Overall the challenge was amazing. I did end up missing a couple of days, but I managed to nail down most of them and I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I loved having the daily inspiration and I definitely hope she creates another challenge like this so I can participate again.
Looking back on the month a lot has happened (it always surprises me how much can change in a month). I had a couple of goals that I outlined when I started the challenge this month and I thought it would be good to take another look at them to see how they worked out…
1) To finish my novel to the point of sending it to beta readers.
Holy cow! I did it! I’ve sent my novel out to around ten people and I’m so nervous about it, but now that it’s out there I can’t take it back!
2) To get at least one more client for my burgeoning freelance corporate copywriting career.
I have one in the works, not set in stone, but definitely a good possibility.
3) To finish my query letter for my novel and find at least five agents to query when the novel is ready to go.
I have definitely finished a rough draft of my query letter, it still needs a bit of tweaking and some more personality, but overall, it’s getting there.
4) To decide on my next novel (at least a basic story).
Ben and I have started plotting out my next novel, this one is going forward with more of a pre-defined structure as an experiment in how I work best (to outline or not to outline).
5) To maintain the highest possible level of awesomeness.
Wow! I honestly didn’t think I would have achieved all my goals. Some are a little up in the air, it’s true, but most of them are rock solid. Sweet.
So what have I learned?
Setting goals it cool, kind of like making lists where you can look back and tick them off and it’s super satisfying. I’ve also been inspired by my month to stick to blogging more. I definitely won’t be able to do it everyday, but it’s good to know I have enough to say to be able to blog almost everyday for a month. Very promising.
So a big thank you to Michelle Goode for being my muse this month!
How about you, what were your goals this month? Did you achieve them?