I know yesterday was Halloween, but I’ll be honest, it’s not really my thing. The only thing I appreciate besides half-off candy is that Halloween means NaNoWriMo starts today!

November Goals

This year, more than any before, will be a test of what giving my all looks like. A few birthdays, a weird work schedule, holidays and a wedding will all happen in the next 30 days. Oh, plus the normal 40-hours of work and regular day-to-day life.

This month truly will be a crazy month.

That being said, it’s time for goals and I’m excited to tackle everything and go 110% between now and the end of the year.

October Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • lose 7 pounds
  • Go to the gym 12x in the month
  • Close your exercise rings every day
  • Log in My Fitness Pal every day
  • Complete Defensive Driving
  • Go to College Station for my brother’s swim meet
  • Celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday
  • Celebrate my dad’s birthday
  • Celebrate my cousin’s wedding

There’s a lot going on in October. #woohoo

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


  • Hit 60% at work (I would have in September had I not missed three days)
  • No Spend Month (besides birthday presents)
  • Make a Cruise Payment
  • Finally get a damn toll tag

WRITING GOALS


  • incorporate changes from readers into Bullets and Bylines
  • one more read-through of the book
  • format the book
  • book cover for Cameras and Confessions
  • launch the new Laura Teagan website
  • build newsletter to 50 people
  • Read three books

So, I actually did pretty well for the most part. Obviously there’s room to keep growing but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve accomplished .

Then again, I’m still looking forward to November.

November Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Birthday and Christmas presents for my best friend
  • 60-day notice on my apartment to move in January
  • Clean out my downloads folder (this will take some time)
  • A dress for my cousin’s wedding (different cousin, different wedding)
  • Lose some weight
  • Log into My Fitness Pal every single day
  • Go to the gym 12 times

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


  • Make it 85% to your goal this month at work
  • $500 in savings
  • Cruise payment
  • New Health Insurance (yay for turning 26)
  • Move desks (and they actually had us move yesterday after I added this to my November goals)

WRITING GOALS


  • Justice and Lies for NaNoWriMo
  • Edit Cameras and Confessions
  • Book cover for Cameras and Confessoins
  • Write all the content for the website and emails in these first few days
  • Get SSL for website
  • Build the newsletter and website
  • Read three books:
    • Finish Little Fires Everywhere (will probably do so tonight or tomorrow)
    • Where the Crawdads Sing
    • The Whisper Network
    • Twisted Twenty-Six

Y’all, I’m excited for this month! But I will be busy. Tell me, what will your goals be?