SIX MONTH CHECK IN WITH GOALS
Every December I'll set myself goals for the coming year, and every July I'll review and see how I'm doing for those goals. The goals are usually set on my Authortube channel (found here), but I like to review them here on the blog so that everyone can see them, and it's a way to hold myself accountable.
I also do monthly goals on a private blog, as well as the bi-monthly ones on my channel, but these are goals that will happen throughout the year and need time to bloom and grow. So without further ado, let's look at where I stand with my goals for 2022!
1. RELEASE CRAMPING CHRONICLES: THE SECOND PANG IN OCTOBER 2022
This is on the way to being completed with one slight addition. My dev editor has been doing school and so we pushed back the release to November instead, but otherwise we're about 50% of the way through the dev edits and should finish them in early August, from there it'll be line and proof and then it's set to be released in November. The cover reveal is due to happen ont he 21st July on my authortube channel, so if you wanna be the first to see it, make sure you subscribe to me there!
2. FINISH REVISING INVISIBLE AND SEND TO EDITOR IN NOVEMBER 2022
I've not finished revision, and it's looking like the editor date will either be December or it will be April 2023. This is down to dev editor and school work, but it's not a problem to do so, and I'm happy to have more time revising it and the like. It's been to sensitivity readers, and has gone through one stage of betas, and I'm in the midst of applying those changes now.
3. REVISE CRAMPING CHRONICLES: THE THIRD ACHE READY FOR PUB IN 2023
This hasn't even started yet but I wasn't expecting to do so because I wouldn't have a spot to revise it until November, and that is still the plan, but instead to have two revision projects until the next editing cycle starts. It's looking likely that this will be put off for publication to 2024 because of issues with time and the like with my dev editor.
4. READ 350 BOOKS
This isn't finished, but I'm over 200 books and had to increase it to 400, and I'm *still* over 20 books ahead of my goal, so I foresee this one happening easily, unless something drastic happens!
5. FINISH THE LYING TRUTH & KEEP YOUR LIES
This is done! I finished both of these in April and I was really happy with how they turned out. I'm looking forward to diving into revision with both at some point in the future.
6. START & FINISH AS THE CLIFF CRUMBLES & KEEP YOUR PROMISES
I've half started this one in that I've started writing both projects in May and am on target to finish them in November, though I have no idea what I'll be writing next!
7. START BOOKS 41 & 42
Not started, and not sure what these two will be, but that's something I'll be thinking about in October time ready for a start in November!
8. KEEP UP WITH WRITING LOG
I've done this wth every writing session so I'm happy to check this one off as continually completed!
9. KEEP UP WITH AUTHORTUBE CHANNEL
I've also kept up with this, posting every Thursday and keeping on top of filming in advance. I even managed to treat myself to a ring light and new webcam so the quality is even better!
10. TAKE ONE DAY OFF COMPLETELY EACH MONTH
I've had at least one day off every month, most months I have two, but with February being a short month, it takes a bit to eek out that one day off!
11. KEEP UP WITH MONDAY AND FRIDAY POSTS ON BLOG
I've not missed a week all year and I'm fully booked for Friday posts until October, so I can't see this one not being done. I've also been writing my blog posts at the end of every month, and again, haven't missed a day so that's a good thing!
12. DO 12 SPREADS IN PLANNER
I do love doing my spreads. I put on a playlist, slip in my airpods and activate the noise cancelling and just have a lot of fun doing it. I have done seven spreads this year, and I'm happy with that!
13. DO #JOWRIMOGO EVERY MONTH
So far this has been an easy one to complete, to the point where I might not set this goal for 2023 because it's so naturally part of my routine now that it's not hard to stretch to reach it. We'll see how I feel in December!
14. DO COLLABS W/ 3 AUTHORTUBERS ON CHANNEL
This hasn't been done, and to be honest, I don't know if it will be done. 2022 has been hard for me energy and health wise, so I'm not sure I'm going to have a chance to do any collabs this year, either on my channel or off them. We'll see how things go.
15. DO ONE LIVESTREAM ON CHANNEL
This also hasn't been done. Slow internet, lack of a good sleep schedule, all of it sounds like excuses, but just have made it harder for me to get this one pinned down. It might happen, it might not. We'll see what the rest of the year brings us!
So there we go, I think I'm doing pretty well so far for the year, but there will be some hurdles to get over to get the remaining things done. How are you doing on your yearly goals?
Any questions? Lemme know in the comments!
Monday, 11 July 2022
Six Month Check In With Goals
SIX MONTH CHECK IN WITH GOALS