Quarter Goals

Third Quarter Goals (August Update)

So not only do I write I also work part-time. I actually like it, although I never saw myself working in retail again. I think this time I look at it differently and try to make each customer’s day a little brighter even when I can see they are in a bad mood.

I am so surprised to see so many come from where I grew up. Usually it’s one or two towns over. You just can’t mistake that New York accent! Still, as soon as I get home I feed the kids, grab a water and sit in that chair.

Therefore, with that being said, here go my goals for the third quarter.

Complete one fiction book a month. Fifty percent completed. Don’t know if I will finish before we head out for our trip. So many things keep popping up last minute and then there’s the “family gathering.”

Complete one non-fiction book a month. I was able to get two completed. I believe this was because I knew it was something I wouldn’t want to have looming when we returned home.

Read four books a month. I surprised myself with reading six books last month. True I was up to midnight most nights, but when you get a good book in your hands, it’s hard to stop.

Work on my Polish. Husband said to me that I should expect everyone speaking Polish when we go on our trip. We are going to Poland, right? What he meant is that we will be meeting lots of family, some he hasn’t seen since he was little. Aunts and uncles that are “old school” Polish.

Back to exercising. My husband and I went to the a Polish store in Palm Coast. I knew I was in trouble. Polish beer. Needless to say I have gain two pounds. Just need to move around more. Six hours in front of the computer does not help.

Even though I didn’t list it, quick look at my social media goal.

2611 Facebook Likes goal is 2500.

2242 Twitter followers goal is 2500.

187 YouTube subscribers goal is 200.

483 Instagram followers goal is 500.

Until next time…

 

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Third Quarter Goals

Summer is going to fly by. I know it. Not only do I have a scheduled trip to Europe, but husband came home and said that we need to go on a cruise. Even though I can write anywhere, I still need the internet for everything else. That’s just how things are nowadays.

The last two quarters I focused on my social presence. Although that is very important, I refuse to stress over it this quarter. My concern will be my writing. It’s the one thing I’ve wanted to do since I first got my hands on a Nancy Drew book.

So with that being said, here go my goals for the third quarter.

Complete one fiction book a month. This is where I struggle, but I will keep going until it is achieved. “When the going get tough, the tough get going.”

Complete one non-fiction book a month. I am interested in so many things, I don’t think I’ll have to struggle for a new title monthly.

Read four books a month. Two geared towards writing and two for my pleasure. Growing up I remember the RIF commercial and it always said, “Reading is fundamental.” It’s still true.

Work on my Polish. Husband says moving to Poland is not off the table. After being together seven years, I probably know ten words. I know when he tells me to hush. Not happening.

Back to exercising. When I left my position of 11 years, I had won the Biggest Loser contest we were having. I basically went from 185 to 152 lbs. After a year home, I went up to 182. Although I haven’t worked out like I once did, I’ve been able to get to 158. Now it’s time to tighten up and define.

Despite the fact my social media isn’t listed, I still would like an increase of 10%. Have to keep on growing.

Until next time…

 

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Second Quarter Goals (June Update)

I see people buying graduation decorations and then it finally hit me that it’s that time of year again. My youngest graduated two years ago, so keeping track of when school is out has escaped me. I will say though, this school year has gone by quickly. That translates to it’s almost time for our trip this year. I can’t wait!

Cooking for the Orishas, the tenth book in Mojo’s Wiccan Series, is now available for pre-order. With that now completed, I will begin my focus on this year’s Junowrimo.

SECOND QUARTER GOALS 2017

JUNE UPDATE

Junowrimo began four days ago. Although technically I about 2000 to 2500 a day, I thought I would give it a go since my overall goal is to write 5000 works a day.

With that being said, let’s hope my housekeeping skills don’t become too lax since it will be words done first. I know I already need a day to work in my yard.

Write 15000 words a week.
I’ve been working on a five day schedule, and writing 3000 works a day has been tough. I’ve had good days as well as bad, but I keep pushing on.

Complete one 25000 novella every six week.
With all that’s been going on, editing seems to slow it down. Not stopping though.

Complete one nonfiction a month
Completed.

3000 Facebook Likes
2495 at the moment.

2500 Twitter followers
At 2297. A close one.

200 YouTube subscribers
So close at 193.

500 Instagram followers
439 and climbing. Starting to get the hang of it.

Purge old clothes
Completed. Still going to buy t-shirts when they are 5/$10. I stand by the face that you can never, ever have too many clean t-shirts.

Purge old files
Completed. Old files gone. Yes! Backup done? Yes! Just in time too. One external hard drive bit the dust. I was ready!

Organize pictures.
Completed. My only problem is that I have a cousin that’s the photographer of the family. She’s always posting pictures and there are so many from years ago. That will next on my to do list.

