Posts tagged with ‘goals’

  • It’s That Time Again: Writing Goals 3rd Quarter Check-in

    By Jennifer Mattern on October 4, 2014
    October marks the start of my favorite time of year: when we hop from one holiday to the next. It kicks off with Halloween and continues straight through New Year's Day. There's decorating. Shopping. Family time. And a crazy work schedule. Fall and the beginning of winter are probably my most hectic time of the year as a freelance writer-blogger-publisher, […]
  • Quick Tip: Make Time for a Mid-Year Writing Goals Evaluation

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 1, 2014
    Can you believe it's July already? I know we say the same thing every year, but time really does seem to fly by. As of today, we kick off the second half of the year. And that is a perfect time for a mid-year check-in on our writing careers. What does a mid-year check-in involve? The idea is to review […]
  • 5 Great New Year’s Goals For Print Writers

    By Catherine L. Tully on December 26, 2013
    Today we're going to talk about setting some goals that relate directly to a career in writing for print. Starting the NY off right can set the tone for the entire year, so it pays off to do a little "leg work" on the front end of things. Here are five great goals to pencil into January that will help […]
  • 2014 Freelance Writing and Publishing Goals

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 17, 2013
    This week is my last work week of 2013. That means it's time to take a look back at my progress this year -- both my successes and failures. And it's time to think about goals and resolutions for 2014. You can find mine below, and I hope you'll share some of your own in the comments. Let's start with […]
  • A Belated 4th Quarter Business Check-In

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 6, 2013
    Normally I post my quarterly business goals and plans at the beginning of each quarter, and I try to post a follow-up in the next update to let you know how I did. Plans always unexpectedly change in one way or another, but this past quarter might have been the worst. As you might know, I took off for an […]
  • 2013 First Quarter Check-In

    By Jennifer Mattern on April 1, 2013
    It's time for my first quarterly evaluation for my business. While I evaluate my progress on specific goals more frequently, I use my quarterly evaluations to review my longer-term plans and resolutions. So far things are going pretty well. But, as usual, I need to make some changes. Progress So Far Here are some of the things I can check […]
  • New Year's Resolutions — 2013 Updates

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 8, 2013
    I know I'm a bit slow to return from my winter vacation time this year, but welcome back! I feel well-rested (after being exhausted by the holidays), and I'm excited to get back to work. I hope you all are as well. Back in November I shared my 2013 writing resolutions with you. Normally I try to evaluate them each […]
  • 2013 New Year's Resolutions for Writers

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 28, 2012
    Update: During my first quarter check-in I updated the list below. Anything in green is currently in progress, and anything with a strike-through has been completed. Last week I shared my 2012 year-end evaluation with you, where I looked over my goals for this year and whether or not I've accomplished what I set out to do. Honestly, 2012 was […]
  • Are You Ready for Your 2012 Year-End Evaluation?

    By Jennifer Mattern on November 21, 2012
    I know November isn't quite the end of the year. But with the hectic nature of the holiday season, I like to start a year-end business evaluation a bit early. What I do is look over my initial goals and resolutions for reference, and then check my mid-year check-in and any changed goals to see what I have and haven't […]
  • Freelance Business (Early) Mid-Year Check-in 2012

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 30, 2012
    With the start of June right around the corner, we're nearly halfway through the year. Just one more month. When I realized how fast time was flying by, I went back to review some of my business goals and resolutions for 2012. I decided it was time for an early mid-year check-in. Why spend another month waiting when I can […]