Setting Monthly, Quarterly, and Yearly Targets in 2023

With the year beginning I set up my work targets for 2023. I also set up targets for the first quarter of the year and for January.

Each set of targets has a different style.

  • The yearly ones are high level. I shouldn’t be able to finish any of them without sustained work and multiple projects.
  • The quarterly ones are mid level. Many are self-contained projects, but some require a sustained effort over the three months.
  • And the monthly ones are realistic and attainable considering the time frame. Some may take the whole month, others can be done through a shorter burst of focus.

I find this system works well to stay focused while also having some wiggle room on how to get to where I’m going.

My yearly targets are:

  • Publish 24 books in 2023, getting me about a quarter of the way to my 100.
  • Relaunch my old website in order to market the books.

My targets for the first quarter are:

  • Publish my first four books.
  • Establish and maintain my writing streaks (I discussed last week).

And my targets for January 2023 are:

  • Publish my first two books.
  • Establish my new writing streaks.

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