Some Authorly Thoughts

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This year has seemed like it flew by. And yet, not… I’m not sure if there’s a word for that feeling. But it’s crazy we’re already this close to the end of the year, but at times it seemed to also drag by. Regardless, here we are. And I have some thoughts on my progress.

I had a lot of ambitious goals for this year. I wanted to really implement things I learned last year, since I spent a lot of time researching and reading and taking courses. And I think I’ve done pretty okay at it. I’m still a little nervous when it comes to ads and other forms of marketing, but I’m getting out of my shell.

I have written more words than I can ever remember writing in a short amount of time. And I love how much better that makes me feel about my work. My progress on projects climbs much faster and I’m able to get more done in a shorter amount of time. This gives me hope for the future when I can do even more.

I’ve become really good at managing my time and assigning tasks to specific times to get more done. A trick I’ve discovered is to be really detailed with my task lists. It’s not enough to just put ‘business tasks’ in my planner. I need to know which specific business tasks I want to get done each week and which day I’ll make the time to do them. Week after week, I’ve checked all the boxes when I plan this way.

And so, I think that’s the point of this rambling. When setting goals, you need to be as granular as possible about the steps. It’s not enough to say, “I’ll publish a book this year.” You need to have the steps and plan to make it happen. Actionable goals for the win.