Hey Everyone! It’s that time again. Time to reflect on the last quarter and confess my accomplishments and failures. Lets jump right into it.
Write 1 blog post per week. (Complete. Including Feb. catch up)
Read at least 1 book! (Fail. Started HP but didn’t finish it)
Polish the outline for The Last Queen of Terrivea. (Complete)
Continue the rewrite. (Complete)
Research marketing techniques. (Complete)
Improve marketing, especially on social media. (Mostly Complete)
Engage with target audience and writers on social media. (Mostly Complete)
Create a solid foundation for an author platform. (Complete)
See a OB-GYN about PCOS. (Inquired haven’t heard back. Fail)
Make some artwork. (Complete)
Get some work via casual list. (Complete. Got a half time position)
Nail characterization for LQoT. (Fail)
Create solid world building for LQoT. (No quite there yet)
Write some poetry. (Fail)
Create a list of blog post ideas and pre-write them. (Made a list and slowly adding to it. Complete.)
I have completed 10 out of the 15 goals! I have achieved the goal of completing at least ten goals this quarter. For the Spring Quarter I will be setting it up pretty much the same way. The last few weeks of February have been busy and so I am catching up on blog posts today. So expect 3 posts (2 of which are this one and then the Spring Quarterly Goals).
I have completed the exposition and first chapter of The Last Queen of Terrivea! I’ve also made some maps for world-building. I took a break over the holidays to focus on family. I’ve also started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I have a couple of posts to catch up on and I hope to finish them and post them today.
As for my life. I have started working in a new position! I’m extremely happy and relieved to have this position. I should be working until the end of June and then summer break starts. In July my brother will be getting married as well. It would seem things are looking up again. Hopefully 2018 is better than 2017!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2018 going forward!
So I am working on the rewrite for The Last Queen of Terrivea and so far it’s going well! The exposition is nearly done and I am pretty happy with the quality of writing I’m putting out in each session.
Lately I’ve been juggling marketing, world-building, characterization, and the rewrite. Marketing is doing well, especially on instagram. World-building is a slow process, but I’ve been brainstorming some good ideas. Characterization is getting there, probably not as fast as I want it to, but it’s getting there.
On a different note; I have applied for a couple of job positions, so hopefully I will have a regular day job again (fingers crossed). Most likely won’t start work until after Christmas holidays, which is fine. It leaves me more to time to work on LQoT.
It’s been an insane year and I am excited to move into 2018. I wish everyone the best during the holidays!
Polish the outline for The Last Queen of Terrivea.
Continue the rewrite.
Research marketing techniques.
Improve marketing, especially on social media.
Engage with target audience and writers on social media.
Create a solid foundation for an author platform.
See a OB-GYN about PCOS.
Make some artwork.
Get some work via casual list. (At least 2-3 times a week.)
Nail characterization for LQoT.
Create solid world building for LQoT.
Write some poetry.
Create a list of blog post ideas and pre-write them.
For this quarter (and hopefully going into the future) I want to complete ten of the fifteen goals. Also, as you can see, I have reduced my blog post count per week. This way I can hopefully stay consistent and on track. This all is a part of improving my marketing so I can grow a genuine fan base for my author platform.
I just barely completed half of the goals this quarter, again. Some of the fails were not just on me, but were also a little out of my control as well. The budget goals and credit card goals could not be completed do to my position being cut. The provincial budget cuts resulted in a lot of people in my profession losing their jobs. I am going on the casual list and will hopefully get some work this month (fingers crossed).
Also, as a result of going for the doctor visit, finally, I went through some tests and have now been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My Winter Quarterly Goals will be including some goals revolving around dealing with PCOS.
I will also be explaining what my plans are for blog posts coming up this quarter. Some of the failed goals will be transferred over to the winter quarters, other will not. I am hoping to post the winter goals either today or tomorrow.
When I created the autumn goals I planned on making the top ten goals priority goals and bottom five bonus goals. I am scrapping that idea going forward. It makes it too complicated and I have a hard time deciding what has more priority when it comes to all these goals. They all need equal attention, however I do plan on making a small change compared to earlier quarters.
Hey everyone, as you can tell my 2 blogs a week goal isn’t going so well, so I’m going to be playing catch up. My blog post “Create Chapters, They Said. It’ll Be Fun. They Said” and this post will count for the 2 posts for the first week of October. Additionally I will be trying my hardest to write 5 more to make up for the month of September.
Between the 7th and 14th of October I will be making a post a day to catch up for September and stay updated on the October posts. After the 14th (if I don’t miss a day) hopefully I will be returning to my 2 posts per week.
Moving onto the update. I am close to finishing my outline. It will hopefully only take a few days of concentrated work to finish it. With my work schedule I am hoping by the end of October I will have the outline done and I can start the actually writing.
As for my goals. I have a doctors appointment made so there will be one things crossed off my list soon.
Forgive any grammatical errors or typos. I’ve been doing today’s posts on my phone.
Hey everyone, so this quarter is going to be a bit different. I’ve decided to try something knew when it comes to my list of goals. I’m going to make a list of 10 main goals I want to achieve 100%. Then I will also have a bonus list of 5 side goals that won’t be a main focus, but can still get done.
Get a check up!
Write 2 blogs a week.
Make a budget.
Follow the budget.
Finish in-depth LQoT outline.
Improve marketing. (ask for help if need be)
Do at least 1 productive thing a day.
Allow time for fun.
Above all else, self-care.
Keep making art.
Pay off my credit.
Read at least 2 books.
Try to make bed everyday.
Enjoy the holidays.
This time around I have added in more general life goals that I want to carry through not only this quarter but for life. Number 5 on my bonus list is not an easy goal, no matter how it seems. Since losing my sister in April my family and I are going through a lot of first’s without her. This will be our first Thanksgiving without her.