January is almost over, and folks all over the world are already reneging on their new year’s goals and resolutions. I’m not trying to be one of them – not only am I still going strong, I’m determined to reach and every one of my bigger goals for 2014. They say that in order to commit to your goals you must write them so, so I’m writing them and sharing them here on the blog for the world see (and for you to can help me be accountable to do what I said I was!).
So before the month ends, I’d like to share some of the bigger writing goals I have planned for this year:
- Finish book 2 in the By The Tail series, Cat On the Fence (already 90% complete)
- Finish book 3 in the By The Tail Series, Cat In Demand (expected completion in March 2013)
- I have quite a few incomplete projects that I started in my under-productive years (2011 through early 2013). One of them is a sci-fi / futuristic space chase romance novel, tentatively named Oma’s Pursuit, that is about 75% complete. I am determined to finish this one this by this spring.
- By reader demand! At least 1 more naughty fairy tale retelling in the same vein as Say My Name will be completed and published this year.
- I have a special experimental project that I started last year that I’d love to complete and share with the world to get feedback on. I think I was overzealous in my original plans for it, but if I scale it back and keep it small I should be able to manage it. No sense in going all out with it before I get to test the concept anyway.
- At least start on 2 new super-secret projects I have in mind (more to come once I actually make some progress on them).
- Communicate better with my readers. I am STILL getting readers asking me when my fourth book is coming out, which means they have no idea about Cat Out of the Bag. This quarter, I will be launching a newsletter campaign so that news about my releases and other events will be sent directly to readers who subscribe. If you haven’t yet, sign up for my newsletter now so you will receive the newsletters once they start.
That’s 3 novellas, 1 novel, 3 projects and a newsletter campaign. I can do this! I have a bunch more stuff I’d love to get done this year, but I’m not going to hold myself to the fire for them just yet – this list is plenty, and I’d be a very happy lad if I could get these things done at a minimum. I’ll check in again on my goals at the end of the quarter in March and reassess at that point.
Alright, I’ve got lots of work to do so let me go get to it. I hope you are having a productive, positive new year, too!