You know how sometimes you have to hear a thing over and over again before it sinks in and you finally "get it"? That happened with me, at last, in regards to setting and completing not only my writing goals but goals in general. I got an Accountability Partner!
For me, she is someone I see on a fairly regular basis, which is a huge plus, but also, I've made a commitment to having weekly check-in emails or texts with her to let her know what I worked on that week. Meaning, I WORKED ON SOMETHING! I did something toward accomplishing my goals.
Over Thanksgiving break, I finished designing a second website I have--copy, layout, everything. Now, it's ready for her to proof and give feedback on before it goes live the first of next year. And if that wasn't a huge accomplishment on its own, I also revised two short stories I had worked on. And spoke with two different individuals--one an illustrator, the other a graphic designer--about some pieces I will need as well for projects next year.
Something else I did was buy a different style of planner for 2017. I've used planners for several years now for my personal life--medical appointments, workshops, meetings and the like. But I never really wrote my writing and jewelry-making goals in anything. The new planner I purchased allows me to see the whole month, where I write my business and writing goals (when I'll get up early and write; when I'll work on making jewelry in the evenings), and then, when you turn the page, it has the individual weeks of the month laid out, where I can keep my personal to-do lists for the month right there behind the full-month spread.
I can't wait for 2017 to get started. Not that I don't have a lot left to do in this last month of 2016, but I'm excited for my new plan of action to really get rolling. Now, it's really on me to do the things I say and want to do because now I have someone to report my progress to.