Goals for 2018
I set goals for myself each year. Some might say I am a goal driven individual, because once a goal is met I move on to another goal. It’s hard for me to go through life without working toward something. I’m not one to be able to sit in front of the television without feeling guilty because in the back of my mind I hear, “What are you accomplishing by sitting in front of this television?”
I have many goals, but for the purpose of this blog I’ll focus on my goals as an author.
- Write at least 250 words each weeknight and 7,000 each weekend (3,500 on Saturday and 3,500 on Sunday) from this January 6 through March 15 to complete book two of The Immundus. Fortunately, I use Scrivener which allows me to set word count goals and then it tracks my progress in meeting those word count goals.
- Read fifteen books by December 31, 2018. I use Goodreads to track my reading goals. Some of you may be thinking this is not a writer goal, but I beg to differ. Reading is a form of development for writers, regardless if it’s non-fiction (e.g. Stephen King’s On Writing) or fiction.
- Plan a Book Launch for The Immundus on February 3, 2018, from 11 – 1:00PM, that includes a reading, light food and refreshments, giveaways, question and answer session and a book signing.
- Attend Storymaker’s Conference, May 3-5, 2018.
- Attend Frankfurt Germany Book Fair October 10-14, 2018.
- Attend American Library Association Conference sometime between June 21-26, 2018.
- Complete the edits for Macie and the Magi (middle grade fantasy novel) by March 7, 2018.
- Give away 15 books during Goodreads Giveaways. So far I mailed 5 books to the winners of the first Goodreads Giveaway that ended on December 31, 2017. The winners were Rebecca Cook from Oklahoma, Lesa Neace from Kentucky, Meredith Reid from Alabama, Sarah McCall from South Carolina, and Christina Buscher from Indiana. Now we are in the midst of the second Goodreads Giveaway in which there will be an additional 5 winners. Can’t wait to see where in the world those winners reside. If you haven’t entered the contest yet, now’s your chance. Click below.