17 July, 2012

July | Goals

Hello, hello, dear readers and a happy Tuesday to you all! It's amazing that life can get so backed up that I'm only just now implementing one of the new blogging plans that I detailed last month. It's also a bit late for a "things I will do in July" post but let's do it, anyway.

First, though, a quick look back at June. Not much of anything but work abounded but I did have time for homemade tortillas, quick runs to favorite hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, and enjoying the rare thunderstorms that knocked out the Internet a couple times.


Now for July's goals. I want to make this a monthly (and more towards the 1st) occurrence. It's easy to say you'll do something but a lot harder to actually make it work. With a little public accountability at my back, I'll be loathe to miss things.  And maybe you'll find some ideas for yourself, as well!

Personal

- Workout 3 times a week
- Take a walk once a day
- Write at least 1 letter
- Catch up with 2 out-of-state friends
- Start reading a new fantasy series
- Work on/accomplish an organization project for the house
- Look for (& maybe purchase) non-disposable alternative to paper towels
- Edit July family photos
- Choose somewhere fun for a family day trip

Business

- Submit 2-3 short stories for publication
- Begin editing current NIP (novel in progress)
- Establish a market plan for freelance business
- Write a concise, meaningful “mission statement”
- Launch business website
- Brainstorm venues to find new clients
- Organize business folders for this year
- Get more involved with freelance business writers group
-Complete all outstanding deadlines

This month is a little crazy in terms of deadlines, since three different clients need big projects returned by the end of the month. But I hope I can still keep up with everything else I want to do.


What about you? What are your plans for July? 

 

8 comments:

  1. Nice goals! My only plans for July are editing my NaNovel. :)

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    1. And that's big enough, all on its own! :)

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  2. Best of luck on your goals! I'm starting this on my blog, too, because accountability totally helps!

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    1. It does. Plus, there's something enjoyable in seeing others advance in things they really want to accomplish.

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  3. Great goals, Jessica!
    I love the goal-setting idea. It gives focus, direction and accountability...
    I need to think about a plan... a realistic and manageable one.

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    1. That was my problem in the past: setting too many goals that I couldn't possibly accomplish in one month. It turns out just to be demoralizing. Better to stick with a short list and get enjoyment from finishing it. :)

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  4. Good luck reaching your goals! I want to have my manuscript ready to submit by the end of the summer.

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    1. Good luck to you! I know how hard it is to get manuscript ready on time.

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