I know we’re a couple of days away from July, but I’m going to get some goals down today. They’re my goals, so as far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing to say I can’t start on them today.
I need goals because at the moment I’m doing nothing at all towards writing. I have just had a long weekend away, but then I was also back yesterday and did nothing. Goals work for me. Especially when they’re written goals that I can refer back to and cross off etc. More importantly if I have to do a right up at the end of the month I’m more likely to stick to them. And I will do a write-up at the end of the month.
So, my goals for July are:
- Write 250 words a day – 5 days a week
- Post 5 blogs a week
- Finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Read another 2 novels (I’m likely to get some for my birthday next week so can’t specify which 2 now)
- Spend 2 hours a week on my writing course
I know I could do more, but considering my performance over the last few months I think I’ll stick to something very achievable. I’ve also done it so it’s ‘x per week’ rather than ‘x overall’ so I don’t write my whole week’s allowance on one day – so I don’t cheat really. It also means I can start today without that taking away from the amount I have to do next month.
I can’t decide when a week starts and finishes. Should be a Sunday finish, but if I have a Saturday finish that takes me exactly to the end of July. I think that works.
Right better go off and start writing! I didn’t take part in Fiction Friday last week (I’ll blame going away, but I think the hangover had more to do with it) so I’ll give that a shot today.