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July 2018 Goals

I'm on vacation! But it's still time to set some goals. June flew right on by! Before I know it, it'll be the end of the year.

What Happened With June's Goals?

Finish writing new Miso Cozy Novella. This is done done done! It's been proofread and it's now with my second proofreader. My beta readers loved it, too, so I feel confident everyone is going to enjoy this little tale.

Publish one post per week about my trip to Japan. I almost reached this goal! I think I took one week off, but still got plenty of posts up there!

Make it through this month. I made it through and it was actually a lot easier done than said!

Continue to keep away from sweets and keep practicing intermittent fasting. So I did well with this about 80% of the time. I faltered while I was in Japan but then got back on the horse for most of the month.

More of the same: walking, reading, knitting. Walking, reading, and knitting all happened this month!

A Look Back At June

Business Goals For July

Get back to my for-fun writing project and finish it. This is the first book in the Flyght series, though I don't have a title for the book yet. It's at 33,000 words of the expected 56,000 I plan to write. I'm going to start by going back over what I've written, make some adjustments that I've thought of in the last few months, and update my outline. Then get back to writing!

Start selling direct. I've figured out how I'm going to sell direct, through PayHip which is out of the UK. They take PayPal, so this is going to be a great option for people who want to use their PayPal monies to buy books. I will be hooking it up to BookFunnel too and letting them do the delivery. To start out, I'll be pulling all of my short stories plus FACE TIME and SUMMER HAIKUS off all vendors, and I will be selling these exclusively direct. Then I will port over all of my other books too WHILE still selling those on other vendors. Basically, I'm just leaving my sci-fi and mysteries plus the short story omnibus for sale on Amazon, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play. I'll make decisions about what to sell direct exclusively.

Personal Goals For June

Continue to keep away from sweets and keep practicing intermittent fasting. Keeping strong on this!

More of the same: walking, reading, knitting. Once I'm home from my vacation I plan to walk and read more. I need to listen to more audiobooks and take the time to read. It does wonders for my peace of mind.

Have a great July everybody!

S. J. Pajonas