Autumn Check-In

Good time of day everyone. Welcome to my seasonal check-in where I tell you all how I did toward my goals, and you all can feel free to share your progress in the comments. If some of you would like to see where my goals are they are in the bottom right of the homepage of my blog. Without further ado, let’s just get started.

My first goal was to begin my first round of edits by the start of winter. This goal was so unbelievably flawed, that even if I had finished my first draft in time to start editing, I wouldn’t have been able to start until some time in late January. Suffice it to say that this was a failure, both in terms of me setting the goal and me completing the goal. As it currently stands, I have 3 chapters left to write. Possibly more if my editing goes the way I think it will.

My second goal was to publish one piece of writing here on the blog, a week. I’d say this was a moderate success. I had to take a week off for Thanksgiving and then a second week off when I got sick just before Christmas. Because I believe both of these to be acceptable circumstances under which to rest, I hereby declare this goal a success and, it shall carry on to season 2.

Goal number three was undisclosed initially, but in reality was an attempt to post writing on Fridays as well as Tuesdays. This was not possible and I severely, underestimated how much work it would take to write short stories and a novel at the same time. This goal is going back in the Disney vault for the foreseeable future, or until I find someone who feels like producing content with me.

Goal number four was to write 1,000 words a day, five days a week. I am honestly uncertain if I was able to meet this goal or not, so I’m just going to mark it a failure. To be fair to me though, I did it for at least a couple weeks and I definitely had days where I surpassed that goal. All things considered, I probably broke even, but I’m still counting this as a failure.

Both of my undisclosed marketing goals were failures. I did my best, but the people just weren’t there. I suppose all this means is that I’m going to have to redouble my efforts going into next season.

So, what are my goals going to be going into winter.

  1. By spring, editing will have started. Unlike last time, this feels very doable and I firmly believe I can hit the goal this time.

  2. Publish one piece of writing here, on my blog, per week.

  3. Start recruiting beta readers. It doesn’t have to be much, just start taking the first steps.

  4. Write 1,000 words a day (minimum) five days a week.

  5. Both undisclosed goals carry over.

Good luck everyone. I hope you all can meet your goals, just as I hope I can meet mine.