August Goals

With the month coming to a close, I'm looking back to see how I did at meeting my goals for the past month and looking forward to set goals for August.

July Goals

1) Keep all my writing routines -- Daily Writing Chain, blogging schedule, etc. - Done, assuming I get all of my words in for today and tomorrow.

2) Write at least one new story. - Done. In fact, I wrote a total of seven new stories. They're all short, but it's been my most productive month in terms of number of new stories completed in a long time.

3) Submit at least four stories for the first time. - Done. I thought I might exceed this by a bit, but I'm pleased to have met it.

4) Write 7,500 words of new fiction. - Done.

5) On 7/31, have two non-time-sensitive blog posts written and ready for future use on a day when I'm not able to post something "new." - This one didn't happen. I have one pending blog post, but it's somewhat time-specific, so I'll be using it soon.

6) Launch at least one new eBook. - As previously discussed, this didn't end up happening.

Moving on to August...

August Goals

1) Keep all my writing routines -- Daily Writing Chain, blogging schedule, etc.

2) Write at least one new story.

3) Submit at least three stories for the first time.

4) Write 10,000 words of new fiction. - I'm increasing the goal after multiple months of meeting 7,500 words without much difficulty. I want to push myself a bit more for the rest of the year in terms of getting a slightly higher total word count done. I won't end up anywhere near what I had originally conceived of as my word count goal for the year (250,000) but increasing my monthly target will feel like a step in the right direction.

5) On 8/31, have two non-time-sensitive blog posts written and ready for future use on a day when I'm not able to post something "new."
6) Get a revised version of my novelette out to beta readers. - I made some progress on this earlier in the month but then set it aside again. A couple of solid writing sessions and I should be able to get this ready for other people to look at it again.

7) Launch at least one new eBook.

8 comments:

  1. Pretty awesome job with those goals! Way to go! And your August goals look great, too - you're really pushing yourself to grow.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the support.

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  2. Awesome, Michael! Definitely inspirational in your goal work. Way to go. :D Pushing your goal words is a good idea. If you add a little each month, you'll be rocking out the words before too long. :D

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  3. Wow. I'm speechless. Fantastic job. :)

    I like this #writemotivation goals idea. Think I may set up my own for August.

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  4. Thank you Andrew, VikLit and Jodi!

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  5. Great work, but holy crap! I am 1) jealous and 2) just realized I didn't write up Augusts goals though many are carry overs.

    Thanks for the inspiration and the reminders - looking forward to August

    *~MAJK~*

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    1. Thanks, MAJK!

      For what it's worth, #writemotivation itself only does goalchecks every other month. But I've been writing up my own personal monthly goals every month.

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