I haven't done a monthly goal post for a while now. I just checked—the last post that concerned a goal that wasn't "pack up my belongings and move to the other end of the East Coast" was October 2014. There were two goals set that month:
1) Finish Part Two of my then-current (and hell, still-current) WIP, Second Nature.
2) Walk, run, or bike at least 88 miles.
I never blogged about whether I had accomplished these goals. I know for a fact that I didn't make the first one, as I didn't finish Part Two until March of this year. I checked my mileage log (Yes, I have a mileage log. Yes, I know it's weird.) and saw that I only logged 50 miles last October, with a note written in the margin that that was the month I was dealing with my horrendous back injury. So given that, I think 50 miles was pretty damn good.
But anyway, as part of my goal to get back into the swing of things, I am bringing back my monthly goal setting, and I am posting them on this blog to help hold me accountable.
And now, without any further ado, here are my goals for the month of July:
1. Win Camp NaNoWriMo and, by doing so, complete this never-ending draft of Second Nature.
I'm so excited for Camp to start this Wednesday. And scared. But excited. And scared. But, you know, excited. Really. It's going to be great. Or, potentially a disaster, but it's going to be great. Have I mentioned that I'm excited? (And scared?) I really want to finish this book this July.
2. Attempt to make some progress on my Goodreads Reading Challenge.
Back in January, I set a goal to read 60 books this year. In general, it's not too difficult for me to achieve this...She says as she admits that last year, she only finished 56 books. And so far this year, I've only managed 19 books. According to Goodreads, I am ten books behind schedule. Could be worse, I suppose, but I'd like to make up some ground on that this month. This could be a crazy goal to set, given that I'm also attempting to write 50,000 words this month, but it's not like I have a day job. (And it's not like I'm still bitter about that, either.)
3. Log some serious mileage.
I'm also way behind on my 2015 mileage goal. In January, I set out to log 800 miles (via walking, running, biking, etc.). I have 730 miles to go. So way, way behind. Last July I managed 125 miles, so I'll shoot to meet that number this July. Again, it's possible I'm setting myself up for much failure come August, but go big or go home, right?
Just think of it this way: If I keep crazy busy, I won't have time to dwell on how much I don't enjoy living on the surface of the sun. (Yes, I know the surface of the sun is much hotter than Florida, and that if I truly did live on the surface of the sun, I would have been incinerated or whatever long before now, but C'MON! Just give me this one, okay?)
And on that note, I'm outta here. Gotta rest up while I still can...July's going to be rather busy. (I hope.)
Have you set any goals this month? This week? Maybe just today?