June Goals

As you may have gleaned from the title of today’s post, I’m talking about goals.

First up is a recap of last month’s goals…

—Finish the first draft of Full Circle

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah. I totally did this. Except…no, I didn’t.

Because of course I didn’t.

I wrote some words, deleted a hell of a lot more, but ultimately added just over 2,000 words to the manuscript.

But it still isn’t done.

Because of course it isn’t.

—Figure out May’s marketing attempt and, you know, do it

If you stretch the definition of both ‘marketing’ and ‘attempt’, then I totally did this.

Otherwise…not so much.

—Walk at least three miles a day

This, I did. I logged a total of 111 miles in the month of May, for an average of 3.6 miles per day.

Thanks, puppies!

Now let’s talk about June’s goals.

—Finish the first draft of Full Circle

—Attempt to do some sort of marketing something

—Make a plan for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo session

—Walk at least three miles every day

What are your plans/goals for June?

18 Commentsto June Goals

  1. Ah, I feel your pain and totally sympathize. Sometimes, the whole finishing-the-writing thing makes me want to scream and tear my hair out. Good job on the walking!

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      Thank goodness for the walking goal. It’s nice to have one I know I can actually accomplish. 🙂

  2. Kate says:

    Sometimes finishing is the hardest part… Keep going and eventually you will get there!

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      I feel like finishing is always the hardest part for me, but that may just be because I’m currently trying and failing to do it. 🙂

  3. J E Oneil says:

    My goals for this month are quite similar, in that it’s something I keep telling myself I’m going to do this month, and yet historically it keeps not happening. It’ll get done one of these months.

  4. Nothing like walking dogs to get you some steps.
    You can finish that draft!

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      The dogs have made getting my steps in super easy.

      Not sure I can finish that draft, though.

  5. That jerk you know says:

    What was the ‘marketing attempt’? Not running away when someone that already knew about your book asked you about it?

  6. Liz A. says:

    Perhaps rather than setting the goal as “finishing” the draft, make the goal “continuing” the draft and making progress. Because progress is good. And the draft will be finished as long as you continue to make progress. Good luck.

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      I dunno…that sounds like something a healthy, well-adjusted person might do. 🙂

      My problem there is that no matter what I call the goal, the goal itself will still be to finish the draft. I’m not sure I’ll get unstuck from that point. Progress is good—and at this point, I would gladly take ANY actual progress—but I can’t imagine I’ll be happy until I get to the end.

  7. My plans for June: 1) put together and release a second edition of my author newsletter; 2) finish revising a short story for my upcoming short story collection; 3) launch the cover to above short story collection. I can’t say that I’ll make all those goals by the end of the month though.

  8. I’m wondering if I should do CampNaNo in July… I did an April stint once before. I dunno. My time is so tight. Impossibly so.
    I’ll have to think about it…
    Sounds like you’ve been busy. Good for you.
    …and I see the romance novel up for sale in your side bar. Congrats!

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      I like the Camp sessions because the goals are flexible. If I end up doing Camp this July, I can’t imagine I’ll have a very ambitious goal set. I aim to write 31 words! In total!

      And thank you…that’s actually my marketing attempt that only counts as marketing if you stretch the definition of both ‘marketing’ and ‘attempt’, but don’t tell anyone… 🙂

  9. If it makes you feel better about writing, I have barely done any writing lately. My heart hasn’t been in it and having hubby’s job in jeopardy and him having to job hunt did not help. I really hope now that he’s been hired to a new place, my muse will come out and talk to me again.

    • M.J. Fifield says:

      You’ve had so much going on lately. It’s no wonder your muse/writing has needed to take a backseat. Hope things settle down & your muse comes back out to play!

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