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Hello Lovelies, welcome back to the blog.
If you remember from the 2020 Q2 Goals Recap Post, I pretty much crushed my goals, completing 136/187 tasks on my list for a completion rate of 72%.
These were all very small, actionable tasks. All tasks which I could complete in small amounts of time, and to which there was a clear pass/fail. In other words, they were Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based.
Coming off of that crazy productive quarter, it’s time again to set some new goals.
Here we are back at the Kanban-style Trello Board.
You might notice that some things have changed. Well, as I like to experiment with hacking my own productivity, I also like to change anything that isn’t working. Some of the goals on the board from last quarter were personal goals not related to writing. Now they have their own board, and my writing-specific goals are separated into new categories.
I continue my work on rewriting and editing #ODUM. Part of this goal carried over into this quarter from the last.
This is a new category for everything relating to the business side of writing. I have begun querying for a literary agent. As such, I also need to talk to a lawyer about several things, and possibly find an accountant. You don’t really think about it like this, but as an author, YOU are the brand of your own company, and your name is what carries your brand. As much as I just want to write, I also need to have the business side of Author Zoe Jane Carmina in place and ready to go if I do get an offer of representation.
This is everything I am doing to market myself as an Author and to further my brand. This includes weekly blog posts, creating freebies and email opt-ins, scheduling posts, and working on email marketing in general.
Travel, Training, Meetings
I am part of a group of local writers, but due to their previous schedule, I could not attend meetings regularly (if at all). While COVID-19 is still prevalent, they have suspended meetings, but I really want to try to make it to some of them this quarter once they start back up. I’d also like to host some write-ins, either in-person with friends, or online.
I talked about my mental health experiment last quarter, and the changes I wanted to make. While I did feel more mentally stable, I also knew that to feel even better, I should be making mental health my priority at least twice a week.
I also wanted to add a physical health goal in there. As writers, we’ve all been told that sitting at a desk for long periods is actually terrible for you. As you can see, I don’t know what that will be yet, but I wanted to have it on the board to remind me to figure out an activity and a schedule.
Have you set goals for Q3 yet? What are they? Let us all know in the comments below, and we can keep each other accountable!