Weekend Reading: Writing Goals and Progress Reports

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 JenPowell.com

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.

Read the post.

2015 Creative Goals: First Quarter

By Jackie Lea Sommers at JackieLeaSommers.com

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.

Read the post.

2015 First Quarter Review

At ChargingTheLines.com

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.

Read the post.

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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Jennifer Mattern is a professional blogger, freelance business writer, consultant, and indie author. She runs numerous websites & blogs including All Freelance Writing, Freelance Writing Pros, NakedPR, and Kiss My Biz.

Jenn has 25 years' experience as a professional writer and editor and over 20 years' experience in marketing and PR (working heavily in digital PR, online marketing, social media, SEO, new media, and thought leadership publication). She also has 19 years' professional blogging and web publishing experience (including web development) and around 18 years of experience as an indie author / publisher.

Jenn also writes fiction under multiple pen names and is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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