Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 Goals

Daily goals –
1-                           write for an hour a day, this could be working on my book, writing articles, short stories or poetry, or writing extra blogs (my assigned posts don’t count) – one point per day
2-                           market my book or other current project for one hour a day, this could include researching markets for my articles, devotions, or other writing to various markets, as well as keeping my nose to the grindstone of getting my book sold – one point per day
3-                           comment on one other blog – one point per day

Weekly goals –
1-     post to Dino Chronicles three times a week – three points per week
2-     post to Writing What I Can When I Can twice a week – two points per week
3-     work on my social networks, by adding to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads and Pinterest each once a week – five points per week

Monthly goals-
1-     Do research on my novel – five points per month
2-     Submit something somewhere – five points per month

Year-end goal-
          Finish my novel – 1000 points!

Wednesday I will write about what I have been up to so far in the week. On Sundays, however, because I need to see numbers to see progress, I will post my actual points. The number of points to reach my goal in any given week is 30 (don’t bother to figure out my math, I give myself all kinds of lee=way and like to end up with even numbers). Maximum points in a week could be 41 (or I suppose 1041), and I’m not keeping track of totals at the end of the month. As it is I have spent way too much time thinking about this already.

Try not to make yourself crazy figuring out my system. I have already made myself crazy enough for all of us. 


  1. I don't know if you have a smart phone, but I use an app called Goal Master. It lets me assign points to different goals and such.

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Emily Jean, but I am not smart enough for a smart phone. I can't even figure out an excel spreadsheet, but I am glad I'm not the only one who keeps track of everything.