Last October, I posted a few goals for 2013 (here’s a link to the post). I realized recently that we are halfway through the year. That’s a good time to check in. If I’m making progress, great. If I’m not, there’s still time to regroup.
So how am I doing?
On the professional front, I finished a draft of my novel. It’s in my agent’s hands now. I have no idea how the publishing industry will view it, but I’m happy with it.
I have not yet fully formed the next non-fiction book idea, though I have some ideas churning. That’s somewhere to focus over the next 6 months.
My 2 short ebooks (on work and weekends) came out this spring. Now I’m prepping for the launch of the paperback compilation in late August.
As for doubling blog readership, I should have recorded what precisely it was back in January. That would have made this goal more measurable! Oh well. I can see it’s growing regularly — and I am making plans to work on that some more.
On the personal front, I wanted to run 1000 miles in 2013. Despite training for (and finishing!) the Seattle Rock n Roll half marathon in June, I hit June 30 with a total of 434.5 miles, which puts me well under the 500 I should have hit by that point. In order to hit 1000 miles for the year, I’ll need to run 565.5 in the next 6 months, which is just shy of 95 miles a month. That’s a lot of miles. While it is doable, I’m not sure I’m going to make it a priority. I may just decide to do 500 in the next 6 months (83-34/month). I hit that in 3 of the first 6 months of the year, so I know that is possible. I dislike not hitting a goal, but I also don’t want to get injured, which would rapidly drop my potential mileage total for the year.
I wanted to take some good trips as a family, including one to a national park out west. We hit Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier National Park this June, so that’s a win.
How are you doing on your 2013 goals?
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