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Weekend Reading: Writing Goals and Progress Reports

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As a follow up to yesterday's post where I shared my first quarter check-in for my 2015 writing goals, for this week's "Weekend Reading" post I'd like to share some other examples, plus one blogger's free goal-tracking tool that might help you stay on track.


First Quarter Wrap-Up

By Jennette Marie Powell at

This post is simply another example of one writer's quarterly check-in. I'm including it here because I think it's important to realize that sometimes we reach our goals, sometimes we don't, and sometimes things are a bit hit-and-miss. By seeing other writers go through a similar process, my hope is that you won't let any disappointments from the first quarter get you down. Plus, if you haven't set goals yet, it's always good to see what kinds of goals other writers are setting. It might give you some direction or new ideas.

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2015 Creative Goals: First Quarter

By Jackie Lea Sommers at

Here's another quarterly check-in that might inspire you. Not only does Jackie have some great goals that you might find interesting, but she displays them in a creative way. Her goals aren't solely about writing. But then again, yours don't have to be either.

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2015 First Quarter Review


Not only does this individual share their goals and progress with you (in a downloadable spreadsheet), but they also give you their blank goal-setting and review spreadsheet so you can use it too. Plus, you'll find links there to a four-part series on annual goal planning -- a great place to start if you haven't done that yet.

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Do you have any favorite tools or resources that help you stay on top of your yearly writing goals? Tell us about them in the comments.

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