Planning vacation
Itinerary completed. Care for the four legged kids arranged. My only problem right now is should we stay in the hotel we usually stay in or go to a Best Western in Rzeszow, Poland. His dad’s place is basically in the middle of the two.

Until my next post and next quarter goals…

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Second Quarter Goals (May Update)

I see people buying graduation decorations and then it finally hit me that it’s that time of year again. My youngest graduated two years ago, so keeping track of when school is out has escaped me. I will say though, this school year has gone by quickly. That translates to it’s almost time for our trip this year. I can’t wait!

Cooking for the Orishas, the tenth book in Mojo’s Wiccan Series, is now available for pre-order. With that now completed, I will begin my focus on this year’s Junowrimo

SECOND QUARTER GOALS 2017

SECOND QUARTER  GOALS (MAY UPDATE)

With my days seeming to blur, I have been working hard to keep up with the goals I have set for this quarter.

Write 15000 words a week.
I’m at roughly 2500 words a day. I’m hoping to one day get to 5000 a day. One day.

Complete one 25000 novella every six week.
This has been difficult. The only time I’ve been able to totally focus on one is when I have a day off and it’s a day my husband works. Lately it’s been one day a week instead of the three I got spoiled with. I am 50% through, but it should have been done two weeks ago. That’s what happens when life pops up.

Complete one nonfiction a month
This has always been an easy one. I have more to work on other writing once It’s complete.

3000 Facebook Likes
2487 right now. Still a month to go. I’ve got to push on this one.

2500 Twitter followers
Since I hit my goal of 1500, I decided to add 1000 more for the last two months. At 2264 right now. This is going to be a close one.

200 YouTube subscribers
190 at the present time. Slowly, but surely.

500 Instagram followers
439 and climbing. Starting to get the hang of it.

Purge old clothes
I was doing so well with this and then we had a sale on t-shirts. My weakness. Like I said, I love t-shirts! As I told my husband, I’m preparing for our trip.

Purge old files
I started this and what happened? Hard drive stopped working. Started to get hot. Neither my son or I was able to access it. Instant paperweight. Some things I was about to find since I didn’t finish deleted the duplicates, but some, gone forever. Next thing is to back up my music. Almost 70 gigs of music I would really hate to lose.

Organize pictures.
Divided them by children and grands. My husband just gave me some that were in in mom’s possession of when he was little growing up in Poland. He was so adorable. Scratch that, he still is!

Planning vacation
Itinerary completed. Now, who’s going to take care of our four cats and two dogs? I really think we should board them this time around. My children work many hours and doesn’t seem right to ask them. Besides, if Sammy has his way, he’d eat all day.

Until my next post…

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Second Quarter Goals 2017

 

I’ve been busy trying to get all the ideas that were in my head completed. Right now, I’m probably good until this time this year. I have many stories coming as well as a few more non fiction books.

With all of that, here goes my next quarter goals.

SECOND QUARTER GOALS 2017

SPRING QUARTERLY  GOALS

Drum roll please! I looked over my last quarter goals and though they were probably unrealistic, I still wanted to go gung ho. As Norman Vincent Peale said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” So even if I don’t make them, I will keep on pushing. So, here are my goals for the second quarter of 2017.

Write 15000 words a week.
Last quarter I was going for 10000 words a week. Going to bump it up another 5000. Yes, it’s bold, This is basically 1428 words a day. I’m going to round it up to 1500. I do work part time just so that I can keep moving around. I spent a year writing and gained 30 pounds after I had lost 35 before I left my old job. I have a set amount of hours to write a day, but when I’m not scheduled to go in, I add half of those hours to writing.

Complete one 25000 novella every six week.
I have several series that are just percolating in my brain going to my dump file. You will see them being publish regularly.

Complete one nonfiction a month
At the moment I have several in the outline stage. I will be adding more titles to each series.

3000 Facebook likes
This is something I really need. It’s a big goal, but I know I will hit it!

1500 Twitter followers.
I was able to hit my goal from last quarter. My final goal for the year is to double if from last year goal. Game on!

200 YouTube subscribers
This is the same as last quarter’s goal. My YouTube channel still has it’s training wheels. Learning as I go.

500 Instagram followers
This is the same as last quarter’s goal. This is another that still has it’s training wheels, but I’m getting it.

Purge old clothes
I really hate to toss away clothes. Even if I know more than likely I won’t wear it again. Taking a deep breath. Tough days are when they are when t-shirts on sale. I love t-shirts!

Purge old files
I basically work with a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. Welcome to the world of technology. I see the same file names everywhere.

Organize pictures.
With five children, two grandchildren along with cousins, their children etc. I have thousands of pictures. My father had eight siblings, while my mother has seven. Can we say big family? I have sort, before I scan.

Planning vacation
My husband hates when I say “plan.” But it is what it is. I am a planner. At least his days are approved. Time to get to the itinerary.

That’s it for now. Time to prepare for another day.

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