Hello! Happy July! (Get the picture? It’s a goal. Crafty, no?) Another quarter has come and gone, and it’s time to take a look at how I did. I’m also looking ahead and seeing what I plan to accomplish in the coming quarter. Last quarter was a bit rough. I ended up having a busier quarter than I had been expected with school, work, and my social life. With so much going on, I wasn’t as successful with last quarter as I had hoped. However, I did make some substantial progress, which I hope to surpass in the coming quarter.
With only a couple of weeks left in the quarter (where is the time going?!) I thought it’d be a good time to look at the goals I set in April and see what I’ve got left to do. The other week I wrote a post about some of the tactics I use to get back into writing when I’ve taken a leave of absence. One of the things I find helpful is doing a goal check-in. Reminding yourself of the goals you made back when the quarter seemed promising and bright is essential in making sure you achieve them. Here’s a link to my quarterly goals post if you’d like to take a look. I use the lovely Jenna Moreci’s goal-making method, using a slight variation. So, let’s see what I’ve got to do in the next three weeks to accomplish at least half of these goals.
The month of April has begun, Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and there are so many exciting writing things on the horizon! Between Camp NaNo and the end of the semester approaching, I am busy, busy, busy. I expect my blog posts will be a little shorter this month than usual, but never fear, I will be here each week with something new to share with you. Today, I want to share my writing goals for the second quarter of the year which lasts from April to June. The method I use for goal setting is one that I learned from the fabulous Jenna Moreci. A lot of writers across the web have adopted this method because it works so well! Basically, you make a list of 10-20 goals for the quarter, and the aim is to complete at least half. I create two separate lists, one for writing, and one for everything else. I have found that splitting up the lists works well for me because it ensures that I get both writing and personal goals accomplished. So, I separate them out and complete at least half of each list. This coming quarter’s goals are ambitious, but I am confident that I can get them done!