2019 Goal Wrap Up and New Goals For 2020

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I love setting goals and looking back on them at the end of the year. Whenever I set goals I keep them small, or if they’re bigger ones I break them down into manageable chunks. The last thing you need is to set goals that overwhelm you and you don’t end up achieving them. In today’s post, I’m going to be looking back at my 2019 goals to see if I achieved them, and also set some new ones for 2020.


2019 Goal Update.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

This didn’t exactly go to plan. I started off well but it went downhill pretty fast. I did give a rating to every book I read so that’s at least something. I will be trying this one again because I really do want to make the effort.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

Again, I didn’t achieve this. Due to personal reasons, I took a very long break from blogging. I’m still planning on going self-hosted, I’m just not sure when.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

I achieved this! I am currently at 52 and I’ll definitely be adding more to that total before the year is out.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

I have been trying so hard to engage with more writers on Twitter and I think I’ve done pretty well overall. I’m a massive introvert and I have anxiety so it’s really hard for me to engage consistently. Sometimes I can’t face even opening my notifications, however, overall, I think I’ve done okay with this one.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

I achieved this! I haven’t started editing yet as I want to let it sit for a while before I go back to it. I made the mistake of not outlining it very well (pantsing doesn’t work well for me), so I need to have a long think about what direction I want the story to go in.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

I’ve actually nearly finished this draft which I’m so proud of. I’m hoping to get it done by the end of the year. Fingers crossed!

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

I’ll admit, I did not write one short story this year, in fact, I didn’t even try. For some reason, short stories intimidate me. I’m so used to writing longer novels so I find them challenging. Hopefully, in the new year, I can get past that and get writing some.

My Ambitious Goals For 2019 (Writing, Books and More)

Nope, didn’t achieve this one either, unless you count the Goodreads challenge which I did achieve.


Overall, there are many goals I didn’t achieve. However, the most important one was to finish the first draft of The Mariah Kingdom (this is actually the first draft I’ve ever completed). And to also have nearly completed Project Enigma too is a huge achievement for me. I spent so long letting my perfectionism and fear of failure stop me from finishing projects, so to have gotten past that in my writing is massive for me.


2020 goals.

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  • Read 60 books.
  • Start editing Project Enigma.
  • Begin the first draft of The Brentbrook Girls (YA Mystery Thriller).
  • Put together my first poetry collection.
  • Submit more poems to literacy journals/magazines etc.
  • Blog consistently.
  • Review every book I read.

What are your goals for 2020?

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4 thoughts on “2019 Goal Wrap Up and New Goals For 2020

  1. bevbaird

    The goals you achieved are so impressive! Finishing your book and almost another are huge accomplishments. I’m still working on editing a couple of mine – been pretty stagnant most of the year. But I did read a lot – so I guess there is that.
    Here’s to a fabulous 2020 and achieving all your goals!

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  2. bevbaird

    Really liked your goal post. As i was checking some emails, this one from Grammy Grid showed up. with prompts for short stories in 2020. I’ve tried a few this year, but never posted them In 2020, I plan to do them all. Thought you might like to check it out – even just for ideas. https://grammysgrid.com/2020-list-for-short-story-prompt-link-party/

    Take care. Bev

    On Sat, Dec 21, 2019 at 3:01 PM Charleigh Writes wrote:

    > Charleighwrites posted: ” I love setting goals and looking back on them at > the end of the year. Whenever I set goals I keep them small, or if they’re > bigger ones I break them down into manageable chunks. The last thing you > need is to set goals that overwhelm you and you don’t en” >

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  3. allthingsalexx

    I love all of these goals and I hope that they help keeping you on track with things and keep you motivated. Don’t beat yourself up though lovely that you didn’t manage to do everything you planned to. Well done for achieving the goals you achieved and the best of look for 2020!
    Alex xx
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

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  4. Em

    This is a great goals list and I like how it builds on your 2019 plans and accomplishments. Props on the achievements you made; you did great.

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